Do you go to a doctor, or tough it out?
Sports Injuries: When to Tough It Out
Rick was honored this past Saturday at the Stanford Invitational. The following tribute was read at the Stanford Invitational by Keith Conning. Link to Keith's blog posted below. A well deserved award for Rick.
While attending San Jose State in the 1960’s,Rick started working with Dr. Bruce Ogilivie, the first person to study Sports Psychology. During this time Rick also worked with Bud Winters, the Track and Field Coach at San Jose State. For those who don’t know Bud, he was the coach of what became “speed city” and had many of his athletes became Olympic Champions, Lee Evans, Tommy Smith, and John Carlos to name a few.
Rick worked from Dr Ogilivie in many other sports besides Track and Field but Rick always gravitated back to the sport he really enjoyed, Track and Field.
After graduating from San Jose State, Rick spent 2 years in the US Marine Corps starting Operation Transition at Camp LeJuene, NC.
After being discharged from the Marine Corps Rick came back to San Jose State to get his teaching certificate. While student teaching he was hired as a substitute teacher at Homestead High School in their History Dept. He heard that they needed a track coach, so he volunteered for that job too. In his first year he took a rag/tag track team and won the CCS Championship.
At this time he also started officiating at some of the local meets because there were not many that would take time to do so.
During this time he married Margaret and they had one son, Brian.
Over the past 44 years Rick has officiated at thousands of Track and Field Meets in the Bay Area. Many times being the meet director.
He has been an official at 4 Olympic Trials, many NCAA finals, PAC 10 finals, and the Texas Relays.
In recent years he has been the meet director for the International Children’s Games, held in San Francisco, CA. This meet involved children for 87 countries from around the world. He was the meet director for Track and Field area of the Senior Games held here at Stanford in 2009 where 8000 runners competed over 9 days.
Last year Rick was honored with a Certificate of Recognition from the State of California Senate, Stating in part, “Through more then 45 years of service as a track and field coach, teacher, mentor, and advocate for children and young adults”
The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors also honored him with their Resolution that states , in part, “Rick was presented the Central Coast Section(CCS) Distinguished Service Award for his dedication and contribution to the positive educational growth of the student-athletes in the CCS”
Over the past 33 years Rick has been the driving force behind the Los Gatos High Schools “all comers” meets held in January and February just before track and field season starts and again in June and July..
1979 He started the Los Gatos Athletic Association All-Comers Meets with Willie Harmitz . They put on 16 meets a year.
1982 He started the CCS Top 8 Meet and Frosh/Soph Classic at Los Gatos High School.
1986 He became a Track Official at Stanford.
2001 He received the Dick Barber Meritorious Service Award from the Pacific Association of USATF.
Found at the following link:
TRACK: Boys 4x400 takes sixth at Stanford invite on Saturday (Hollister Free Lance)
Indians’ Souza seventh in state in long jump (Napa Valley Register)
Napa track stars Ruegg, Souza sparkle at Stanford (Napa Valley Register)
Gunn's Margerum tops Stanford Invite in long jump (Mercurynews.com)
Drake girls mile relay team has strong run at Stanford Invitational (Marin IJ)
Paly's MacQuitty runs state-leading mile time (Palo Alto Online)
More will be posted...
Girls' 4 x 800m. Heat 1 (Fast Heat) Splits for Oak Ridge HS Hayley Scott 2:18.5, Abby Walker 2:21.0, Holli Arrieta 2:18.5 and Samantha Ralstin 2:20.7 (9:18.87 broke school record of 9:24.0 previously held by
Alex Kosinski, Sara Sipes, Ashley Silva and Ashley Adams)
Track and Field Videos on Flotrack
Boys' 4 x 800m. Heat 1 (Fast Heat) Splits for San Ramon Valley Simon Graves 1:59, Parker Deuel 1:56, Ryan Hammill 1:59, Kevin Griffith 1:54
Track and Field Videos on Flotrack
All results can be found at the following link:
All Stanford Invitational races can be found on runnerspace.com at the following link:
All Stanford Invitational races covered by flotrack.org can be found at the following link:
So what was the most impressive performance during the entire two days? Individual and/or team.
Fast heat DMR boys (Splits for winning Castro Valley team Anthony Martore 3:10, solo diomande 51.7, Will Weekes 2:02, Ben Eversole 4:22)
Fast heat DMR girls: (Splits for winning Casa Grande team
Today we chat with former Crystal Springs Uplands School and Brown University runner, Nick Neely. Nick graduated from CSUS in 2003 following a successful hs career, juggling multiple sports. You can see some of his Cross Country and Track and Field accomplishments below which included a sub 15:00 effort on the track during the tail end of his senior season. Nick went on the run at Brown University and although several of his seasons were curtailed by injuries, his indoor 5000m. time is ranked in the top 10 and he was one of the key members of their Cross Country team. Nick recently completed his first marathon in 2:24:38 and now has a new goal to shoot for in his next attempt at the distance.
1) What sports did u participate in before and during high school?
Here are the results from the BCL meet (NCS Division V schools) that took place on Tuesday at Kezar Stadium. That track is FAST (same surface as the 1996 Olympics). Some excellent times as you will see.
Stanford newspaper articles will be posted later today, more results as well as another athlete interview...
What is the most anticipated race at Stanford this weekend? Any predictions?
Posted by Albert Caruana at 10:35 PM
Not this one! Maria Carrillo has a new freshman discus thrower this season but experience will probably not be a problem. Her name is Kathleen Durand and she has already thrown farther than anyone else this year. Her 106 foot 10 inch throw to win the Big Cat Invite is also the fifth farthest throw by a freshman ever. She has now backed up that throw by having the longest toss at Piner Gold Rush Relays at 106-0.
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Thanks to Jim Crowhurst for the link.
By Dublin HS coach, Chris Williams.
The Dublin Distance Fiesta is finally here! Nearly 40 schools, 700 athletes, great music and fantastic racing headline this wonderful DyeStatCal Featured meet for the distance runners. Two special edition t-shirts are up for grabs in every race (four in the fast heat) and a special sombrero to the fastest time of the day in each event can make for some great opportunities to set personal records. No Distance Fiesta record is safe!
Meet Record – 5:16.55 – Sammy Hamilton – Half Moon Bay
For the first time in Dublin Distance Fiesta history, a current record holder will try to find off all contenders and keep their crown. Half Moon Bay’s Sammy Hamilton is one of the marquee names in the Central Coast Section, having a personal best of 5:10.83 and the current Fiesta record holder. However, there is someone else in this race who has a faster personal record – Livermore’s Natalie Dimits (11:08.19 for 3200 currently 10th in the state) who has a PR of 5:09.57 and is no stranger to the sombrero – her school’s distance medley relay team has won the last two Fiesta’s. Campolindo’s Sara Mostatabi (5:16.31) and Del Campo’s Haley Nevins (2:23.59 for 800) also bring great speed to this event and will challenge for the first sombreros of the evening.
Meet Record – 4:17.28 – Erik Olson – Novato
The winner of this race should get the golden sombrero because they are nearly guaranteed to be a force at the CIF State Championships in June. Two years ago, Arroyo’s Derek Thomas burst onto the state scene with his outstanding victory here and ended taking 2nd at State in the 800. Last year’s winner Erik Olson of Novato went on to have a magical track season, capping it off with a 8:56.56 in the 3200 at State taking 7th. Who will it be this year? Leading the way is CIF State Cross Country Division 4 champion Dan Milechman of Tamalpias. His PR of 4:19.52 puts him within reach of the meet record and his current season’s 1:57.9 in the 800 is #11 in the state. He will chased by the dynamic duo from San Ramon Valley – Parker Deuel (4:25.30 - #29 in state) and Simon Graves (4:22.48 PR), Del Campo’s Josh Mercado (4:24.34 - #21 in state), Davis’ Trevor Halsted (12th at CIF State Cross Country Championships D1) and Jesuit’s Adam Kelly-Strong (4:22.22 PR).
Meet Record – 2:17.43 – Tamara Purpura – Lowell
Could Half Moon Bay be the first school in meet history to have two meet records? This possibility could become a reality with Lauren Irish on the track. Here PR of 2:18.10 is definitely in range of the record. She will be pushed by Melissa Chaidez (2:23.18) of Notre Dame San Jose, Campolindo’s Jessie Cahill (5:28.81 for 1600) and Haley Nevins(2:23.59) of Del Campo, who will challenging for her second sombrero of the evening.
Meet Record – 1:54.21 – Sebastian Sam – Oak Grove
San Ramon Valley’s Kevin Griffith is looking to collect his 2nd consecutive sombrero and will make a run at the meet record in defending his win last year. His PR of 1:53.85 is the 6thfastest returner in the state and his current seasonal best of 1:58.04 is 13th in California. He will be pushed by teammate Ryan Hammill (1:58.73 PR), Ryan Banwarth (1:57.50) of Davis, and Las Lomas’ KC Green (1:59.9 PR).
Meet Record – 10:49.64 – Diana George – Livermore
Diana George’s record seems to be safe this year, but don’t tell that to these very talented young ladies. Davis will be showing their tremendous cross country depth with three trying for four of the t-shirts – Christine Bowles (11:11.16), Hilary Teaford (11:24.69) and Charlotte ter Haar (11:24.92). They will be pushed by Washington’s Jessica Gerards (11:22.13) and Campolindo’s Grace Orders (11:04.06). Can one of these girls break the vaunted 11-minute mark?
Meet Record – 9:22.07 – Garrett Rowe – Mountain View
Here is another meet record that seems to be in danger. Josh Mercado of Del Campo has gotten his season off to a blazing start having run 4:24.34 (21st in state) and 9:29.00 (14th in state) and looks to be the favorite. Teammate Robert Pflasterer (9:44.56) and San Ramon Valley’s Sean Colaco (4:19.23 PR) looks to win some t-shirts while two with great cross country credentials Davis’ Grayson Hough (19th at CIF State Cross Country Championships D1) and San Rafael’s Trevor Ehlenbach (13th in D4) look to challenge that sub 9:30 mark!
Girls Distance Medley Relay
Meet Record – 12:35.87 – Livermore
There will be new queens of the DMR this year as two-time defending champion Livermore will not be running it this year. Their record sure doesn’t seem to be safe with the quality of teams. Campolindo, with the likes of Carrie Verdon (5:09.57 – 11:01.85 – 9th in Division 3 at CIF State Cross Country Championships), Olivia Warren (2:17.58 – 5:16.91) Grace Orders (11:04.06), Sara Mostatabi (5:16.31) and Emily Brennan (2:21.95), has plenty of depth to choose from for coach Chuck Woolridge and looks to be the heavy favorite. There are three other teams lurking in the distance, however, that can give Campolindo a push. Davis has some options as well with Juliana Green (2:20.65 – 5:03.77), Christine Bowles (5:16.83) and Hilary Teaford (2:27.04 – 5:18.98). Half Moon could break the team record for total sombrero’s in a meet with Sammy Hamilton (2:23.94 – 5:10.83) andLauren Irish (2:18.10) already having run a near sub 13-minute (13:04.15) DMR at the San Rafael Twilight Relays. Coach Mike Davis of Monte Vista is no stranger to the sombrero as his boys team is the current meet record holder. His girls team of Nicole Aha (5:16.43), Mikaela Hammitt (2:15.93) and Kyla Aiuto (2:23.83) will be running this fresh so they will be in the mix.
Boys Distance Medley Relay
Meet Record – 10:30.69 – Monte Vista
Two years ago, we saw a very heroic performance out of Petaluma’s Sterling Lockert, who 30 minutes after setting the then meet record in the 3200 jumped onto the track to anchor Petaluma when they took a close second to the current meet record holder Monte Vista. Will we see another performance like that? Tamalpias might be able to provide that kind of excitement with Dan Michelman (1:57.9 – 4:19.52 – State Cross Country Champion D4) and Emil Barkovich (4:29.69) on their squad doubling back from the 1600. Bellarmine, always very strong in the distances, have the likes of Kyle Rae (4:23.82) to give them a great chance. Coach Eddie Salazar’s Livermore team will look to extend his streak of DMR victories after they won the last two girls DMRs. Cross country powerhouses Monte Vista (seasonal best 10:48.27 7th in California) with Elliott Killich (1:57.81) and Campolindo withDylan Laucher (9:39.97) also look to bring home the sombreros.
Posted on SJ Mercury News website at the following link:
Dublin Distance Fiesta
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Dublin High School, Dublin, CA
2:45 Girls 1600 Heats 1-6
3:30 Boys 1600 Heats 1-12
4:55 Girls 800 Heats 1-6
5:20 Boys 800 Heats 1-15
6:20 Girls 3200 Heats 1-2
6:55 Boys 3200 Heats 1-6
8:25 Girls Distance Medley Relay
8:45 Boys Distance Medley Relay
Distance Fiesta Meet Records
Event Name School Time
Girls 1600 Sammy Hamilton Half Moon Bay 5:16.55
Boys 1600 Erik Olson Novato 4:17.28
Girls 800 Tamara Purpura Lowell 2:17.43
Boys 800 Sebastian Sam Oak Grove 1:54.21
Girls 3200 Diana George Livermore 10:49.74
Boys 3200 Garrett Rowe Mountain View 9:22.07
Girls Distance Medley Relay Livermore Livermore 12:35.87
Boys Distance Medley Relay Monte Vista Monte Vista 10:30.69
Posted under an older date so not to take up the whole front page.