Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Crystal Springs Uplands School looking for XC coaches

Crystal Springs Uplands School: is looking for two cross country assistant coaches for the 2019 fall season. CSUS is located in Hillsborough and competes in Division 5. This is for the 2019-2020 school year. A zest for distance running, a positive attitude, and running experience is a plus. Practice will start on August 5th and will run until the end of November. A stipend is available. Interested individuals should send a resume with references to Albert Caruana at ACaruana@csus.org.

Friday, April 26, 2019

Upcoming Northern California Track and Field meets

Clash of the Titans at Skyline HS, April 27th. Results posted:

EBAL Trials on Saturday, April 27th

DAL EC Trials on Friday, April 26th

Others will be posted as I find them. If you have any links that you would like to add, feel free to post them below and I will add them to the above list.

Monday, April 22, 2019

No Stanford Invitational in 2019

Per the Stanford meets website:
Cross Country: The Stanford Cross Country Invitational will not be contested in 2019.

When the Stanford Invitational wasn't held two years ago, many suspected that this meet was on it's way out. With Stanford hosting Pac 12s last year, the meet made a one year return and it now appears that this meet will eventually vanish from everybody's schedule for the foreseeable future. Unless there is a coaching change to somebody that sees value in this meet, it appears that we will all be looking for another meet during that late September weekend. For us Division V teams, this was one of the few opportunities where we were able to race other teams our size and was a great preview of the state meet. I know many of us coaches/athletes will miss this meet. 

It has been confirmed that next year, the CCS meet will be held at the Crystal Springs course provided there are no air quality issues.

Lastly, I am going to start posting a preliminary schedule of cross country meets so if you have meets that you would like to add to the calendar, please post those below.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Sacramento Meet of Champions

Meet Preview (NEW):

Final accepted entries:

What will be the most competitive events? Who is ready to lay down a big mark (or two) before we head into the postseason? If you are competing at the meet, what events will you be participating in on Saturday?

Saturday, April 13, 2019

St. Helena sophomore Harper McClain

Winner of the 3200m at today's Granada Distance and Sprint Festival with a new best of 10:49.09. Harper McClain is a sophomore at St. Helena HS competing in her first high school track season and ran her first 2 races this season on March 26th. She recorded PRs of 5:10.3 and 10:52. The time she ran today in the 3200m now has her ranked 4th in NCS behind only Gabrielle Peterson-Healdsburg (10:25.15), Kelli Wilson-Monte Vista (10:34.28) and Kate Tavella-San Ramon Valley (10:46.91). A runner to follow in the next month or so.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

CCS Top 8 meet/Sacramento Meet of Champions

CCS Top 8 meet preview:

CCS Top 8 meet accepted entries:

Sacramento MOC accepted entries:

Also, live results from the following meets:
Del Oro: http://diablotiming.com/results/2019-04-12/
Granada Distance & Sprint: http://diablotiming.com/results/2019-04-13/

I will be posting a preview of the CCS Top 8 meet tomorrow. In the meantime, feel free to comment on any of the most competitive events. It doesn't appear like the meet will have as many of the top competitors as it usually does and that may be because of the spring break dates this year. Nonetheless, it should be a great night of competition.

Photo of the week

While working on the CCS Top 8 meet preview, I noticed this one photo from last year's section final in the boys' 3200m. It was taken by Pietro Brezzo. Very cool. 

Feel free to share some of your favorite photos in the comment section below if you have a link. If you want to send the photo to me as an attachment, go ahead and do so to albertjcaruana@gmail.com and I will be happy to post.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Most impressive NorCal performance at Arcadia Invitational

Please add in the comment section below. I will add your choices as they are posted today. Let's see which performance stands above the rest.

St. Francis, Sacramento winning 4 x 1600 (20:20.82)
Chase Gordon Jesuit 2nd in 800 Invitational section (1:53.06)
Zachary Larrier 2nd in 400 Invitational section (46.49)
Samuel Wright Lodi winning Pole Vault (16'1")
Gabrielle Peterson Healdsburg 10:25.15 3200m
Christopher Middleton Pearson Dublin 4:12.48 mile
Jazlynn Shearer Silver Creek 13.36 100m hurdles/41'3.75" triple jump
Chinyere Okoro Amador Valley 23.94 200m
Zachary Larrier Monterey Trail 46. 49 400m

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Unsportmanlike or not?

I know I have seen lots of discussion about this but was curious what you thought about the LSU sprinter's reaction after the race. Was it bad sportsmanship? Good for track? Thoughts?

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