Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Women's Dipsea Hike

The following was posted at this link:

"In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Women’s Dipsea Hike — the first-ever cross country sporting event in the U.S. exclusively for women — there will be a ceremonial tribute hike/run on Saturday, April 21, starting at 9 a.m., at Old Mill Park.

Sponsored by the Dipsea Race Committee in partnership with One Tam and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the hike/run will follow the familiar Dipsea Trail from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach on Earth Day.

According to historian Barry Spitz, it was called a hike to escape the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) ban on women competing in long-distance races at the time.

Registration is limited to 500 participants, who are encouraged to wear period costumes from 1918. Interested women can register for the untimed hike at

A luncheon — limited to 100 registrants — will follow the event, roughly at noon, at the Stinson Beach Community Center."

Exclusive athlete interview with NorCal Track and Field athletes

You need to be a MileSplit pro plan member to view them and if you are, you can check out Jeff Parenti's interview with 2-time defending state champion Alyssa Brewer at this LINK. You can check out his interview with 2016 XC state champion Olivia O'Keeffe at this LINK. You can check out his interview with 2017 800 meter state champion Jett Charvet at this LINK

Monday, February 19, 2018

Track and Field results

Cal All-Comers Meet results:

California Winter Championships at Arcadia HS results:

Best performances this weekend for NorCal Track and Field athletes?

Monday, February 12, 2018

Liam Anderson selected Gatorade Boys XC Runner of the Year

The last NorCal male runner to win the Gatorade California Cross Country Runner of the Year was German Fernandez of Riverbank (SJS) in 2007.

The last female winner was...Santa Cruz's Cate Ratliff in 2015.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Central Section puts Cal City boys hoops on probation after record-breaking blowout

I haven't been the biggest fan on the Central Section due to their competitive equity which has left McFarland competing in Division I during XC season despite their enrollment of fewer than 1000 students. 

However, I am quite pleased with the Central Section as you can see in the article above which details the suspension of a school that won a basketball game last week 165-38. The total for the winning team was a new California record. I have coached basketball for many years and for a coach to resort to defeating an opponent by that score is really reprehensible. The Central Section did the right thing this time and they are to be commended.

The comparison has been made to a XC team defeating a team 15-50 but to me, that is not a good comparison. Thoughts?

Thursday, February 08, 2018

CA Coaching Legends: James Logan's Lee Webb

You can also check out my interview with Lee from 2015 at this link:

What Coach Brewer said about Coach Webb is absolutely right. He has done a lot of good for a lot of people without the fanfare and has always been very humble about all of his accomplishments. 

Monday, February 05, 2018

California weekend Results

Below are results and highlights from this weekend's Track and Field action.

Cal All-Comers Results:

2018 UW HS Invitational Results:

Highlights from Nike Boise Indoor:

Any other events that took place this past weekend?

Thursday, February 01, 2018

What is your school's BEST Track and Field record?

Take a look at your school's track and field records and which one of your school records is the best of the best? This can be for boys or girls.

I will start with my school
(Crystal Springs Uplands School) 5000 meters Nick Neely 14:58.54 2003
(Montgomery HS) 200y Mel Gray 20.7 1967 (national record)
(Montgomery HS) 3200m Sara Bei 10:10.11 2001
(Desert Christian, Lancaster) Long Jump Adam Ruggiero 22'9.25" 2012
(Campolindo HS) 3200m Tom Hale 8:54.24 1971
(Alameda HS) 100y James Jackson 9.4 1954 (national record)
(Alameda HS Discus Linda Reed 150'2" 1979
(Monte Vista HS) High Jump Mark Wilson 7'1.75" 1974
(McClatchy HS) Long Jump Ken Duncan 26'2.25" 1972
(Davis HS) 3200m Laurynne Chetelat 9:52.51 2008
(Bella Vista HS) 3200m Harold Kuphaldt 8:51.99 1982
(Dublin HS) 100m Hurdles Mecca McGlaston 13.16 2014
(Berkeley HS) 800m Pete Richardson 1:47.31 1981
(Northgate HS) 400m Relay Sonja Flemming, Lisa Peters, Pam Warfield, Dawn Peters 48.54 1978
(De La Salle HS) mile Richard Kimball 4:02.4
(San Lorenzo Valley HS) DMR Alejandra Barrientos, Raquel Barrientos, Lindsay Scarborough, Shiloh Whiting 11:41.28 2000
(San Lorenzo Valley HS) 5000m Alex Dunn 14:56.7
(Cupertino HS) Triple Jump Craig Conway 49'11.5" 1971
(Valley Christian SJ) 200m Ruben Williams 20.83 2002
(Valley Christian SJ) Discus Elena Bruckner 186'10" 2016
(California HS) 800m Alyssa Brewer 2:06.86 2016
(St. Joseph Notre Dame) mile Cooper Teare 4:06.79 2016
(James Logan HS) 800m Aaron Richberg 1:48.40 1995
(Serramonte HS) 120 HH Ron Kennedy 13.8 1975
(Aptos HS) 3200m Brett Gotcher 8:58.29 2002
(San Ramon Valley HS) 100y Bob Frick 9.6 1935
(Castlemont HS) 120 HH Milton Turner 13.7

You can also check out some of the top boys and girls marks from the Redwood Empire schools here:

2018 Central Coast Section (CCS) CBEDs posted



I didn't get a chance to look for any changes. Does anybody notice any strong teams moving up or down next fall?

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