Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Quote of the Week

"If you desire long term success, fall in love with the grind and the process of your passion - not the end result" Josh Cox

Do you have any favorite quotes that you would like to share? Add them to the comment section below.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Prohibition of Jewelry Lifted in High School Track and Field (UPDATE)

Starting during the 2015 Track and Field season, the much maligned jewelry rule will be no longer be in effect. (Rule changes take effect in December so no jewelry will still be in effect during the 2014 cross country season).

You can check out the abolition of that rule as well as other rule changes at the following link:

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Seeking Assistant Coach

Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Francisco (CCS) is seeking to hire an assistant coach for the 2014 Cross Country season. Being able to run with the team is preferred. Practices are daily from 3:30-5:30pm with Saturday meets or practices. Stipend available. Can be flexible regarding availability. Please contact Head Coach Andy Chan at if interested or for more information. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Top Cross Country team (boys and girls) in Northern California

Who are the top returning teams this coming season? Who are going to be the most improved and biggest surprises? What times will have a chance to land on the podium at the state meet?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Bay Area Running Camp starts July 21st

The Bay Area Running Camp will take place once again at Corte Madera School in Portola Valley. We still have a few spots available if you are looking for a running camp this summer. You can check out all the information for the camp at the links below including all the youth camp information, camp speakers and registration link. There is a team discount if you and four members of your school team attend the camp. Please email us at for the group discount code.

Youth Camp Information

Camp Speakers


You would be hard pressed to find a better running camp with a great group of speakers that include Lauren Fleshman and Davis HS coach Bill Gregg. Questions? Email us at the email address above.

Donation to Cross Country Express

If you have enjoyed the Track and Field and pre-season Cross Country coverage on this website this past season, a kind donation would be appreciated.  You can do so with the link to the right.  If you don't do online payments, you can send a check to Albert Caruana c/o Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough CA 94010.  

This site will remain a free service throughout the year but as you know, a lot of time, effort and money goes into the maintenance of a website.

Thank you to all of you that have contributed already.  It's very much appreciated.

Soquel's Maggie Vessey rejoins former coach Greg Brock for final hurrah

Friday, July 11, 2014

Los Altos HS XC coach vacancies

Los Altos HS is seeking a new Head Boys and Girls XC coach, and has a 2nd opening as an Assistant Boys and Girls XC coach. Please contact athletic director, Kim if you are interested.

Monday, July 07, 2014

NCS Division 2 Pre-Season Rankings (Boys) by Northgate coach, Peter Brewer

Castro Valley HS's Nate Moore jumps 53'7" at USA Jr Outdoor Track and Field Meet

The jump was wind-aided (3.0) but it surpasses the longest triple jump in California history in all conditions. The previous mark was 53'6.5" by Pasadena HS's Joe Richardson in 1984. Unfortunately for Nate, the qualifying mark for the World Jr. Championships is 51'2.25" and he does not have a wind legal mark this season past that standard. You can read a bit more about that by Ken Goe of The Oregonian here

Here is an interview with Nate following the long jump competition the day before.

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Coach's Clinic at San Ramon Valley on July 19th

High quality coach's clinic once again slated for July 19th starting at 10am.

Location: San Ramon Valley HS, in the library. Danville, California

Speakers: John Pelster De La Salle HS, Doug Chase Scotts Valley HS, Jim O'Brien Arcadia HS and one more possible addition.

Cost: $40 (check to SRV Xc or cash)

Coaches get to hear great speakers and receive Nike shoes (MUST RSVP by noon on July 9 to get shoes)

Email RSVP with shoe size to Tim Hunter at prior to noon on July 9.

Top 10 returning NorCal XC runners (boys and girls)

The following are the top 10 returning runners from last year's State XC meet. I included their track and field times from this past season. Who are the runners that are not listed that you feel will break into the top 10 this coming season? Who will move up from their current position?

1) Trevor Reinhart Senior Marin Academy HS (NCS) Division V 4:20.64
2) Neilson Powless Senior Roseville HS (SJS) Division II? 
3) Chris Foster Senior Los Gatos HS (CCS) Division II 4:19.66/9:16.12
4) Kevin Lehr Junior St. Ignatius (CCS) Division III 2:00.51/4:26.84
5) Brian Song Senior Davis Sr. HS (SJS) Division I 4:19.50/9:40.04
6) Edgar Bonilla Senior King City HS (CCS) Division IV 4:18.99/9:33.69
7) Steven Sum Senior Saratoga HS (CCS) Division III 4:18.96/9:10.23
8) Colin Burke Senior Bishop O'Dowd (NCS) Division III 4:28.44/9:23.36
9) Matt Salazar Junior Casa Grande HS (NCS) Division II 4:28.77/9:32.90
10) Jackson Crose Senior Livermore HS (NCS) Division II 4:23.61/9:24.30

1) Fiona O'Keeffe Junior Davis Sr HS (SJS) Division I 4:49.04 (mile)/10:14.60
2) Kendall Derry Junior Bella Vista HS (SJS) Division II? 2:14.72/4:52.00
3) Brighie Leach Senior Campolindo HS (NCS) Division III 2:19.69/4:54.27
4) Lauren Jacob Junior Los Altos HS (CCS) Division II 5:06.42/10:45.99
5) Miranda Myers Senior St. Francis, Sacramento (SJS) Division I 5:11.41/11:11.03
6) Sofia Castiglioni Sophomore Davis Sr HS (SJS) Division I 5:02.73/10:58.50
7) Brooke Starn Junior Monte Vista HS (NCS) Division I 4:53.36/10:36.51
8) Morgin Coonfield Junior McKinleyville HS (NCS) Division IV 4:58.33/10:37.06
9) Chloe Hansel Junior Las Lomas HS (NCS) Division III 4:54.50/11:11:15
10) Megan McCandless Junior Granada HS (NCS) Division II 4:54.78/10:32.82

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