Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Martinez resident headlines DVC Hall of Fame inductees

Kevin Searls
Searls was an All-Conference selection in cross country and an All-Nor-Cal selection in 1976-77. He was a distance track star at DVC in 1977-78 and won the conference relays 3,000-meter steeplechase in 1978. He transferred and graduated from Humboldt State University and was a two-time All-American in both cross country and track. Searls qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships both years at Humboldt in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. In recent years, Searls was the head cross country and track coach at Carondelet High School for eight years and his cross country teams won two NCS titles and he won the 1985NCS Track Championship. He was named 1985 NCS Coach of the Year and was an assistant cross country coach at DVC for 11 years and was head coach for one-year. He owns a local contractor business and has been the longtime president of Asics Aggie Running Club.

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Anonymous said...


Peter Brewer said...

A long-overdue honor for one of our Contra Costa own.

Peter Brewer
Northgate High

hank said...

Mr Searls in JC (one with the broken arm).

Coach Puppione said...

Dogmeat is a College Park alum, not Alhambra. I believe the school's 3200m record still belongs to him. Kudos to Kevin.

Albert Caruana said...

Correct on both counts. Here is the College Park Track and Field record list.

Albert Caruana said...

3 Bickert, Jeff 12 College Park 9:19.89 6

Just missed the record at MOC meet this past track and field season.

Craiggypop The Angry Panda said...

Congrats, Coach! Go Falcons!

CoachKen said...

Definitely about time and well deserved

Ken Grace
Chabot College

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