Thursday, September 30, 2021

California divisional rankings now posted

You can check out the divisional rankings as posted on for both boys and girls at this link: 

You can also the boys' divisional rankings as posted on

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

CCS Rankings (boys and girls)

 As posted at

September 28, 2021
Rank  BOYS                   Div  Prv Rank

1     Bellarmine College PrepD1
2     Palo Alto              D1
3     Mt View                D1
4     Woodside               D2
5     Scotts Valley          D4
6     Menlo                  D4
7     St. Francis            D2
8     Wilcox                 D2
9     Serra                  D2
10    Pioneer                D1
11    Sacred Heart Cath      D3
12    Crystal Springs UplandsD5
13    Willow Glen            D2
14    Riordan                D4
15    Westmont               D2

Rank  GIRLS                  Div  Prv Rank

1     Los Gatos              D1
2     Los Altos              D1
3     St. Francis            D2
4     Mtn View               D1
5     Scotts Valley          D4
6     Willow Glen            D2
7     Menlo-Atherton         D1
8     Palo Alto              D1
9     Castilleja             D5
10    Sacred Heart Prep      D4
11    Aragon                 D2
12    Mitty                  D2
13    Prospect               D2
14    Gunn                   D1
15    Monta Vista            D1

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Aragon ‘icon’ Bill Daskarolis dies at 83

Very sad to hear that Bill Daskarolis has passed away. He was a teacher, coach and athletic director at Aragon HS for over 50 years. He was also a big contributor to CCS in many ways including being the meet director for many CCS XC finals at the Crystal Springs course. Rest in peace coach.

Monday, September 27, 2021

NorCal Cross Country Rankings (1st Edition)

1) Granada (NCS) Division II
2) Bellarmine (CCS) Division I
3) Dublin (NCS) Division I
4) Jesuit (SJS) Division I
5) Davis (SJS) Division I
6) Campolindo (NCS) Division III
7) Dougherty Valley (NCS) Division I
8) Maria Carrillo (NCS) Division III
9) Monte Vista (NCS) Division II
10) Palo Alto (CCS) Division I
On the cusp: Vacaville (SJS) Division II/Lick-Wilmerding (NCS) Division V

Girls' Teams
1) Los Gatos (CCS) Division I
2) Oak Ridge (SJS) Division I
3) St. Francis, Sacramento (SJS) Division II
4) Dougherty Valley (NCS) Division I
5) Maria Carrillo (NCS) Division III
6) Miramonte (NCS) Division IV
7) Campolindo (NCS) Division III
8) Los Altos (CCS) Divison I
9) Acalanes (NCS) Division III
10) Del Oro (SJS) Division III
On the cusp: Menlo Atherton (CCS) Division I/Lick-Wilmerding (NCS) Division V

As always, I listen and will make changes if I made a mistake in terms of where the above teams are ranked. Please show proof of recent results. I do however try to project a bit so some teams may be ranked based on potential down the road. Did I leave anybody out that deserves to be ranked?

We will definitely have a clearer picture this weekend after the Crystal Springs Invitational and Clovis.

Northern California Results

Westmoor Ram Invitational results

Eye Opener results

PSAL Bay Division Meet #2 results

Truckee Invitational results

Friday, September 24, 2021

No NXN Nationals in 2021 but for first time ever, California Regional

 As posted on the NXN website:

For this year only, the 2021 Nike Cross Series will include nine Nike Cross Regional meets – bringing the electric feeling of the Nike Cross National Finals to regions with elevated programming and touchpoints. The schedule and details of the Nike Cross Regionals will be released ahead of each meet, including the first ever California Regional. The Nike Cross Nationals finals in Portland, Oregon will not take place in 2021. All Nike Cross Regional meets will follow the latest CDC and local government COVID-19 guidelines. The sensitive, fluid situation will continue to be monitored and updates or changes will be communicated ahead of each meet, as needed.

Northern California Cross Country Top 15 rankings (posted on Sunday)

I will be working on posting the top 15 Northern California XC teams (boys and girls) this Sunday and wanted to get input from all of you out there. Please comment below regarding teams that you feel belong in the top 15 in Northern California which includes the following sections: Northern, Sac Joaquin, North Coast, Central Coast, San Francisco and Oakland.

Feel free to come up with your own list and post it below if you like as well. 

Thank you in advance for your help.

Westmoor Ram Invitational teams

There are two races for every division. The following teams will be running in either race #1 or #2.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

49th Annual Artichoke Invitational

The 49th Annual Artichoke Invitational will take place on Saturday, October 2nd at Half Moon Bay HS. A couple of important reminders for coaches interested in participating at this meet.

The deadline to enter the meet is Monday, September 27th at midnight.

Registration is on You can locate the meet and then add your school in order to enter your athletes.

You can check out the meet flier at this LINK.

If you have any questions, you can email meet director Paul Farnsworth at

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Northern California results

WCAL 1 at Golden Gate Park results

SCVAL 1 at Baylands Park results (Photos from this meet thanks to Malcolm Slaney)

BCL West 1 at Golden Gate Park results

Monday, September 20, 2021

Branham HS (CCS) looking for head Track and Field coach

Open Position
Branham High School Head Varsity Track & Field Coach
Interested parties may contact Athletic Director Landon Jacobs  408-626-3407 Ext.7180

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Northern California Cross Country Results

De La Salle Invitational Results

Viking Opener Results

Woodbridge Invitational Results

Frogtown XC Invitational Results

More will be posted as I find them.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Arcata's new Track and Field stadium will be named after longtime coach, James Washington

The following was posted by Mike Williams on Facebook. James Washington is standing 2nd from left.
"The man. the legend James Washington ! Thank you Northern Humboldt Superintendent Roger Macdonald for recommending and the board approving the naming of Arcata High's new track and field after our beloved local hero !"

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Crystal Springs Course update

You can find the following update regarding the Crystal Springs Course at this LINK in today's San Mateo Journal. The announcement was made last Thursday.

"In other business, the board made a recommendation to move forward with modified plans for continued use at the Crystal Springs Cross Country Course in Belmont and gave an update on use for the San Mateo Athletic Club — both topics the center of some debate. 

The cross country course, which sees wide use from middle school and high school programs on the Peninsula and beyond, has become an issue for some local homeowners who’ve raised concerns over parking and traffic.

In recognition of concerns, the number of yearly meets at the site will now be capped at 25, with only five meets annually allowed to exceed 1,000 participants and only five meets annually allowed to take place on Saturdays. Additionally, race organizers and the district will explore using alternative entrance points. According to Chancellor Michael Claire, the course usually hosts 30 to 35 meets annually.

“After a lot of consideration, and looking at the history of the course, we’re trying to find that middle ground,” Claire said, noting the abundance of public comment on the matter during the board’s last meeting."

Friday, September 10, 2021

2021 Cross Country Invitational Dates

September 4-Lagoon Valley Classic at Lagoon Valley Regional Park
September 11-Lowell Invitational at Golden Gate Park
September 11-Ed Sias Invitational at Hidden Valley Park
September 11-Farmer Invitational at Hayward HS
September 18-De La Salle Nike XC Invitational at Newhall Park, Concord
September 25-Westmoor Ram Invitational at Westmoor HS
September 25-Pacific Invitational at Micke Grove Golf Course
September 25-Eye Opener at Shollenberger Park, Petaluma
October 2-Serra Invitational at Crystal Springs Course
October 2-Artichoke Invitational at Half Moon Bay HS
October 2-Tom Laythe Invitational at Willow Hills, Folsom
October 9-Clovis Invitational at Woodward Park
October 9-Castro Valley/Peter Brewer Invitational at Canyon Middle School
October 16-Bellarmine Terry Ward Invitational at Baylands Park
November 6-SJS Sub-Section at Frogtown
November 13-SJS XC Championship Meet at Willow Hills Reservoir
November 13-CCS Meet at TBA
November 20-NCS Meet at Hayward HS
November 27-CIF State Meet at Woodward Park

If you know of other Invitational dates, please post in the comment section below or you can email me at


If you have a few moments today, please read the following article written by former UC Davis coach Chris Puppione about former Aggie, Sarah Sumpter. She ran at Healdsburg HS and then continued her highly successful running career at UC Davis. She sadly passed away on September 12th, 2015 after a brave battle with cancer. UC Davis holds an annual race in her honor called the Stump Invitational that was held this morning. Here is a LINK to the results of that race.

Sunday, September 05, 2021

BE the G.O.A.T. XC Invite October 2

The meet will take place on Saturday, October 2nd hosted by Piedmont HS at the Pinole Multi Use Trails. All the info for the meet can be found at the following link:

Thursday, September 02, 2021

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