Sunday, May 28, 2017

2017 99th Annual California State Track and Field Meet

Performances Lists

Prelims Time Schedule

The forecast for 93 for Friday and 94 for Saturday. Not quite as hot as last year but still pretty hot, especially for the distance runners.

Anything stand out when you look at the performance lists? Any surprises? What will be the most competitive race this year? 

Section Meet videos and photos

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

CCS, SJS, OAK and NCS meet previews

We will start with the Oakland Section and you can find the preview at this LINK.

You now now check out the CCS preview at this LINK.

SJS live results from today's semis can be found at this LINK. Tomorrow's final linked as well. You can check out my top 6 storylines from tonights SJS Masters meet at this LINK.

Central Coast Section Results:

North Coast Section Results:

Sac-Joaquin Section Results:

Oakland Section Results:

Southern Section Results:

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

North Coast Section Meet of Champions Performances Lists

Any surprises? What is the most competitive event? What athletes have the best chance to have podium finishes at the California State Meet one week later?

Monday, May 22, 2017

NCS Tri-Valley and SJS Division I videos

You can check out all the NCS Tri-Valley videos at this LINK.

You can check out all the SJS Division 1 videos at this LINK.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Northern California Live Results links

Sac-Joaquin Section Division I

Sac-Joaquin Section Division 4/5 Results

North Coast Section Tri-Valley

North Coast Section Bayshore Results

North Coast Section Class A Results

North Coast Section Redwood Empire
Results LINK

Central Coast Section (Live results for today and Friday)

San Francisco Section Trials
Results LINK

More to come. If you have other links for any of the NorCal section meets, post them below.

DQ or no?

It's that time of year when athletes get disqualified for rules that perhaps would be overlooked earlier in the season. Read the article below, if you have not done so already, about two SCL runners who were DQ'ed for holding hands at the end of a 1600 trial. By the letter of the law, it's an instant DQ. Was it the right decision? Are you covering such rules with your athletes as a coach? Definitely up for debate.

Benefield: Debate swirls over SCL runners' disqualification

Monday, May 15, 2017

Jim Ryun 3:58.3 mile at Kansas State championship on May 15, 1965

Still the fastest high school mile with only high school competitors.

Here is the fastest mile ever run by high schooler Alan Webb at Pre Invite with his 3:53.43.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

10th Annual Cross Country Coaches Clinic

You can find all the information for this clinic at this LINK

The Clinic will take place at Dublin HS on Saturday, June 24th and the clinicians will be Alex Mason St. Joseph Notre Dame, Chris Williams Dublin and Timo Mostert American Fork HS, Utah. Deadline to sign up for this clinic is June 1st.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Payton Jordan Invite 1500m victory for former Aptos runner, Nikki Hiltz

One of the all-time CCS great distance runners, Aptos 2013 grad Nikki Hiltz, won section 2 of the 1500m at Friday's Peyton Jordan Invitational with a time of 4:12.09. That time ranks her 5th best in NCAA Division I competition.

In high school, Hiltz had bests of 2:09.50 and 4:42.45 in her two best events. She qualified for the state meet in the 1600 all four years. In the same event, she was a 2-time (soph/junior) section champion in 1600 and finished in 2nd as a senior. In the 800 meters, she was a 3-time section champion. At the state meet in the 800, Hiltz finished in 3rd place as a senior the only time she chose to compete in that event. In the 1600, she finished in 3rd as a sophomore, won as a junior and was 2nd as a senior.

She started her collegiate career at University of Oregon as a freshman before transferring to Arkansas as a sophomore.

Photo courtesy of Kirby Lee.

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Girl's SCCAL Track & Field: Aptos shuts down Zlatunich after leg injury

One of the top distance runners in the Central Coast Section is out for the season.

8th annual "5 Star High Jump Camp" with CAL HJ record holder, Jeff Rogers

The 8th annual  "5 Star High Jump Camp"  will take place on June 15th & 16th at Saint Mary’s High School in Berkeley.  It is designed for intermediate and advanced high jumpers who are looking for improvement.  The 2 day camp will cover all aspects of high jumping... the approach, take-off and layout... as well as general and high jump specific plyometrics, drills, and specific weight-training exercises. Video will be taken of very athlete and an analysis of the video will be used to provide the best possible recommendations for each jumper.  Athletes will be presented with an instructional manual and DVD, complete with personal written evaluations, analysis and recommendations.  

         The camp will be limited to 8 - 10 jumpers to insure that every athlete is afforded specialized time with the coaches.   Admission to the camp is on a first come - first serve basis.   All participants must fill out a questionnaire and sign a liability waiver.  The camp is being run by former U.C. Berkeley All-American (and school record-holder - 7'5¾") Jeff Rogers, who is currently the coach at Saint Mary's High School .  Coach Rogers' former pupil, 2004 California State Champion and 2012 Olympic Trials 5th place finisher Ed Wright will be the other camp clinician. For more information about the camp, go to:  

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

The Complete History of Cross-Country Running

The Complete History of Cross-Country Running: From the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day

It's being shared as a "cross-country runner's dream book" - a large, comprehensive volume that tells the full story on where the sport came from and why it's relevant for the future. Among elites and industry professionals, Craig Lutz, 2009 NXN Champion and 2016 U.S. XC National Champion called it "a genius account." Kenny Moore, best-selling author of Bowerman and the Men of Oregon said, "I have only praise...Well, well done." Doris Brown Heritage, one of the first female national and international cross-country pioneers wrote "Thank you for this fascinating well-researched story."

If you've ever wanted to know why we run cross-country, where history was made, and who made it, this book will tell you that, and more. It covers the years 1800-2017 (from high school through elites, worldwide), has 25 high resolution photos, specialty "Event Spotlights" for every decade, and standalone sections on XC in the Olympic Games, footware attire and technology through the ages, and female pioneers with the sport. Craig Virgin, the only U.S. runner to win the senior men's title at the World Cross Country Championships (achieved twice!), wrote the foreword.

The only one of its kind, and perfect for any athlete, coach, or fan of cross-country, the book will retail for $49.99 and be released by Carrel Books on January 2nd, 2018. You can pre-order it today to have it shipped the moment it hits the shelves. 

More info can be found about the book at this link.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Top 10 Moments from this Track and Field season to date?

Before we approach the league championships that will take place in the next two weeks, let's reflect on the season to date. What has been the the top 10 moments from the 2017 season? You can consider Northern California athletes or the entire state if you like. I have a few moments that I can think about but would love to hear your thoughts on what moments/accomplishments stood out for you.


Monday, May 01, 2017

Bellarmine DMR team wins at Penn Relays with a time of 10:06.10

Official splits as relayed by Matt Richardson
Meika Beaudoin-Rousseau 3:11.42
Tommy Rocha 50.41
Benjamin Micalleg 1:54.84
Alex Scales 4:09.45

Nice article by Erik Boal about Bellermine's effort at this LINK.

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