Tuesday, April 30, 2013

2013 CCS State Meet Distance Contenders (UPDATED)

I posted the following on January 1, 2013.  Additions?  Mine are in red.
Top 3 make state from CCS unless you can qualify by surpassing the 2013 At-Large Time Standards.  Additions?  Changes?  Comments?

Girls 800m.
The favorite:  Nikki Hiltz Aptos HS
Threats:  Kylie Goo Westmoor HS, Danielle Katz Los Gatos HS
Wildcards:  Priscilla Lee Evergreen Valley HS, Claire Bowie Los Altos HS, Madeline Fagan Los Gatos HS, Katie Spence St. Ignatius HS, Bianca Bryant Piedmont Hills HS, Olivia Rintala Archbishop Mitty HS.

Boys 800m.
The favorite:  Cody Johnson San Lorenzo Valley HS
Threats:  David Aguilar Oak Grove HS, Tim Layten Carlmont HS
Wildcards:  Ciaran Murphy St. Ignatius HS, Jesus Covarrubias Wilcox HS, Brandon Sutton Homestead HS, Scott Edwards Scotts Valley HS, Gabrial McLarnan St. Francis.

Girls 1600m.
The favorite:  Nikki Hiltz Aptos HS
Threats:  Clare Peabody Aptos HS, Catherine Lowdon Burlingame HS, Kaila Gibson Soquel HS
Wildcards:   Maya Weigel Mountain View HS, Olivia Rintala Mitty HS, Claire MacMillen San Lorenzo Valley HS, Sarah Robinson Gunn HS, Melissa Reed Mt. View HS.

Boys 1600m.
The favorite:  Yohaness Estifanos Milpitas HS
Threats:  George Baier Menlo Atherton HS, Ciaran Murphy St. Ignatius HS,
Wildcards:  Terence Rabuzzi Los Altos HS, Grant Murphy Mills HS, Joey Berriatua Serra HS, Eduardo Garibay Yerba Buena HS, Miguel Vasquez Andrew Hill HS, Steven Sum Saratoga HS, Scott Edwards Scotts Valley.

Girls 3200m.
The favorite:  Anna Maxwell San Lorenzo Valley HS
Threats:  Vanessa Fraser Scotts Valley HS, Vanessa Estrada San Benito HS
Wildcards:   Lauren Jacob Los Altos HS, Molly Haar Mitty HS, Melissa Reed Mountain View HS, Kaila Gibson Soquel HS, Catherine Lowdon Burlingame HS, Sarah Robinson Gunn HS

Boys 3200m.
The favorite:  Yohaness Estifanos Milpitas HS
Threats:  Richard Ho Leland HS, Ryan Corvese Sobrato HS, Daniel Bereket Carlmont HS
Wildcards:  Christian Pedro Aragon HS, Rory Beyer Aragon HS, Steven Sum Saratoga HS, Raymond Meijer Bellarmine HS, Miguel Vasquez Andrew Hill HS, Chris Foster Los Gatos HS, Jose Pina Lincoln HS.

Next:  2013 SJS Distance State Meet Contenders

CCS Team Predictions - 2013

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Friday, April 26, 2013

Great Oak's Nick Ponzio and his 69'7.25" shot

You may want to play it with the sound off if you are at work or school.

Here is the high school shot record which is an unreal 81'3.5" by former SF 49er, Michael Carter:

NorCal Weekend Invitationals...

Sacramento Meet of Champions at American River College
Thanks to www.dyestatcal.com, you can catch all the exciting action online as they will be videotaping all the great running action.  I will post the links once they are online.
Final Entries
Meet Schedule
Newspaper Coverage:  400 meters could be special race at Sacramento Meet of Champions

Viking Track Classic at Montgomery HS.
http://vikingtrackclassic.com/ (Including entries and live results)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Charlie Eaton/Bob Warren Relays at Acalanes HS Meet Entries

5 mile tempo with former Alisal HS runner, Diego Estrada

Enter by 4/28 for Low PA Miracle Mile Entry Fee - formerly the San Rafael Mile

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As a PA runner you already know that the San Rafael Miracle Mile is a memorable part of the summer running calendar. Today, it gets better!  
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In short, we've added a 5 mile run & Kids Race to the annual festivities on July 21st, 2013. But it's more more than that. It's a true celebration of the 415 for the entire family, and there are three ways you can come out and support your team: 

  1. Run the Miracle Mile and score valuable points for you and your team in the PA Road Race Grand Prix.
  2. Run the 5 Mile to get your own casual race in, then stick around to support your teammates in the Miracle Mile.
  3. Just get your butt out there and scream your head off.  
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Distances: 5 Mile & 1 Mile 
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

2013 Cal Coaches Hall of Fame Inductees, Special Award Winners and Coaches of the Year

Congratulations to Tony Fong of THE St. Joseph Notre Dame for being named Boys' Cross Country Coach of the Year and Tony Green of Bisoph O'Dowd HS for being named Girls' Track and Field Coach of the Year.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Monday, April 22, 2013

Sacramento Meet of Champions accepted entries


Last big NorCal meet before league finals.  What are the big match-ups in this meet?

Piedmont Hills girls set CCS record in 4×400 relay

Bay Area Top 8 Meet Results from James Logan HS

Drake seniors helping each other become elite runners

The ultimate buddy road trip is nearing its final destination for Drake High senior distance runners John Lawson and Clayton Hutchins.

And what a trip it's been.

Lawson and Hutchins, who have logged thousands of miles side by side in four years of both track and field and cross country workouts, might be similar in that they are both premiere distance runners.

But away from the running world, they are as different as night and day.

Lawson, who cracked the nine-minute barrier in the 3,200 meters for the first time at the recent Arcadia Invitational, is idiosyncratic and loquacious.

Hutchins is regimented and restrained.

To read the rest of this article, check out the following link:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

San Mateo Bearcats Invitational Results

2013 SM Bearcats Invite Results (hurdle results not complete)

Move CCS Finals back to SJCC?

Here are a couple posts after the CCS Top 8 meet on Friday.  This has been brought up before and worth discussing.

First is by Joe M.
"To the CCS head office:

In a sport driven by performance, and the press generated because of those performances, it angers me to think that CCS is more interested in saving a few bucks than doing what is right for the athletes. 

CCS should be held at SJCC, not Gilroy. 

Look at the amazing results last night, just in the girls triple jump alone. 

Every year an article comes out about moving the venue back to SJCC. Attendance is down, less concessions, traffic. It is time for a change.

The CCS will pay to use AT&T park for CCS football, for SJCC semi-finals and finals but not one day of track & field. Why not hold semi finals at Gilroy and Finals in San Jose? Why not let the kids run in the best venue we can? SJCC has reached out to you, time to let egos go. If Willie can put on a great meet like this for an invitational, why can you not do it for your section championship. 

Time to think of the kids and do what's right."

The second is by Bellarmine HS coach, Patrick McCrystle
"As a long time area coach, I have to concur wholeheartedly with Joe M's post from yesterday morning. I understand and respect the South Valley coaches and their desire to keep the meet at Gilroy--and I sincerely appreciate the hard work they have put in to consistently pull off a great CCS meet--but the reality is that SJCC is a superior facility for the athletes in our section, especially when at-large times are at stake. More so than in Cross Country, this site decision affects performance, even down to faster times for qualifiers earning better lanes at State. I understand the financial concerns of the CCS, but I also believe that there must be a work around between SJCC, an academic institution and an important part of the local community, and the CCS...if it were a priority and someone from the CCS could sell our side to SJCC, then I think it could happen next year. The crowd for the meet could be much larger, and therefore the gate much larger, with some well-planned PR...we'd just have to bring the Gilroy concession people!!!!! Great top 8 meet by Willie, Mike, Hank, et al, just shows what a great venue it is!!!
Go CCS, good luck and good health to all athletes as the season winds down (and ramps up!!) Peace, Patrick McCrystle"

Friday, April 19, 2013

CCS Top 8 Meet Results and Videos

Scott Edwards of Scotts Valley HS wins 1600m. at CCS Top 8 meet

Courtesy of Julie Jag of Santa Cruz Sentinel

"CCS TOP 8 MEET: Scott Edwards of Scotts Valley snaps PR by 8 seconds to win 1600 @ wire, 4:18.52."

Any other results? Seems like the live results are not so live...

CCS Top 8 Meet Predictions (Varsity Events only)

Just for fun, select the Varsity winners (boys and girls) for each event (running and field) for Friday's CCS Top 8 Meet at San Jose City College.  You can type in your predictions in the comment section below.  Feel free to use your name and school or use a nickname if you like.  Let's find out who know the CCS Track and Field athletes the best.

Live Results for weekend NorCal Invitationals

Northern California Frosh/Soph Championship Meet Program (4/20/13)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

West Coast Relays Videos

Courtesy of dyestatcal.com, you can find their videos HERE
Also can find the race videos HERE (youtube videos)

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Weekend Invitational Results rolling in...

West Coast Relays Results Statewide
Serra Invitational Results (NEW) CCS
M-A girls win team title at Serra track invitational (Palo Alto Online newspaper article)
North Salinas Invitational (NEW) CCS
Santa Cruz Invitational (NEW) CCS
Halden Invitational (NEW) SJS

Catching up with Sobrato HS runner, Ryan Corvese...

Today we chat with Sobrato HS senior, Ryan Corvese.  This past weekend, Ryan ran at the Arcadia Invitational and established a new personal record in the 3200m. with a time of 9:16.78.  That performance continues his strong senior season which included a CCS championship in cross country in the Division III boys' race.  An amazing achievement considering that Ryan ran 18:45 as a frosh on the Crystal Springs course (CCS race).  His sophomore season, Ryan improved to 17:35 at Toro Park in the section race.  The progression continued his junior season with a 25th place finish (16:35) in the Division II race.  Ryan is also a successful triathlete as you see by the attached photo courtesy of the Monterey County Weekly in which Ryan finished in 2nd place in the 18-29 division.

1) What other sports have you played besides cross country and track and field?
I played baseball for about seven years prior to high school. I have also been competitive at triathlon since sophomore year, as well as in bike racing. Freshman year actually saw me on the swim team instead of out at track.

2) When did you get your start with running? What got you hooked on the sport?
I always enjoyed running the mile in PE, but was far from serious about it. I remember in 8th grade being blown away by how fast my middle school mile record was (5:41, held by my teammate Cody). Once my Dad and I went out to the track to see what I could run a mile and 2 mile in. I ran a 6:45, followed by a 17 or 18 minute 2 mile. That was about the extent of running prior to high school. In the fall of my freshman year, I had the desire to do a sport for the school, and two of my friends brought me out to cross country about a month already into the season. I was immediately drawn into the team atmosphere and the running tradition that Sobrato held at that time. Many of my teammates were inspired by Lance Wolfsmith, who had won the CCS 3200m the year before and became almost a legend at the time to most of us freshman. The older kids offered incredible support and drew my interest into running as that would be the topic of nearly all conversations. By my sophomore year, Sobrato not only had a strong varsity team, but also a great Frosh/Soph team. My coach, Dave Wolfsmith, along with those other elements, led to cross country becoming my passion, and to the decision to run track instead of play baseball.

3) Highlights from your freshmen cross country and track and field seasons?
Making the 7th spot on Varsity and having the opportunity to race at CCS was the highlight of my cross country season. Freshman year I was on the swim team instead of track as I had a back injury (dating back to 8th grade) and could not run again until the beginning of sophomore year.

4) Sophomore seasons?
The highlights from my sophomore year were breaking into the 17 minute range in cross country, and, while running in a pair of Lance's old spikes, breaking 4:40 in the 1600 and advancing to CCS Semi-Finals in track.

5) When do you feel you made the jump to the elite level in CCS? Was there a specific race that gave you the confidence that you can compete with anybody in the section?
My progression has been very consistent year by year, and I have always had the belief that one day I could compete on the elite level in the CCS, yet the race that really shone in my mind as proving I could be competitive with anyone in the section was the Stanford Invitational 3000m last year (junior year). That race went perfect and was the first time I was even close to other top guys in the CCS.

6) Highlights from your junior seasons in both sports?
Highlights from my junior year were opening up the cross country season in the 16 minute range, breaking 10 minutes in the 3200 for the first time at K-Bell, the Stanford Invitational 3000, and finally finding a kick in me. Junior year cross country was especially rough as most of our team fell apart and the running tradition at Sobrato took a hit.

7) Did you do anything differently over the summer to prepare for your senior cross country season? How did the season go for you? Highlights?

Over the summer before my senior year cross country season, my coach and I focused on building a strong base. The summer saw me running around 30 miles a week (which includes some speed work), biking around 150 miles a week and swimming roughly 4,500 yards a week. We raced triathlons and crit races on the bike, both in which I was very competitive in, to enhance my racing experience. Weekly solo time trials on the bike enhanced my mental preparation and helped me manage pain and discomfort more in training. Weight training also came into play, and we fine-tuned my nutrition and set up a nutrition plan. As we got closer to CCS, we cut back on my swimming and biking. I was able to preview the Woodward Park course once with Lance, and he gave me great advice and support during my senior year.
My senior year cross country season was a dream come true. Winning CCS felt absolutely incredible, and having the opportunity to race at the State meet against more elite competition was a blast.

8) What does a typical week look like for you training wise in track? Pace of your most frequent runs? Typical workout? Longest run? Cross training? 

Usually Monday will be a longer shakeout run, Tuesday will be speedwork on the track (anything from 400 to 1200 with varying amounts of rest) and then weight training or a workout on the elliptical afterwards, Wednesday is a short run in the morning followed by a moderate distance run at night, Thursday is speedwork on the track and weight training or cardio after (same as Tuesday), Friday will be a short run in the morning and then a run or a bike ride in the PM, Saturday is race day (if there is no race I will have a ride - typically 20-30 miles), then Sunday is usually a longer easy run in the morning. I typically run 40-45 miles per week total.
Most of my runs are probably in the mid-6 minute range, and I try to keep my easy runs closer to 7 minutes.
There hasn't been one typical workout I do week in and week out, but one I have done several times this season is 4x800m with varying amounts of rest (45 seconds, 1 lap jog or 2 minutes).
My long runs are usually about 7-8 miles, with an occasional hour long run.
Cross training has played a large role in my training throughout all of high school. I will spend a substantial amount of time on the bike or get in structured swim workouts every week as well. During the track season, we've been focusing more on running but I still get in a workout on the elliptical and a ride once or twice a week.
Every workout or race I do is a structured workout with a purpose to it, with varying specific intensities. We've focused on year-round fitness and strength along with consistency and patience.

9) Tell us a little about your coach and how he has helped you get to your current level? 
My coach, Dave Wolfsmith, is the biggest factor in my improvement and is who I owe all my success to. We've had a great relationship since freshman year and he's been a life coach to me as much as a running coach. He brought me into his team, the Wolfpak, which has become my second family and offers an endless amount of support and encouragement. He's taught me to stay humble, and has always believed in me and everyone else he coaches and is the whole reason I'm at the level I am now.

10) Favorite distance event on the track? Favorite relay? Favorite invitational? Favorite opponent? Favorite cross country meet?

Favorite Distance on the track: It's a tie between the 1600 and 3200. However I can't wait to race the 5000 in college.
Favorite Relay: I've never really done a relay before but the 4x400m is always exciting to watch at the end of track meets. I think the DMR would be pretty fun to race.
Favorite Invitational: Arcadia
Favorite Opponent: Miguel Vasquez - the nicest guy in the CCS with the meanest kick.
Favorite cross country meet: Earlybird at Toro Park is always an exciting meet to open the season with, however it's hard to beat the epicness of a race at Crystal Springs.

11) What is your advice for a freshman who has dreams of being a successful runner? What does it take?
I've always believed that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. Have belief in yourself. Becoming a successful runner doesn't happen overnight - it takes consistency in your training over years, and plugging into and committing to a program under a coach. Let your performances speak for you, stay humble and be a student of the sport. Focus on the small things (nutrition, sleep, etc.), they matter just as much as your workouts. Have a positive attitude and, as Pre said, "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."

12) Anything else you would like to add.
Thank you for the interview! Cross Country Express is a great resource and does an incredible job of promoting the sport. Also, I couldn't have gotten this far without the support of my coach, the Wolfpak, my team, my family, Camila and my friend and great training partner, Cody. I'm thankful to have them in my life.

Thank you very much for your time Ryan!  AJC

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Life as a Race Against a Diagnosis

Here is an excerpt from this article in the New York Times:

A.L.S. is also the focus of “Running for Jim,” a documentary directed by Robin Hauser Reynolds and Dan Noyes that opens in the United States on Tuesday at the SoHo International Film Festival.

The film pivots on Jim Tracy, a gifted runner and the beloved cross-country coach at a small private high school in San Francisco who learned that he had the disease at age 59. His story received widespread attention in late 2010, when, shortly after his diagnosis, his best runner collapsed within a few yards of the finish line, then crawled her way across, helping her team win a state championship.

To read the rest of the article, go to this LINK

WBAL 3A results at Bellarmine HS

Some impressive marks coming out of this meet from several state meet contenders:

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Catching up with Urban School coach, Bill Cirocco...

Today we chat with Urban School Cross Country and Track and Field coach, Bill Cirocco.  He assisted Jim Tracy at University HS for 6 years and among the many athletes he coached was his own son, Bill Jr.  Previous to University, Bill coached at the youth level.  His coaching stint at Urban School started in 2008 leading the cross country team.  The boys finished in 15th place that season, rapidly improved to 4th in 2009 and won the school's first cross country team championship during Bill's 3rd year in 2010.  The girls have been a consistent contender during Bill's tenure with a 5th place finish in 2008, 6th place finish in 2009, 3rd place finish in 2010 and 2nd place finish in 2011.  Bill's athletes have had success on the track as well with high finishes at the Class A meet highlighted by Cole Williams' 2011 season which culminated with a 3rd place finish at the CA state track and field meet in the 800m. with a time of 1:50.57.

1)  What was your athletic experience like in your youth?  What sports did you play?  Highlights?
 I imagine my high school experience as a youth (some might call that period the Neolithic Age), in the days of yards, not meters, involved conflict and defiance, much like the antihero Colin Smith in Alan Sillitoe's short novel, The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner. Basically, its about a teenager who winds up in an English borstal for committing a robbery, but experiences a kind of self-revelation while training for a long distance race against an elite English prep school. At the end of the story, he's on the verge of winning the race but stops one meter short of the finish line and let's the top runner from the elite school pass him for the victory. It's sort of an antithesis to the Prefontaine mythology. The conflict involved my stepfather who was in the Dodgers (Brooklyn) farm system, but whose career was ended by the war. He was actually pretty good: he once batted against Hall-of-Famer Warren Spahn and went 2 for 3 with a walk. He, of course, wanted me to play baseball- I was a fairly good pitcher. The defiance came from quitting baseball to run track- it became psychological warfare between him and me, but that's another narrative. So, I ran cross country and track, although I did cross country more for conditioning. We trained in a very large park, so there were many venues to choose from, and I could run alone and into a dimension where no one else existed- kind of like Melville's dark November of the soul. During track, I ran the 100, 220 or occasional 440 (which I loathed) and was anchor for the 4x220. I loved the exhilaration of running fast. Track opened a threshold between the inner and outer worlds, a void within a void where nothing existed but the beautiful experience of speed, a kind of nothingness that I loved but certainly couldn't get from baseball. Track functioned as a complement to all the reading I did. Highlights: the best was our team winning the City Championship and the 4x220; another involved a personal 220 battle between myself and a runner from another school. I couldn't beat him in our dual meets, but finally at the end of the season in which he graduated, I got him.

2)  Who were the coaches that had the biggest impact for you and what did you learn from them?
My high school coach had a profound influence on me as a runner. He was surly, gruff and goading, but also understanding and compassionate. He emphasized form and technique as a means to speed regardless of the distance of the race- a lesson that has never left me. I began coaching due to the instigation of Doctor Peter Grimes when we formed the San Francisco Cheetahs, a USA Track and Field youth division team with kids from the ages of 6 to 16. They were an excellent team; one year the midget girls (ages 10-11) came in second at the Junior Olympics Nationals. Eric Wright, who went on to play in the NFL, was on our team. I picked up a lot of insight about coaching from Peter, who was a great hurdler himself, missing the Olympics by just hundredths of a second. He still competes at Masters. I have great respect for the coaching of Frank Horwill, Peter Coe and the Hungarian, Mihaly Igloi.

3)  What do you do besides coaching?
Besides coaching I write- I have had several book of poetry published; and I'm a small press publisher. I print fine press books, mostly poetry by people I have a high regard for, on letterpress. I have studio space in Berkeley where I do the designing, printing and binding. Louise, my wife, often does illustrations for the books.

4)  Did you have any coaching experience before University HS?
As alluded to above, I started coaching a youth team with Peter Grimes when my son was in elementary school. It was a wonderful experience with kids of all ages from all over the city. It's amazing to think back on those 10-12 hour track meets, and wonder how we ever got through them with our sanity intact. Well, maybe we didn't remain sane. When my son graduated from middle school, I thought I would stop coaching. But, at the time, University's track team was understaffed; and as good a coach that Jim Tracy may be, he couldn't be everywhere so I volunteered to work with the sprinters and jumpers. Happily they hired me as an assistant coach and I trained the sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. There were a number of great highlights: being able to coach my son and watch him excel; when Emily Davenport set the BAC record in the girls 300m hurdles, having the girls win an NCS title with just 5 athletes, to mention a few.

5)  You were an assistant coach at University HS for how many years?  What did you learn from that experience?
I was at University for six years. What I took away from my experience there is quite simple: realizing the importance of trying to enable each athlete to fulfill his or her potential at whatever level that might be. Winning is fabulous, but the personal achievement is what is most important. I learned that as a coach, I wanted each athlete to feel that I thought he or she was important to me regardless of ability. I realized that I might have a large influence on their lives and I wanted track to be an experience they could integrate into their lives. And I found that the way to do this was to treat them as young adults, to respect their feelings and to try and have them respect themselves. I learned that as a coach my approach had to be a relaxed but intense one. I never yell during training and rarely get angry, it's not in my nature. One year during an after-season party, one of the kids called me the zen coach- I loved the moniker and have always cherished that moment.

6)  What was the state of the Urban cross country and track and field teams when you took over?  What changes did you make?
Mary Schaezlein was Urban's coach at the time. She was an outstanding distance runner in college and had wanted to develop a track program at Urban, something the school never had had. We had known each other for quite awhile, ever since she ran Cole's Running Shoe Store and was selling running shoes to my son and our youth track team. She was aware of my work with the Cheetahs and University and I really wanted to work with her- we truly complemented each other. During my first year there, the team grew from 5 to 21 athletes- it felt like a major success even though it was a small team, small even for the BAC. The change we made was to emphasize strengths: we had good distance runners and a great middle distance runner. So, in spite of being small we focused on being successful with whom we had, while simultaneously letting the kids experiment with different events so that we could discover what their talents were. It's something that's still done in spite of always having a small team; we try not to fixate on a specific event for an athlete at first. Mary, unfortunately, has since left to devote herself more to her son, but we have a great coaching staff with great expertise: Rob McDaniels, former DIII All-American in the 110 hurdles; Anna Lee Mcgregor, an outstanding 400m sprinter in college, who still competes- she was fantastic in the coaches 800m race at the San Rafael Twilight Relays; and Drea Carter, another outstanding sprinter, who unfortunately had to compete against an athlete in high school that you may have heard of: Alyson Felix- thus, she was always second. We have great camaraderie and it rubs off on the athletes- we have worked very hard to develop a strong bond between the athletes and I believe that it has contributed to whatever success we have achieved.

7)  Tell us a little about Cole William's 2011 Track and Field season.  What were the expectations before the season and what do you feel were the keys to his success?
Cole had a sensational season in 2011, one of the best an 800m Norcal runner has ever had. It was a dream season in many ways, anchoring sensational 4x400 and 4x800 teams and coming in fifth at the State meet, so close to the title in what is considered the second best 800m meet ever run at State. Cole's issue with iron deficiency was the main reason we stayed away from the 1600 and focused on the 800. He had had two frightening experiences during both his Junior and Senior years in Cross Country in which his body shut down and he wasn't able to stand or walk for 45 minutes after each of those races. He had two similar experiences during his college Freshman year in Cross Country- he was actually hospitalized after the second incident. Our expectation was to win the Meet of Champions and to make it to State finals in the 800, pure and simple. The keys to his success were passion, endurance, determination and natural ability.

8)  What have been some of your other highlights and accomplishments at Urban?
 I believe that athletes accomplish, not coaches- in my view, coaches contribute, contribute probably 5 to 10 % to an athletes achievement. There are so many highlights- they would form quite a compendium of the histories of Urban's track and cross country teams. I'll try to limit the list: Cole winning the MOC title; our boys 4x400 being the first BAC team to go under 3:30; the 4x800 boys team being ranked 25th (I think) in the nation in 2011; Halle Heiden's 2:16 in the 800m; the boys going 1-2-3 in the 800m at NCS two years in a row; last year's girls 4x400 team coming so close to the BAC record; the joy of watching Molly Carleton win the 400m in the very first race she ever ran in her life, breaking 60 seconds as a Freshman and going undefeated until the Meet of Champions; Cole Larsen coming back from a debilitating injury to win the 800m at NCS; winning the NCS boys xc title in 2010; the girls coming in 4th and 5th in cross country at State in 2009 and 2010; Emma Lehmann's tenacity and 8th place finish in xc at State. One of the things I've been happiest about during my years at Urban is having Jordan Clark drop 8 minutes off her 5k time between her Freshman and Senior years. I would love to mention all my athletes in some way, but I'll stop here.

9)  Your athletes have had a great deal of success in the 400m, 800m, and 1600 relay.  What do you feel are the key workouts for the 400 and 800?
I'm not sure there are key workouts: it's more like the development of musical motifs with space for improvisation, sort of like Arvo Part's fur Alinda where different musicians play the same piece with subtle, almost intangible variations. I like to use mixed intervals, focusing on speed endurance and speed development. I tend to think of the 800m as a sprint, so I often use similar workouts for 400/800 runners with modifications adapted to individual runners. I try to individualize as much as possible, within limitations, in order to respond to strengths and weaknesses. We do a lot of core work with a moderate amount of strength training. There is an emphasis on form and technique during training, rather than a mere focus on numbers. In a sense, it begins in cross country- most of the runners transpose to track. I watch stride length, footfall (very important), closing and surging speeds to anticipate what a runner may need during the track season, and what could be appropriate events. The way a runner's foot hits the track gives me an idea of what events he or she will adapt to. I also have a visual sense of what a runner's form should look like, so I attempt to adhere to that with all my runners as much as possible, but with variation allowed for physical type and tendencies. I approach form the way the Budapest String Quartet would approach playing a Beethoven quartet- the ideal was to have it sound the same each time they performed it- rather Old World but commendable. Ideally, I would like all my athletes' form to look the same. I do love the 800- if I could find a wormhole in time, I would go back and make it my event.

10)  Urban competes in the Bay Area Conference.  Tell us a little about the league and why do you think so many top athletes have performed so well from the Division V league.

The BAC is comprised of teams from schools that have less than 500 students each. It has two leagues, East and West, which, beginning this year, compete individually. Both leagues will compete together in the BAC Championship in order to advance athletes to the NCS Class A Championships, but will still maintain separate scoring. I believe the BAC is successful because of passion and intensity: we have athletes striving to excel, proving that they can compete with athletes from larger schools, and we have excellent coaches who are addicted to the sport and who possess an excellent knowledge of track and field training. While coaching may contribute only 5 or 10 %, that percentage is obviously crucial and I believe we have some of the best coaches in the State, and what they have achieved with so few athletes available is remarkable.

11)  What would be your advice for a young coach starting out with a team with no tradition of success?
I think it important for a young coach to approach the sport with an ardent and purposeful intensity that enables her or him to impart a passion for track to the athletes. Enthusiasm is infectious. Always remain within yourself and not try to create a "track coach" persona because the kids will see through it. Learn as much as possible about the science of the sport when trying to structure a program. Adapt to your athletes, don't try to force them to adapt to you. I would emphasize that it's not necessarily about winning but about the growth of your athletes as individuals and about infusing them with a sense of self-respect and self-worth that will carry them through life. And one thing is definite: it's not about you, it's about them.

12)  Anything else you would like to add.
I think I've blathered enough. Thank you for the graciousness of this interview- you know that I was extremely reticent about doing this, but I feel truly honored that you asked.

Thank you very much for your time Bill!  AJC

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Catching up with San Leandro HS runner, Nijae Jones...

Today we chat with San Leandro senior runner, Nijae Jones.  Last year, Jones recorded a then PR in the 400m. by 56.53 at the Stanford Invitational.  She also lowered her 800m. PR multiple times during the season until she dipped under the 2:11 barrier at the NCS MOC with a narrow 2nd place finish behind Madison Ricks of California HS in 2:10.90 (Jones to the right, Ricks to the left in the 2012 NCS MOC meet).  Her 2nd place finish gave Jones her 3rd state meet berth following her 3rd place finish as a freshman and 2nd place finish as a sophomore.  Jones improved her PR twice more at the state meet by running 2:10.52 at the trials and 2:10.39 in the finals.  The time in the finals earned her a 6th place finish and she is the top returning runner this season in the 800m.

1) What other sports have you participated in besides Track and Field?
I've did softball, gymnastics and ballet when I was younger then I moved on to track and cross country when I turned 8.

2) What led you to your start in running?
My friend told me about the deer valley youth team, so I joined and later switched to 3M track club.

3) What was the first success that you remember in the sport?
My first success was making it to the junior Olympics and then becoming number one in the nation for the 800 when I was a second year midget.

4) You ran at Deer Valley HS as a freshman and qualified for the state meet. What other highlights did you have that season?
My other highlights of that season were probably winning the BVAL championships and finishing off with the 11th fastest time in the state in the 800m.

5) How did you end up moving to San Leandro? What were some of your highlights from your sophomore season?
I moved to San Leandro because my mom worked in the Bay Area and we knew people that attended that high school. My highlights from that season were winning the league championship, winning NCS, and qualifying for state meet under a new coaching staff.

6) You qualified for your 3rd state meet last season and finished in 6th place at the state meet. What did you learn from that state meet experience?
From that experience last season, I learned that I have to run my own race, I can't change my technique because of my competition's style of running, and also that I need to make sure that I balance out my speed work with a lot of endurance.

7) What are some of your favorite workouts that really prepare you for the 800m.?
I think running hills really prepare me for the 800 and those are definitely my favorite work outs plus speed work.

8) Favorite invitational? Favorite opponent? Favorite relay event? 
My favorite invitational is definitely the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut, California. I don't necessarily have a favorite opponent but if I had to choose I guess it would be Amy Weissenbach or Savannah Cammacho (I've raced her since I was in youth track). And my favorite relay event is of course the 4x4.

9) Tell us a little about your coaches and how they have helped you develop into the runner you are today?
I've had a lot of different coaches but out of two of them Curtis Taylor helped me really develop my speed and improve my work ethic. My newest coach Noah S. has helped me really work through everything despite how hard it may be, and he has also helped me really realize my true courage when I'm competing. All of my coaches have helped me develop as not just an athlete but a respectful young woman.

10) How did you end up choosing the college you will be attending next year? How difficult was your decision?
Well I knew I wanted to be in the PAC 12 & Cal Berkeley was my first choice just because I love Berkeley, California. I love the people and the school has a high reputation as being a prestigious university. The track team and coaches are totally great with how they work really well together. Also, because I know getting a degree and eventually a masters from Cal, I will have a lot of opportunities in life that not everyone will get.  Lastly, it's also close to home next to my mom and I'm a huge "mama's girl".

11) What races are you looking forward to the rest of the season? 
This season I'm looking forward to running the 800 at the Mt. Sac Relays Invitational and all of the California State Meet races.

12) Anything else you would like to add.
I was the only underclassman to place in the state meet 800 meter finals last year, and because I'm on a new work out plan, I really hope to win the state meet.

Thank you very much for your time, Nijae!  AJC

The Arcadia Invitational and the Running Renaissance

Prospect's Biawogi runs to win in the hurdles at Arcadia meet

Athlete and Coach Interviews

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Monday, April 08, 2013

Arcadia Invitational top NorCal marks for each event (Boys)

Boys' 100 meters
4 Mitsch, Austin 12 Jesuit /sj 10.72
2 James, Damantee 12 Rosemont /sj 10.79
5 Johnson, Karris 12 California /nc 10.88 10.880
6 Speegle, Myles 12 Castro Valley /nc 10.89
3 Johnson, Khalid 12 St.Frncis(MV)/CC 10.95 10.946
3 Lindsey, Andre 12 Stagg /sj 11.11
8 Polchow, Davin 10 St. Francis /sj 11.42

Boys' 200 meters
1 Mitsch, Austin 12 Jesuit /sj 21.84
1 Mc Kinley, Takkartist 12 Kennedy (R)/Nc 21.95
7 Kurtz, Frank 11 Heritage (B)/Nc 21.97
1 James, Damantee 12 Rosemont /sj 22.11
8 Carter, Christian 12 San Leandro /nc 22.36
3 Orloff, Kyle 11 Junipero Serra /cc 22.65

Boys' 400 meters
2 Kurtz, Frank 11 Heritage (B)/Nc 47.42
3 Carter, Christian 12 San Leandro /nc 47.97
6 Griffin, Kevin 11 DeLaSalle /nc 49.35
1 Orloff, Kyle 11 Junipero Serra /cc 49.38 49.375
3 King, Isaiah 11 Skyline /ok 49.52
8 Kaye, Eddie 12 Merrill West /sj 49.82

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Arcadia Invitational top NorCal marks for each event (Girls)

Girls' 100 meters
2 Mcghee, Natsumi 10 Cosumnes Oaks /sj 12.05
5 Cantrell, Gabriella 11 San Leandro /nc 12.07
1 Guillory, Briana 10 Deer Valley /nc 12.09 12.089
6 Smith-Barnett, Destiny 11 Skyline /ok 12.12
4 Diaz, Alexandra 12 Piedmont Hills /cc 12.17
9 Deadwiler, Camille 12 Newark Mem /nc 12.20
8 Buckley, Nyerin 11 Oakland Tech /ok 12.41
5 Wagner, Greta 11 Los Gatos /cc 12.44

Girls' 200 meters
3 Cantrell, Gabriella 11 San Leandro /nc 24.93
5 Dike, Chinyere 10 Franklin (Eg)/Sj 25.43
7 Mcghee, Natsumi 10 Cosumnes Oaks /sj 25.46

Girls' 400 meters
1 Hamlin, LaShall 12 Deer Valley /nc 56.18
2 Baynard, Timarya 10 Piedmont Hills /cc 56.23
5 Chenault, Christina 10 Carondelet /nc 56.55
7 Price, Madeline 11 Menlo /cc 56.82
3 Bryant, Ellisa 12 Piedmont Hills /cc 56.92
2 Eaton, Ellie 12 Davis /sj 57.83
7 Padilla, Marisa 12 St.Frncis(MV)/CC 59.38 59.377

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Arcadia Invite boys and girls 800m. invitational race videos...

Boys (Eugene Hamilton Bishop O'Dowd):

Girls (Kylie Goo Westmoor HS, Sadia Ibrahim Santa Rosa, Madison Ricks California):

Saturday, April 06, 2013

SLV's Anna Maxwell finishes 2nd in 3200 Invitational with PR 10:10.51

Fastest last 200m. (32.567) of all competitors including race winner Sarah Baxter.  Maxwell is NorCal leader in 1600m. and 3200m.

Don Bell "Quicksilver Classic" Leland HS Invitational Results

Bishop O'Dowd's Eugene Hamilton III runs reported 1:50.19 800m.

Negative Split!  (Photo by Kirby Neal Smith-Holder)

Any other top marks from NorCal athletes?  What happened to the live results and live feed?

Entries for today's Leland HS "Quicksilver Classic" Invitational

Aptos HS girls win Invitational 4 x 1600m.

Friday, April 05, 2013

Arcadia Invitational Live Webcast Link (MEET HAS STARTED!)

Missing out on the action at Arcadia HS?  Not a problem.  Check out the live Webcast HERE.

NorCal Multi-Events Championships at Northgate HS results

From meet director Peter Brewer:
"The inaugural NorCal multi championships went off well.  A small but competitive field showed up.  Dion Shattuck of Santa Cruz won with solid marks.  Ami Boucher of Northgate completed the rare women's decathlon."
2013 NorCal Multi-Events Championships Results

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Live Arcadia Invitational Results

You can find them at this LINK

Remember, meet starts on Friday and ends on Saturday.  Should be two days of great racing, jumping and throwing!

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

2013 CCS track and field leaders

Posted in Palo Alto Online at the following link:

As of Tuesday, April 2
400 relay -- Palo Alto 42.31, Bellarmine 42.60, St Francis 43.40, Aptos 43.71, Palma 43.74, Los Altos 44.16, Santa Cruz 44.18, Lynbrook 44.20, Willow Glen 44.37, Menlo-Atherton 44.51.

1600 -- Murphy (St Ignatius) 4:14.77c, Estifanos (Milpitas) 4:16.41c, Sum (Saratoga) 4:17.04c, Johnson (SLV) 4:17.62c, Baier (Menlo-Atherton) 4:18.06c, Vasquez (Hill) 4:18.23, Garibay (Yerba Buena) 4:19.17c, Layten (Carlmont) 4:20.23c, Corvese (Sobrato) 4:21.08c, Beyer (Aragon) 4:22.08c.

110 HH -- Robinson (SHP) 14.90, Yeager (Los Altos) 15.18, Hinson (Palma) 15.29, Ranieri (Lynbrook) 15.31, Eberspacher (Gunn) 15.36, Doan (Milpitas) 15.39, Garcia (Aragon) 15.41, Mitchell (Serra) 15.44, La-Anyane (Live Oak) 15.46, Grau (SHP) 15.79.

400 -- Sullivan (Palo Alto) 48.67, Orloff (Serra) 49.65, Beery (San Mateo) 49.70, McAuley (Aptos) 50.12, Biawogi (Prospect) 50.65, Minocha (Harker) 50.94, Givens (Palo Alto) 51.07, Greenlow (Bellarmine) 51.24, Lopez (Salinas) 51.32, Livengood (Evergreen) 51.38.

100 -- Minocha (Harker) 10.84, Johnson (St Francis) 10.86, Elzie (Aragon) 10.94, Gates (Palo Alto) 10.97, Johnson (Palo Alto) 10.98, Tolbert (Palo Alto) 11.08, Morris (Santa Cruz) 11.10, Sanfilippo (Bellarmine) 11.15, Mays (Willow Glen) 11.19, Holman (Woodside) 11.20.

800 -- Johnson (SLV) 1:54.76, Layten (Carlmont) 1:56.85, Sutton (Homestead) 1:57.27, Estifanos (Milpitas) 1:57.52, Aguilar (Oak Grove) 1:57.97, Covarrubias (Wilcox) 1:58.70, McClarnan (St Francis) 1:58.71, Ernst (Prospect) 1:59.19, Carrancho (Watsonville) 1:59.42, Sum (Saratoga) 1:59.57.

300 IH -- Biawogi (Prospect) 38.94, Wright (Bellarmine) 39.11, Yeager (Los Altos) 39.61, Robinson (SHP) 39.69, Mitchell (Serra) 39.72, Hinson (Palma) 39.90, Wason (Salinas) 40.24, Johnson (Palo Alto) 41.14, Kirwan (Branham) 41.41, Myers (St Francis) 41.51.

200 -- Gates (Palo Alto) 22.38, Minocha (Harker) 22.39, Beery (San Mateo) 22.47, Orloff (Serra) 22.47, Mitchell (Wilcox) 22.47, Morris (Santa Cruz) 22.55, Sullivan (Palo Alto) 22.64, Dyer (Piedmont Hills) 22.91, Givens (Palo Alto) 22.92, Henry (Oak Grove) 22.97.

3200 -- Corvese (Sobrato) 9:17.74, Estifanos (Milpitas) 9:18.96, Voster (Los Gatos) 9:25.47, Ho (Leland) 9:27.36, Vasquez (Hill) 9:29.21, Sloan (Homestead) 9:29.61, Garibay (Yerba Buena) 9:36.56, Pina (Lincoln) 9:39.15, Meijer (Bellarmine) 9:39.25, Marshall (HMB) 9:39.81.

1600 relay -- Lynbrook 3:26.14, Serra 3:27.15, Bellarmine 3:29.02, Palma 3:29.14, Palo Alto 3:29.65, Menlo-Atherton 3:30.24, Salinas 3:31.14, Los Altos 3:31.45, SLV 3:32.35, San Benito Hollister 3:32.58.

High jump -- Silver (Watsonville) 6-6 3/4, Shattuck (Santa Cruz) 6-6, Yeager (Los Altos) 6-4, Weeks (Leland) 6-4, Hall (RLS) 6-4, Oberlander (Christopher) 6-3, Van (SHP) 6-2 3/4, Underwood (Bellarmine) 6-2, Tzur (Palo Alto) 6-2, Du (Palo Alto) 6-2, Cook (San Benito Hollister) 6-2, Pacheco (Palma) 6-2, Andrade (Aptos) 6-2.

Long jump -- Wong (Mitty) 23-6 3/4, Du (Palo Alto) 23-3, Robinson (SHP) 22-8 1/2, Washington (Palma) 22-3, Felicitas (Mt Pleasant) 22-3, Elzie (Aragon) 22-0, Basurto (Willow Glen) 21-9 1/2, Johnson (St Francis) 21-8 3/4, Garrat (San Benito Hollister) 21-5, Ambrosini (MV Christian) 21-4 1/2.

Triple jump -- Wong (Mitty) 45-9 3/4, Bush (Bellarmine) 44-10, Price (Gunn) 44-4 1/4, Shattuck (Santa Cruz) 44-1 1/4, Chilton (Palma) 43-9 1/2, Catolico (Lynbrook) 43-9 1/4, Ambrosini (MV Christian) 43-7, Carbin (Mt Pleasant) 43-5, Tzur (Palo Alto) 43-2 1/2, Yeager (Los Altos) 43-2 1/4.

Discus -- Ilaoa (Homestead) 174-9, Macial (Willow Glen) 160-8, Sambel (Serra) 158-9, Blohm (St Ignatius) 149-4, Church (Homestead) 142-9, Marta (Aptos) 142-7, Nicholls (Santa Teresa) 142-5, Talamante (Homestead) 141-7, Irving (Monterey) 141-5, Beering (Serra) 140-9.

Shot put -- Beering (Serra) 58-11, Sambel (Serra) 51-11 3/4, Marta (Aptos) 50-7, Macial (Willow Glen) 50-7, Ilaoa (Homestead) 49-8 1/2, Irving (Monterey) 49-5 1/2, Church (Homestead) 48-6, Sosa (Bellarmine) 48-6, Zapata (Mills) 47-2, Filiai (Menlo-Atherton) 47-1 1/2, Walrod (Bellarmine) 47-1 1/2.

Pole vault -- Toney (St Francis) 14-11 1/2, Mackanerney (Aptos) 14-0, Nicholls (Santa Teresa) 13-9, Nicholas (Mt Pleasant) 13-6, O'Neill (Bellarmine) 13-6, Nichols (Branham) 13-1, Pipkin (Christopher) 13-0, Stopher (Bellarmine) 13-0, Werner (St Ignatius) 12-9, Redmond (Sobrato) 12-6, Gaul (St Ignatius) 12-6.

400 relay -- Los Gatos 48.38, St Ignatius 50.29, Leigh 50.41, Mitty 50.45, Santa Teresa 50.47, Scotts Valley 50.61, Wilcox 50.64, Soquel 50.69, Palo Alto 50.87, Branham 51.20.

1600 -- Maxwell (SLV) 4:45.35c, Robinson (Gunn) 4:47.58c, Hiltz (Aptos) 4:49.83c, Peabody (Aptos) 4:49.83c, Fraser (Scotts Valley) 4:54.71c, Goo (Westmoor) 5:00.80c, Katz (Los Gatos) 5:01.84, MacMillan (SLV) 5:02.10c, Reed (Mt View) 5:02.39c, Wood (Presentation) 5:05.57c.

100 hurdles -- Delucci (Santa Cruz) 15.39, Davis (King City) 15.41, Lanovaz (Los Gatos) 15.47, Vance (Los Gatos) 15.60, Buck (Leigh) 15.66, UnaDia (Gilroy) 15.75, Foster (Christopher) 15.85, Heffernan (Los Gatos) 16.04, Tatum (Los Gatos) 16.36, Miklos (Gunn) 16.50.

400 -- Baynard (Piedmont Hills) 56.09, Bryant (Piedmont Hills) 56.42, Alexander (Carlmont) 56.48, Price (Menlo) 57.27, Connell (Harker) 58.17, Harrison (Cupertino) 58.20, Lee (Seaside) 58.94, Bryant (Piedmont Hills) 59.19, Padilla (St Francis) 59.21, Smith (St Ignatius) 59.50.

100 -- Scholis (Seaside) 12.22, Staab (Los Gatos) 12.32, Pennywell (Gunn) 12.37, Diaz (Piedmont Hills) 12.46, Wagner (Los Gatos) 12.47, Harrison (Cupertino) 12.54, Griffin (Santa Teresa) 12.55, Williams (Leigh) 12.55, Connell (Harker) 12.59, Fenton (St Ignatius) 12.68.

800 -- Maxwell (SLV) 2:11.69, Robinson (Gunn) 2:15.43, Hiltz (Aptos) 2:16.73, Katz (Los Gatos) 2:17.40, Noordam (Pioneer) 2:18.58, Fraser (Scotts Valley) 2:19.84, Bryant (Piedmont Hills) 2:20.03, Lee (Evergreen) 2:21.44, Estrada (San Benito Hollister) 2:21.76, Peabody (Aptos) 2:21.89.

300 hurdles -- Mount (ND-San Jose) 46.51, Heffernan (Los Gatos) 46.71, Miklos (Gunn) 47.03, Foster (Christopher) 47.63, Nhlapo (Mt View) 48.57, Gradiska (Menlo) 48.58, Sum (Valley Christian) 48.79, Tatum (Los Gatos) 48.85, Aucuna (N Monterey) 48.87, Vance (Los Gatos) 48.91.

200 -- Connell (Harker) 25.21, Scholis (Seaside) 25.22, Bryant (Piedmont Hills) 25.24, Ekwuru (St Ignatius) 25.60, Baynard (Piedmont Hills) 25.64, Griffin (Santa Teresa) 25.65, Diaz (Piedmont Hills) 25.67, Price (Menlo) 25.78, Harrison (Cupertino) 25.79, Williams (Leigh) 25.82.

3200 -- Maxwell (SLV) 10:30.02, Reed (Mt View) 10:54.04, Estrada (San Benito Hollister) 10:58.30, Jacob (Los Altos) 11:02.26, MacMillan (SLV) 11:12.80, Wood (Presentation) 11:30.16, Abundis (Aptos) 11:33.49, Quinn (Aptos) 11:37.80, Goo (Westmoor) 11:38.14, Yip (Monta Vista) 11:40.23.

1600 relay -- Piedmont Hills 3:53.88, Los Gatos 4:01.18, St Ignatius 4:05.10, St Francis 4:05.81, Scotts Valley 4:07.64, Leigh 4:07.99, San Benito Hollister 4:08.02, Mitty 4:08.88, Palo Alto 4:10.41, Cupertino 4:11.29.

High jump -- Fagan (Los Gatos) 5-10 3/4, Bassi (St Francis) 5-4, Loveless (Sequoia) 5-4, Zweng (Scotts Valley) 5-4, Blaha (N Monterey) 5-2, Diaz (Soquel) 5-2, Buck (Leigh) 5-2, Arnett (Pacific Collegiate) 5-2, Powell (Santa Cruz) 5-2, Dukovic (Palo Alto) 5-2, Eackles (Pinewood) 5-2.

Long jump -- Buck (Leigh) 17-11 1/4, Kwiatkowski (Wilcox) 17-3 1/4, Love (Mitty) 17-3, Williams (Leigh) 17-3, Cusick (ND-San Jose) 17-3, Nguyen (Evergreen) 17-1, Jaques (Presentation) 16-11, Romero (Christopher) 16-9 1/2, Janachocwski (St Ignatius) 16-9, Cervantes (Watsonville) 16-7 1/2.

Triple jump -- Kwiatkowski (Wilcox) 39-5 1/2, Lanovaz (Los Gatos) 37-10 3/4, Janachocwski (St Ignatius) 36-8 1/2, Maeshiro (Leigh) 36-8 1/4, Yee (Wilcox) 35-5 1/4, Curry (Santa Teresa) 35-4, Powell (Santa Cruz) 35-3 1/2, Kuechle (Leland) 35-0 1/2, Wetzel (Evergreen) 34-9, Cooper (San Benito Hollister) 34-7.

Discus -- Tonga (Del Mar) 130-6, Cueva (Watsonville) 127-2, Allston (Lincoln) 116-11, Oyarsun (Willow Glen) 115-7, Lowther (San Benito Hollister) 115-0, Mendoza (Mills) 112-10, Oeser (ND-Belmont) 111-10, Pucccinelli (St Ignatius) 111-4, Afuolu (Independence) 111-2, Noronha (Gunn) 109-1.

Shot put -- Mendoza (Mills) 42-4, Cueva (Watsonville) 39-8, Tonga (Del Mar) 38-10, Sheppard (El Camino) 37-6, Stone (Valley Christian) 37-1, Fine (Wilcox) 36-10 1/2, Piearcy (Cupertino) 36-0 1/4, Bruckner (Valley Christian) 35-5, Whetstone (Santa Teresa) 35-0, Cobbins (Westmoor) 34-4 1/2.

Pole vault -- Wagner (Los Gatos) 13-0 1/4, Jaques (Presentation) 12-6, McCarthy (Presentation) 12-5 1/2, Trenchard (Pacific Collegiate) 12-0, Hendel (Westmont) 11-6, Malaspina (Harbor) 11-0, Hefferman (Los Gatos) 11-0, Fish (Soquel) 11-0, Cesare (Willow Glen) 10-7, Jaques (Presentation) 10-6.
B C -- converted marks==
Lists compiled by Hank Lawson of Lynbrook High

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