Monday, March 30, 2015

Select Stanford Invitational Winners

The Stanford Invitational will take place this Friday and Saturday. You can check out the time schedule and confirmed entries in the links below. In the meantime, please feel free to comment below on who you believe will win the following individual events as well as the teams that will win the different relays. If you have a projected winning time and/or mark, even better.

Meet Records:

Friday High School Events (Best marks included for some events)
Girls-Emily Beneduce Oak Park 10:25.93
Boys-Eduardo Herrera Madera South 9:07.82
400m. Hurdles
Maya Miklos Gunn 61.63
Alex Netherda Maria Carrillo 56.60
Distance Medley Relay
Long Jump
Dante Piantanida Calaveras 22'11"
Caice Lanovaz Los Gatos 18'11.5"
Pole Vault (Boys)
Austin Laut Oak Ridge 15'7"
Zachary Nichols Branham 15'7"

Saturday High school Events
4 x 100m. Relay
100m. Hurdles
110m. Hurdles
4 x 400m. Relay
Shot Put
Triple Jump
High Jump

Time Schedule
Friday Time Schedule
Saturday Time Schedule

Confirmed Entries
Accepted HS Running Entries
Accepted HS Field Entries

Friday, March 27, 2015

Northern California Invitational Results (3/27-3/28)

Northern California Track & Field Invitationals this weekend

One week before the Stanford Invitational, here are the NorCal Invites taking place this weekend. First, here are the links to the accepted athletes/teams to the Stanford Invitational:

March 27-Bella Vista Distance Carnival at Bella Vista HS (SJS)
March 27-County Clash (SJS)

March 27-Eagle Classic Relays at West Valley HS (NS)
March 27-28-Castro Valley/Trojan Relays at Castro Valley HS (NCS)
March 28-Bay Area Relays at Foothill HS, Pleasanton (NCS)
March 28-Brenda Athletic Clubs Invite at Cal State Stanislaus (SJS)
March 28-Deer Valley Invitational at Deer Valley HS (NCS)
March 28-Metro Invitational at Burbank HS (SJS)

March 28-Oakland Invitational Relays at UC Berkeley (NCS)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dublin Distance Fiesta Race Videos and Interviews

Interview with 3200m winner, Saratoga senior, Steven Sum (NEW)
Interview with 3200m winner, Campolindo senior, Brighie Leach

Thanks to Rob Mackey and Walt Lange
Boys 3200 (Fastest Heat)

Boys 1600 (Fastest Heat)

Girls 3200 (Fastest Heat)

Boys 800 (Fastest Heat)

Girls 800 (Fastest Heat)

Girls 1600 (Fastest Heat)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Northern California Track and Field Invitationals Results

High School
TKA Distance Festival Results Meet pictures courtesy of Hank Lawson

Dublin Distance Fiesta Results Photos of sombrero winners on Instagram @albertjcaruana. Also videos of some of the fastest heats at same account.

St. Francis Invitational Results (UPDATED)

Big Cats Relays Results

Eddie Hart Invitational Results

San Leandro Track and Field Invitational Results

Christopher High "Don Christopher" Track Invitational Results

Jaguar Relays Results (NEW)

Johnny Mathis Invitational Results

More will be posted as I receive them. If you have links, post them in the comment section below. Comments about Invite you attending? Fire away!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Dublin Distance Fiesta Welcome Letter and Meet Preview

You can find both of those links HERE.

You can also still make your predictions for the Arcadia qualifiers at this LINK.

I will be at the meet tomorrow and will post updates, pictures and videos at @CCExpress. I am also posting pictures and videos on Instagram @albertjcaruana

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CCS and NCS League Results

Central Coast Section (CCS)
Riordan vs Valley Christian Results (Boys Only)

WBAL #1 at Sacred Heart Prep Results (At Bellarmine HS)

North Coast Section (NCS)
BCL West #1 Results (at Marin Junior College)

BCL East #2 Results (At Chabot Junior College)

More will be posted as I get them. If you have results, send them to

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Prayers go out to the family and friends of Valley Christian SJ '12 grad, Morgan Lira

Morgan was hit by a car while riding her bike on March 8th in Kentucky. Unfortunately Morgan was not able to survive from the injuries she suffered and passed away today.

Prayers go out to her family, teammates (past and present), friends and anybody who knew her. A very special young lady gone way too soon. A true Warrior!

You can read a bit more about Morgan at this LINK.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Dublin Distance Fiesta Heat Sheets

You can find them at this LINK.

Dublin Distance Fiesta (Meet Schedule Posted)

You can get it at this LINK.

The heats will be posted as soon as I get them from the meet director.

Rylee Bowen's 2 Mile Video (10:37.13)

You can check out the entire race at this LINK. Her time above converts to 10:33.4 (approximately) for 3200m. and may be even faster considering the indoor track with many more turns.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Weekend Invitational Updates and Results

Please add any highlights from today in the comment section below. Results will be posted as soon as they are located.

At K-Bell Invitational at Los Gatos HS(FULL RESULTS)

San Rafael Twilight Relays (FULL RESULTS)

East Bay Invitational at Monte Vista HS(FULL RESULTS)

Windsor Relays (FULL RESULTS)

Panther Relays at McKinleyville HS(FULL RESULTS)

Tim Bruder Martinez Relays at Alhambra HS (FULL RESULTS)

Wildcat Relays at Watsonville HS (FULL RESULTS)

Sonoma Academy Freshman Rylee Bowen 10:37.13 at New Balance Nationals

From her coach, Danny Aldridge
"Rylee Bowen ( Sonoma Academy, frosh)
Just won her 2mile heat at the New Balance indoor championships ( NEW YORK ) in a amazing and one of the guttiest races I've ever seen. Congrats to Rylee on a nice 2 mile PR (10:37.13)"

Here is her interview after the race at this LINK.

Photo below courtesy of and @milesplit.

Mt. Pleasant High Jumper Darius Carbin's 6'11" effort from K-Bell Invite

You can also another slow motion video and angle of this jump at Facebook posted by his coach Steve Nelson.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Distance Dublin Fiesta Arcadia Auto Qualifying Information

Hello Coaches,

The 2015 Dublin Distance Fiesta Boys 3200 will feature THREE guaranteed spots into one of the Saturday night Arcadia 3200 heats for the top finishers at the Fiesta, including an Arcadia "Invitational" section (fastest) guarantee for the race winner!  The Girls 3200 will feature a guaranteed spot into the Saturday night Arcadia "Invitational" section 3200 for the race winner at the Fiesta!

Just another reminder that the entries close this Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 6:00 PM at

Please also forward our "Winner" shirts survey to see which color shirt your student athletes would like to win.  It can be found at will also close this Sunday.

Chris Williams
Dublin Distance Fiesta Meet Director

New Balance Nationals Live Stream

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Dublin Distance Fiesta Entry Deadline Extended - Sunday, 3/15/15 @ 6:00 PM

Hello Coaches,

The Dublin Distance Fiesta is rapidly approaching and a few of you have asked if we could extend the entry deadline from our original Saturday 11:59 PM deadline.  Your request has been granted - we will extend the entry deadline untilSunday, 3/15/15 at 6:00 PM.  We are now using for our entries so if you haven't "requested" the Fiesta, please do so ASAP.

As we did last year, we are also taking a survey to see what color "Winner" shirts your student athletes would like to win.  Please forward this link to your team -  If there was a "winner" for which school put in the most votes so far, Bellarmine would be crushing the competition!

Thanks and we will see you soon!

San Rafael Twilight Relays Heat Sheets and Time Schedule

The 15th Annual San Rafael Twilight Relays will take place this Saturday at San Rafael HS starting at 4pm. You can check out the heats for this meet at this LINK with the time schedule at this LINK.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

NorCal Invitationals this weekend

Where will you be competing this weekend? A preview of the K-Bell Invitational will be posted on Friday. If you have information on other Invitationals, please feel free to include that in the comment section below.

March 13-Calaveras Frosh-Soph Invitational at Calaveras HS (SJS)
March 13-LeFebvre Relays at Placer HS, Auburn (SJS)
March 13-Roy Crabtree Pirate Classic at Wheatland HS (NS)
March 13-Stanislaus County Meet at Turlock HS (SJS)
March 14-East Bay Invitational at Monta Vista HS (NCS)
March 14-K-Bell Invitational at Los Gatos HS (CCS)
March 14-Randy Sturgeon Invitational at Granite Bay HS (SJS)
March 14-Mark Macres Invitational at Monterey Trail HS (SJS)
March 14-Martinez/Tim Bruder Relays at Alhambra HS (NCS)
March 14-Marsh Creek Invitational at Freedom HS (NCS)
March 14-Port City Invitational at Bear Creek HS (SJS)
March 14-San Rafael Twilight Relays at San Rafael HS (NCS)
March 14-Welton Moore Relays at Grant HS (SJS)

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Best shot put mark in California, Valley Christian SJ's Elena Bruckner's 49'0"

From Willow Glen Invitational. Valley Christian SJ junior, Elena Bruckner won the shot put with the #1 shot put mark in CA, 49'0". You can watch that throw in the video above. Her previous outdoor best was 46'1.5 from the 2014 CCS Top 8 Meet. Bruckner also won the discus with a best mark of 152'8". Her previous best was 129'1" from the 2014 CCS Finals. Two huge marks early season.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Catching up with Monte Vista junior distance runner, Brooke Starn

You can check out my interview with Brooke at this LINK following her double victories at the Dan Gabor Invitational this past Saturday. 

Coming up this week...

Interviews with some of the top performers from this past weekend. If you are interested in hearing from any particular athlete(s), please let me know below and email me their contact information at

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Track and field: Freshmen girls lead way at Big Cat Invitational by Jim Crowhurst

Santa Rosa freshman, Kirsten Carter to the left courtesy of Michael Lucid. She won the 100m. (12.31), long jump (18'11") and anchored winning 4 x 400m. relay team in 57.8 at the Big Cat Invitational.

Check out article in today's Press Democrat at this LINK which also details fellow freshman phenom, Rylee Bowen of Sonoma Academy.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

NorCal Invitationals Results Links (3/6 - 3/7)

Sunset Invitational at Cox Stadium, San Francisco State (Results added) NCS
Pitman Distance Wars at Turlock HS (Results added) SJS

Willow Glen Invitational at Willow Glen HS (Results added) NEW

Dan Gabor Invitational at Amador Valley HS (Results added) NCS
Dan Gabor Results all in one file. NEW
You can check out the home stretch of the fast heats of the 1600 and 800 (boys and girls) at

Big Cat Invitational at Santa Rosa HS (Jump results now added) NCS NEW
Deen Andreesen Classic at Atwater HS (Results added) SJS
Mt. Pleasant Relays at Mt. Pleasant HS (Results added) CCS
Ron Ruptier Memorial Invitational at Ponderosa HS (Results added) SJS
Sacramento State Track Classic at Sacramento State (Results added) SJS
Steve Jones Invitational at Burbank HS (results will be posted after meet) SJS
Tom Moore Relays at Sierra HS (results will be posted after meet) SJS
Santa Cruz Coast Relays at Aptos HS (Results added) CCS

Friday, March 06, 2015

Jim Tracy ALS 5K - Home

        The Golden West ALS chapter and two of Jim's University HS XC runners (Julia Lu & Wyeth Coulter) are planning a fund raiser in memory of our esteemed friend Jim Tracy. So I am asking you to help out by entering  to run/walk the race, volunteer to help, be a sponsor , make a donation to ALS or spread the word to your friends about the race. I hope to see some of you there.

Bob Darling

Race: Sunday, April 12th, 8am-11am. You can also donate money which will be directed toward finding a cure for ALS in Jim's name at the website link above.

Willow Glen Invitational and Mt. Pleasant Relays Heats

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Dan Gabor Invitational Heat Sheets

2015 Dan Gabor Invitational Heat Sheets (What will be the most competitive event? Predictions?)

Complete heats now posted. A meet preview will also be posted by tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Where will you be competing this weekend?

Here is the list of NorCal meets this weekend with as many links as I can find. What Invitational will you be attending? What are your goals? Any featured races?

March 6: Pitman Distance Wars at Turlock HS (SJ)
March 6: Sunset Invitational at Cox Stadium, San Francisco State University (NCS)
March 6: Watsonville Winter Time Trials at Watsonville HS (CCS)
March 7: Big Cat Invitational at Santa Rosa HS (NCS)
March 7: Dan Gabor Invitational at Amador Valley HS (NCS)
March 7: Dean Andreesen Classic at Atwater HS (SJS)
March 7: Livingston Invitational at (SJS)
March 7: Mt. Pleasant Relays at Mt. Pleasant HS, San Jose (CCS) Heats included in link.
March 7: Ron Ruptier Memorial Invitational at Ponderosa HS (SJS)
March 7: Sacramento State Track Classic (SJS)
March 7: Steve Jones Invitational at Burbank HS, Scramento (SJS)
March 7: Tom Moore Relays at Sierra HS (SJS)
March 7: Whitney Invitational at Whitney HS (SJS)
March 7: Willow Glen Invitational at Willow Glen HS (CCS)

Monday, March 02, 2015

Lauren Wallace Ukiah HS '08, UC Davis '12 wins USATF 1000m. title

Lauren Wallace, Ukiah HS graduate won the 1000m. USATF title yesterday with a fantastic finish that you can see below. For those of you that are not familiar with her, Wallace ran primarily the 100/200 in high school and moved up to the 800m. in college at UC Davis.

You can watch her entire race at this LINK.

You can also check out the complete results at this LINK which includes former Sacred Heart Cathedral/Duke runner Shannon Rowbury sweeping the mile and 2 mile races.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

NorCal Invitationals Results

Skyline Invitational Results (OAK)

De La Salle Super 7 Results (NCS)

Capital Classic Relays Results (SJS)

Clarke Massey Relays Results (SJS)

Humboldt Twilight Relays Results (NS)
Humboldt Twilight Relays Results (pdf #1)
Humboldt Twilight Relays Results (pdf #2)
McKinleyville junior, Morgin Coonfield, won the College Invite 3K in 9:56.59 over top Humboldt State runner (both pictured here courtesy of McKinleyville HS coach, Jason Lewis).

If you have any photos from the above invitationals, please feel free to send them to and I will be happy to post them.

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