Sunday, September 20, 2020

Go Fund Me for former SLV runner Chris Anderson and his family following CZU fires

Please consider donating to the family of Chris Anderson who graduated from San Lorenzo Valley HS in 2019. During the recent CZU fires, the Anderson family lost their family home. If you can donate, please go to this LINK and any amount will be helpful to the family.

Friday, September 18, 2020

XCTF | Gaels Hire Ayla Granados as Assistant Coach

Just announced by St. Mary's College, the hiring of former Castro Valley HS and Chico State runner, Ayla Granados. You can check out the announcement at this LINK.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Looking back at the first California state cross country meet in 1987

At MileSplitCA, we are posting a series of articles detailing the first ever state cross country meet from 1987. It's hard to believe that this progressive state was actually the last state in the nation to have a state cross country meet.  There are some similarities and differences from what you have today. Find out what conditions were put in place back then that are present to this day. What section did not participate at that meet? Check out what individuals and teams won that first year as well as how many divisions were contested that day.

Remembering 1987: McFarland Fact vs Fiction

Remembering 1987: First CIF-State XC Championships

Friday, September 11, 2020

Just Athletics Podcast Interview

If you are interested, I was interviewed on the Just Athletics Podcast by Siuslaw HS coach Chris Johnson and Central Catholic coach Dave Frank this past week. You can find the podcast at the links below. Along with my interview, you can also find other interviews with Shelby Houlihan, Jason Oswalt, Jay Johnson, Timo Mostert etc. There is a new Podcast dropped each Thursday if you are looking for a cool podcast that interviews interesting coaches and athletes in our two sports. 

Apple Podcasts Link
Stitcher Link

Monday, September 07, 2020

Ask Me Anything...

I enjoyed the first three rounds of questions so moving this back to the front and I am open to answering any questions you may have.

Ok, I might regret this (kidding!) but if you have any questions for me, go ahead. I am enjoying answering all the questions so keep them coming.

Friday, September 04, 2020

Amador Valley senior Dan Gabor winning 1987 CA state meet 800m race

Earlier this spring, Amador Valley junior John Lester broke the previous 800m. school record previously held by Dan Gabor at 1:50.71. Gabor sadly passed away at the age of 27 in a plane crash in 1996. You can read more about Dan HERE and HERE. You can also check out his state winning effort below.

Tuesday, September 01, 2020

Amador Valley senior John Lester commits to Stanford University

You can check out the MileSplit article and interview with Lester and future college teammate Robert Dinonato at this LINK. You can also check out my interview with Lester at this LINK and my interview with his coach (Jason Oswalt) at this LINK.

Posting comments on this blog

Just so there is no confusion when you post a comment on this blog, I have to approve it in order for it to become public. I would say the majority of the comments are positive which has been my intent of this blog. My goal was to provide a site to highlight Northern California Cross Country and Track and field athletes and coaches which I think I have accomplished since 2006.

 Back to the comments, if you feel strongly about any subject and it may be deemed a bit negative or harsh, I would recommend you add your name to your comment. I personally don't see the benefit of negative comments posted anonymously. If you want to start a discussion, I along with other people would be happy to have a discussion with you provided we know who you are. If you don't want to share your name, perhaps this is not the place for you to share such thoughts. 

Going forward, I will continue to try to post daily and if you have any links, videos, articles etc that you feel would be beneficial for our community, feel free to reach out to me at

Popular Posts