Thursday, October 28, 2021

Mid-Season Mania 3200m Invitational at Campolindo HS results

Some very impressive results from some of the best teams in the state out of the North Coast section last night at Campolindo HS. Check out the two winning times for both boys and girls.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Bill Daskarolis memorial info

Bumping this up to the top. Coach Daskarolis's memorial is this Saturday at 11am.

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news of the passing of Bill Daskarolis. Affectionately referred to as 'Dasko' , Bill started teaching at Aragon in 1963 and retired from teaching in 1997. He served as athletic director from 1971 until 1996 and was head track and cross country coach until 2017, 20 years after retiring from teaching. Dasko is in the Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame, the Crystal Spring Course Hall of Fame, the Aragon Hall of Fame and was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the California Association of Coaches. He also received the Central Coast Section's prestigious Distinguished Service Award. In 2014, our track was officially named the Bill Daskarolis track.

Dasko took great pride in his relationships with faculty members across all departments and was masterful at working with the different principals at Aragon. He, along with Ron Bolin, George Wilcox, Eddie Diaz, and Gene Gordon established one of the best PE and Athletic Departments in the Bay Area and state. Needless to say, he was the single biggest influence of my career as an athletic director. I also had the pleasure of coaching track with Bill for over 10 years.

On a personal level, I considered Bill a dear, dear friend and cherished the countless conversations and stories we shared (4 hour track meets allow for a lot of conversations) . I am only one of many who have a lot of love and respect for Dasko. Aragon has indeed lost another icon- perhaps it's largest.


 Steve Sell also posted the following in an email:


The service for Bill Daskarolis will be on Saturday, October 23rd at 11 am at Bill Daskraolis Track at Aragon. We are asking people who will be attending to fill out this form so we have an indication of how many people will be there.

 In case you missed it, the San Mateo Daily Journal did a nice job of recognizing "Dasko".

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Daskarolis family.  Please feel free to share this with your colleagues.

Saturday, October 16, 2021

NorCal XC Results

For Friday

Rough Rider Invitational at Woodward Park (State meet score) results:

For Saturday

Mariner Invitational at Hayward HS (NCS course) results:

Bellarmine Terry Ward Invitational at Baylands Park results:

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Jim Tracy Challenge today at Golden Gate Park

Today will be the Jim Tracy Challenge at Golden Gate Park which is named after former University coach, Jim Tracy. He sadly passed away in 2014 after a brief battle with ALS. During his time coaching University, his program was right up there with some of the elite teams in the state especially in Division V and included 10 state titles for his girls which stands as the state meet record for both boys and girls.

Here is a Runner's World article following his passing

Live results for today's meet can be found here:

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Clovis Invitational merged results

If you want to check out how the NorCal teams and individuals stack up against each other on the Woodward Park course at yesterday's Clovis Invitational, check out the following two links:



Also from this weekend, the Peter Brewer Castro Valley Invitational results:

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

RIP to two longtime coaches in the Bay Area, Jake White and Bill Taylor

Sad to report two losses for the high school running communities. The first is longtime Sir Francis Drake coach, Bill Taylor. The second is former Lynbrook coach, Jake White (below on the left with Gunn coach, Hal Daner). RIP to two gentlemen who made their team members better athletes and people.

The following was written on by Wilcox coach Walt Van Zant announcing Jake White's death: 

The following was posted by one of the best runners to graduate from Drake, Richie Boulet.
William M Taylor
I know many of us have a coach, teacher, or some kind of mentor who was influential in their development from an adolescent into an adult. To say that Mr. Taylor was influential to mine is the understatement of the year, if not the century.
Our relationship was not complex, but it was deep. I did what he told me to do. I wanted him to be proud of me. His plan for me had to do with much more than running. He saw running as the vehicle to transform cocky little shits like me into thoughtful, engaged, compassionate human beings with a sense of the larger world and their place in it. He opened my eyes to philosophy, history, mythology, and world travel. I’m sure I would still be a perfectly healthy adult without his influence, but I would certainly not be the Richie Boulet that many of you know.
I don’t think I ever called him by his first name. It never occurred to me. It wasn’t a way to keep distance between us, or be less friendly. I think it had more to do with respect, and the place he held in my universe. It wouldn’t occur to most of us to call a parent by their first name.
We should all be so lucky to have lived such a full life. We should all be so lucky to have someone like Mr. Taylor in ours.

Saturday, October 02, 2021

NorCal Cross Country Results

Serra Invitational Results

Artichoke Invitational Results
Del Oro Cross Country Invitational Results
Tom Laythe Invitational Results

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