February 24, 2012
Warm Weather Offers Fast Times at Event Testing; Huge PR's over 2011
Darren Brodowy (12) topped all competitors with 25 points over the four events. His first place long jump mark of 18 feet, and a third place clocking in the 300m, helped him stay ahead of Tony Knox (12) and Andy VanHeuit (11). Knox equalled Brodowy's 300m mark and finished just behind in long jump. VanHeuit's consistency, finishing between 7th and 12th place in all four disciplines, allowed him to break the 40 point barrier.
The boys' rookies saw Parker Lothamer (15) easily claim the title with 58 points. Tyler Takata (14) and Andrew Ahazie (15) finished second and third, respectively.
Hadley Swanson (13) won the first three events, then managed an 8th place effort in the 1200m to keep Kendall Coffee (13) at bay. Coffee, who placed 9th in the 1200m, was just five points back.
Ashley Bernardo (14), runner up in the long jump, finished with 27 points for third.
27 was the magic number for the rookie girls' division, as Brighie Leach (15) used top five marks in long jump and both running events to stay ahead of Miranda Protzen (15) and Mary Orders (15).
March 3, 2012
BATC Clinic Features Three Sub-Four Milers, 2008 Olympian, Crucial Advice
2008 Olympic marathoner Magdalena Lewy-Boulet, World Championship 800m Bronze Medallist Alysia Johnson, and sub-four minute milers Richie Boulet, Garret Heath and Mark Matusak were among the Bay Area Track Club athletes who visited Campolindo on Saturday. The second annual BATC clinic offered a chance to work in small groups with elite professionals on speed development, mobility and flexibility, core strength, and message therapy.
April 5, 2012
Cougars Double up over Break: Fitness Circuit Supplements Primary Workouts
Distance athletes continued their "daily double" on Monday and Wednesday of spring break. In addition to the full team practice sessions at 9am, nearly 20 morning regulars enjoyed a 30 minute evening routine of medicine ball and physio ball exercises before a 25 minute shake out run. Check out what Carrie Verdon (12), Thomas Joyce (12), Adam Hathaway (13) and other Cougar elites consider a critical part of their training by watching the video above!