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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Northern California Cross Country News

Julia Stamps Mallon now coaching with her former coach Danny Aldridge at Sonoma Academy:
http://www.pdpreps.com/news/article/23075/empire-running-great-to-coach/

Former Carlmont coach Jeff Gilkey now coaching at San Francisco Waldorf School:
http://www.sfwaldorf.org/high-school/athletics/teams/cross-country

Former Granite Bay High School runner Clare Carroll, who ran the 3rd fastest time overall last year at the state meet, is now attending Vista Del Lago HS.
Who To Watch in California - Clare Carroll

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why did Clare Carroll transfer?Did she run track in the spring?

MadMatt said...

I don't want to speculate and I have no pesonal knowledge (although I am sure I will hear shortly via the grapevine). It may be as simple as a move by the family to Folsom. But Vista has a very good team and coach - and with Clare on the team (if fully recovered from her knee) it will be a formidable team - esp. in Div. 3. Clare did not run with the team during summer training as far as I saw. Madeline Ankhelyi (sp?) is on the team and she is a very strong runner and her family knows Clare's family. Should be fun to watch.

Anonymous said...

How did she injure her knee?I see that VDL also has a good #3 runner.Do they have anyone else?

Albert Caruana said...

I believe Clare was injured during track but returned late season.

Vista Del Lago adds Clare and apparently a fast freshman so with Madeleine Ankhelyi that gives VDL a formidable front 3.

MadMatt said...

I am not sure exactly how she hurt her knee. I have heard she hurt it due to her unique running style - pushes her lower legs outward as she runs. But don't quote me on that. Hard to argue with her success. She has both the talent and the drive. Not sure about other Vista runners - but I know my daughter's coach has said they have some very good up and coming young runners.

Anonymous said...

Since she ran on Varsity last year are we to assume she is ineligible this cross country season due to the transfer?

Albert Caruana said...

The SJS will have rule on her eligibility this year.

Peter Brewer said...

I am glad to see Jeff Gilkey coaching again. It is hard to argue against his enthusiasm and the loyalty he instills in his runners.

I wish him and Waldorf School the best of success.

Peter Brewer
Northgate High

Rob Collins said...

I happen to be at Golden Gate Park, watching some college Races and saw Jeff Gilkey with his New Team there training!

just stating the facts said...

Anyone notice that there hasn't been a single Carlmont graduate that has improved much after high school? Most have ended up quitting after barely improving.

just stating the facts said...

Or after not improving at all...

Albert Caruana said...

You can say the same about many schools. The percentage of high school athletes that continue running in college and actually complete four years is fairly slim.

Marys Dad said...

Hey "Just Stating the Facts" isn't this the same thing you have posted under different names every time Coach Gilkey is mentioned? Do you check on how all the CCS runners have progressed in college or are you just obsessed with Coach Gilkey and his former runners? I don't see you asking about the collegiate success of Aptos, Bellarmine, Mountain View, SLV or SI runners. It is time for you to focus on your team without trying to make Coach Gilkey look bad? Stop the infatuation.
Rob Collins did see Coach Gilkey at Golden Gate Park. I was there with him watching some of our former athletes race. He also introduced his new girls team to the Stanford girls team which was a neat experience for the girls. Did you do this for your team 'Just Stating the Facts?' I hope everyone has a successful cross country season and stops being so petty.

Carlmont Parent said...

My daughter was not sure if she would run cross country in highschool but decided to try it at Carlmont. Coach Gilkey was the best thing that ever happened. Now she has graduated, she has a passion for the sport she will never lose. His enthusiasm is contagious. Just ask any of the large group of alumni that are still involved and keep contact.

'Just stating the facts' get over it, move on and start developing that passion in your athletes!

Anonymous said...

I'm offended my school was not mentioned as one of the schools to look into for post collegiate success. haha.

Parents, you fuel the fire by responding. The best thing to do is to ignore those posts. They will go away quietly, trust me.

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