Friday, April 19, 2013

CCS Top 8 Meet Results and Videos


Anonymous said...

Really Hard To Say Best Race Might Be, maybe Boys 1600m, But then Each distance Race added a lot of excitement and action, just a great meet overall.

Anonymous said...

Definitely boys 3200m was the best race. Huge prs for many of the boys. Of course it's one of the few race videos that doesn't get put up. 1600m boys had a great finish though.

Albert Caruana said...

Hopefully the 3200m. race will be posted as well. Possible that it was filmed but not uploaded yet.

Kudos for for videotaping the meet.

Anonymous said...

Most competitive races were the VG 800 and VB3200 - Fun to watch Goo, Maxwell and Robinson in the same Race. Great finish in the VB3200!

Joe M. said...

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.

Anonymous said...

The varsity girls 800 or 1600. Maxwell and Robinson were incredible to watch. Or the varsity boys 3200. Bereket actually gave Estifanos a run for his money! All in all, it was a really great meet!!

hank said...

Boys 3200 (and other videos) can be seen at:


Anonymous said...

VG800 and 1600 were equally impressive. Maxwell, Goo, Robinson, Hiltz, Peabody and Katz are fun to watch. If they all make it to state it could be a CCS blitz.

Anonymous said...

I know this is a distance website but Greta Wagner of Los Gatos is by far the most athletic person at this meet. A top XC runner in the fall she's a top 100 runner, a key member of their winning 4x100 and won the pole vault. What doesn't she do?

perhaps a future pentathalete in college?

pmccrystle said...

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

Anonymous said...

Sarah Robinson should have been DQd for the decorative bandana in her hair. Not a solid color, not a hair band = DQ. They DQ three guys on the same false start in the hurdles but let this go. Nice.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're joking. Are you from Aptos perhaps? @anonymous at 9:36

Rules guy said...

"Sarah Robinson should have been DQd for the decorative bandana in her hair. Not a solid color, not a hair band = DQ."

That is not the rule. Items used for hair management never had the requirement to be a solid color. In fact, even decorative ribbons (which do not have the requirement of being for hair management) were ruled legal by CIF and CCS several years ago.

Anonymous said...

Not only that, but jewelry violations now get a warning before a DQ.

So lets sum up:

Not solid color = DQ - wrong.
Not a hair band = DQ - wrong!
First violation = DQ - wrong!!

It's pretty impressive that every assertion was specifically wrong.

Anonymous said...

People like you are absolutely no good for the sport whatsoever. @9:36

Anonymous said...

My guess is the poster was trying to get a rise out of people much like when Carlmont, Bellarmine, SLV and Mountain View get people fired up. On one side rules are rules. They are there for a reason. If you don't like it petition to change the rule. And for the record, bandanas are illegal and reason for DQ. Not the case here but they are considered gang attire thus cannot be worn. Solid color or not doesn't matter, they are not allowed. I personally think the uniform code is stupid. I have seen a kid DQd for many outlandish reasons by over zealous referees, some just eager to make a call or with a vendetta against a certain team. But rules are rules, it looks to me like this was a pretty clear DQ but I'm glad it wasn't caught.

Anonymous said...

"And for the record, bandanas are illegal and reason for DQ."

Not anymore. The NFHS rulebook never banned bandanas as headgear is only regulated by the Games Committee of each meet. In CCS, the rule prohibiting bandanas was removed last year and does not appear in the current Track and Field By-Laws. See:

Note also that technically the CCS only banned bandanas at the CCS meets (semi-finals and finals). It is within the games committee's power at each meet to regulate headwear, but those regulations need to be included in the meet information packet. I don't believe I have ever seen a regular season meet restrict bandanas.

So one more time, with feeling: at last Friday's Top 8 meet, wearing a bandana was not, in any way, shape, or form, a DQ'able offense.

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