Wednesday, February 27, 2013

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NorCal Track and Field Invitationals this weekend...

March 1-Pitman Distance Wars at Turlock HS (SJS)
March 1-Steve March Relays at Del Oro HS, Loomis (SJS)
March 2-Big Cat Invitational at Santa Rosa HS (NCS)
March 2-Clarke Massey Relays at Cordova HS, Rancho Cordova (SJS)
March 2-Dean Andreesen Classic at Atwater HS (SJS)
March 2-East Bay Invitational at San Ramon Valley HS (NCS)
March 2-Mt. Pleasant Relays at Mt. Pleasant HS, San Jose (CCS)
March 2-North Salinas Time Trials at North Salinas HS (CCS)
March 2-Sacramento Track Classic at CSUS, Sacramento (SJS)
March 2-Skyline Invitational at Skyline HS (OAK)
March 2-Tom Moore Relays at Sierra HS, Manteca (SJS)
March 2-Watsonville Time Trials at Watsonville HS (CCS)
March 2-Willow Glen Invitational at Willow Glen HS (CCS)
March 2-Yolo Striders Pole Vault at The Factory (SJS)

Jacob Burcham Trains for A Sub 4

Monday, February 25, 2013

Los Gatos All-Comer #8 - 02/23/13 Results

USTFCCCA 2012 Division I Cross Country All-Academic Honorees

2013 Brooks PR Invitational (Girls' Mile)


13th Annual San Rafael Twilight Relays

The 13th Annual San Rafael Twilight Relays will be held on our traditional second Saturday in March.
** Saturday, March 9, 2013 @ 4:00 pm. **

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--Girls Sprint Medley Relay (100m-100m-200m-400m).
--Boys Sprint Medley Relay (100m-100m-200m-400m).
--Girls Distance Medley Relay (1200m-400m-800m-1600m).
--Boys Distance Medley Relay (1200m-400m-800m-1600m).
--Coed 4x200m (girl-girl-boy-boy).
--Coed 4x800m (girl-girl-boy-boy).

I hope you can join us.
Meet Director
San Rafael Twilight Relays
"Where the Stars Come Out to Shine."

If Animals Would Eat at McDonald's

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Brooks PR Invitational Notable NorCal Performances

Sasha Wallace Castro Valley HS 60m. Hurdles 8.18 (1st Place)
Nikki Hiltz Aptos HS 800m. 2:16.73 (9th Place)
Anna Maxwell San Lorenzo Valley HS 1 Mile 4:47.37 (3rd Place)
Cody Johnson San Lorenzo Valley HS 800m. 1:54.76 (9th Place)
Complete Results

Boys' 2 mile Video (Check out last lap)
Watch more video of 2013 Brooks PR Invitational on

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sprint Mechanics - Sprint Form Analyzed - Biomechanics

Thanks do Doug Griffith for finding this video...

Drake HS teammates NLI pictures

Photo #1 Johnny signing to UCLA with his family (Kelly (mom), Summer (Sister), Wyatt (brother))
Photo #2 Clayton signing to Cal Poly SLO with his family (Carolyn (mom), Jeff (dad), Kathryn (sister))
Photo #3 Johnny and Clayton – great teammates and great friends.

Weekend NorCal Track and Field Invitationals...

Saturday, February 23rd
Bellarmine Invitational @ Bellarmine HS, San Jose (CCS)
Capital Classic Relays @ Elk Grove HS (SJS)
San Francisco Relays Fog All-Comers (SF)
Stanislaus Invitational @ Cal State Stanislaus (SJS)
Stocking Super 7 @ Diablo Valley College (NCS)

Any other meets taking place this weekend?  Any good early season match-ups?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

2013 Millrose Games Womens Wanamaker Mile

Video of Mary Cain's latest American HS record in the indoor mile this time in 4:28.25!

Cal All-Comers Results (2/16/13)

California runners college decisions as reported by

Distance Runners-Who else can we add to the following list?
Brazeal, Cody ~ Mid Distance, California ~ Arizona State University 
Desai, Maya ~ Distance, California ~ University of Pennsylvania 
Fernandez, Bryan ~ Distance, California ~ University of Oregon 
Ferron, Kayla ~ Distance, California ~ Unversity of Arizona 
Fraser, Vanessa ~ Distance, California ~ Stanford
Freeman, Christian ~ Distance, California ~ Lipscomb University
Garcia, Karlie ~ Distance, California ~ University of Mississippi
Hiltz, Nikki ~ Distance, California ~ University of Oregon
Johnson, Cody ~ Mid Distance, California ~ University of Missouri 
Kewley, Miranda ~ Distance, California ~ Arizona State University 
Lapham, Kaden ~ Distance, California ~ Cal State Long Beach 
Lawson, John ~ Distance, California ~ UCLA 
Lawson, Kelly ~ Distance, California ~ University of Washington
Marggraff, Annie ~ Distance, California ~ Washington University in St. Louis 
McNamee, Kim ~ Distance, California ~ Xavier University 
Messerly, Alexis ~ Distance, California ~ University of Kansas 
Pianin, Jena ~ Distance, California ~ Northwestern
Price, Brandon ~ Distance, California ~ Harvard 
Reedy, Hagen ~ Distance, California ~ University of Colorado

For a complete list, go to the following link:

Here are additional names and their choices:
Jones, Nijae-San Leandro HS:  Cal Berkeley
Clark, Connor-University HS:  Darmouth
Ho, Richard-Leland HS:  UCLA
Hamilton III, Eugene-Bishop O'Dowd:  Arizona
Frost, Julian-Piedmont HS:  John Hopkins
Pianin, Jena-Amador Valley HS:  Northwestern
Mitsch, Austin-Jesuit HS:  Colorado
Wallace, Sasha-Castro Valley HS:  Oregon
Goo, Kylie-Westmoor HS:  Northern Arizona
Faulkner, Adler-Acalanes HS:  Cornell
Estrada, Vanessa-San Benito HS:  Northern Arizona
Whelan, John-Etna HS:  Washington State
Faulkner, Adler-Acalanes HS:  Cornell
Esparza, Matt-Amador Valley HS:  Cal Berkeley
Slaton, Josh-Amador Valley HS:  Cal Poly SLO
De La Torre, Daniel-La Salle HS:  UCLA
Davis, Max-Dos Pueblas HS:  UCLA
Malone-White, Evan-Redondo Union-Cal Poly SLO
Smith, Myles-St. John Bosco-UCLA

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Millrose Games on TV

You can check it LIVE today on ESPN 3 from 4-7pm or catch it tomorrow on ESPN from 5-7pm.

King City Track and Field Invitational canceled...

The following was posted by John Devine (@JohnJDevine) of The Monterey Herald:
"One of the oldest running track and field invitationals in the state will not happen this year as the King City Invite has been canceled."

Friday, February 15, 2013

Ron Clarke Documentary

Comment starters...

OK, Track and Field fans.  The first meet of the season is almost here.  Feel free to answer or comment on any of the questions below.
What is your first race of the season?
What invitationals are you most looking forward to this coming season?
Who is the best sprinter in Northern California (boys and girls)?
Who will be the best distance runner in Northern California (boys and girls)?
Who is the best hurdler in Northern California (boys and girls)?
Who is the best horizontal jumper in Northern California (boys and girls)?
Who is the best vertical jump in Northern California (boys and girls)?
Who is the best pole vaulter in Northern California (boys and girls)?
Who is the best thrower in Northern California (boys and girls)?
What athlete has the best shot to win a state championship this year (boys and girls)?
Who is the best Track and Field coach in Northern California?
What is the best Track and Field Invitational in Northern California?
Any other questions?  Feel free to add in the comment section below?

The Oregon Project Stability Routine

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Found in today's SJ Mercury News

Monta Vista junior Bridget Gottlieb, who competes in track and cross-country, finished first in her age group (19-under) at the recent Kaiser Permanente San Francisco half marathon, running the course in 1:29.40.
"Under 1:30 for a half marathon is a remarkable achievement for a high school girl," coach Kirk Flatow said in an email. "This was an impressive day for her."

Monday, February 11, 2013

Kelsey Santisteban just off 16 min barrier in first 5k at 2013 Husky Classic

A couple of good reads about running...

First from Jay Johnson and Running Times:
One Month Until Track Starts-What should I be doing now?

The second link is also from Jay Johnson and Running Times:
Give Me 15 (Minutes)-Simple and quick pre- and post-run exercises

The last one is by Pete Magill and also from Running Times:
The Dirty Dozen-12 mistakes (even experienced) runners make.

What do you you think of the above articles?  Do you have any other good links that you want to share?  Also, if your coach or are you as a coach are doing something different this season, tell us about it in the comment section below.  Post the links to articles below and I will add them here.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Mary Cain's HS 2 mile record run...

Amazing effort and she is only a junior.  Would she be the #1 distance runner on your team (boys and girls)?

Monday, February 04, 2013

Motivational Quotes...

I usually end my weekly emails to my team with a motivational quote.  As you see above, one of my favorites is "More Sweat in Training, Less Blood in Battle" which according to most has military roots.  So the question here is what is your favorite motivational quote?  What does it mean to you?  

Finally here is a link to a group of motivational posters found on the Runner's World site:

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Track and Field today on ESPN2 at 11am

Before the 49er game today, check out the 18th New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on ESPN2 starting at 11am.  Watch Mary Cain's record 2 mile effort, Galen Rupp and more. 

Then it's GO NINERS!

UC Davis All-Comers Meets results

Saturday, February 02, 2013

2012 PA Legacy Coach Award Recipients

As posted on today's flier for the VS Athletics SuperClinic at Sacramento City College:
The legacy Coach Award has been initiated by the PA Coaches Committee in recognition of the many influential coaches who have served in our association, and have selflessly strengthened our sport(s) through teaching, mentoring, and promoting our profession.  Criterion is weighted heavily on coaches who were not only great coaches, but who also inspired and trained/mentored many of us to become coaches ourselves.  Previous recipients are:  Jim Hunt (Humboldt State), Jim Santos (Hayward State) and Bud Winter (San Jose State).

Margaret Dixon, Oakland PAL
Coach Dixon is a retired Oakland Police Officer and has dedicated over 33 years volunteering with the youth in the city of Oakland.  It was during her years as a police officer that Margaret founded the Oakland Police Activities League (PAL) Track and Field Team, and since then, the program has grown to be one of the largest youth track clubs in the bay area...

Walt Lange, Jesuit High School-Carmichael
Walt Lange ranks as one of the nation's most successful cross country coaches, having guided Jesuit High School teams since 1970.  In his early career Lange served the Golden West Invitational as a selection committee member and was meet director in 1974.  He put on all-comer track meets and road races in the Sacramento area in addition to being a prolific clinician and writer.  Under Lange's guidance Jesuit has won 23 Sac-Joaquin Section championships.  In addition, Jesuit has nine state cross country Division 2 Boys Championships with 22 team appearances.  Jesuit teams placed 9th and 4th at the Nike Cross Country team nationals in 2005 and 2006...

Mary Cain 9:38.68 2 mile!!

As posted on milesplit:

9:38.68 would have qualified for the CCS boys 3200m. final the past two seasons.  The outdoor 3200m. high school record is 9:48.59 by Kim Mortensen set in 1996.

Cal All-Comers Meet (2/2/13) Results

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