November 9, 2019
Boone's PR Sparks Frosh Soph Rebound; Cougars Sweep Team Titles at DAL Meet
With a hard-charging 2nd mile, Carson Boone (23) surged through the frosh soph boys' field at Saturday's Diablo Athletic League championship meet at Hidden Valley Park, en route to a 15th place finish. The performance eclipsed his previous course best by 1 minute and 9 seconds, and bettered his position versus the rest of the league by 28 places. The freshman had finished 43rd at the 2nd DAL center meet of the season just 10 days prior.
The clutch effort helped Boone's squad claim the league championship title with a score of 35, well ahead of their nearest rivals Northgate and College park. It was the 1st time all season that Boone had finished among the frosh soph boys' scoring front 5.
Sam Smith (22) was the frosh soph boys' top finisher, winning the individual title with a time of 11:15. Teammate Finn Jordan (22) earned a runner-up medal in 11:28 while Blake Webster (23) and Hardesty Dolge (22) provided heroic efforts of their own, finishing with new personal bests for the course in 6th and 11th place, respectively.
The most improved athlete of the entire day for Campolindo was also a finisher in the frosh soph boys' division: Kevin Ma (23) landed the 158th place, running 3 minutes and 38 seconds faster than his mark from the 1st center meet of the season.
The magic started for the Cougars in the 1st race of the day; Quinn Guthrie (23), Bryn Hober (23) and Angeni Lieben (22) swept the top-3 individual places of the frosh soph girls' division. The up-front fire power, combined with an inspired 37-second improvement from Sophia Harju (22) and a 9th place finish from Haelee Chung (22), gave the squad a jaw-dropping 80-point margin of victory over 2nd place College Park.
Laurel Hunter (22) continued her rise up the depth chart, lowering her Hidden Valley Park 2-mile best by nearly a minute.
The most improved performance for the girls' team came in the junior varsity race, where Katie Strohmeyer (21) turned in the effort of her career, finishing 11th overall and 1 minute and 24 seconds ahead of her previous course record.
November 2, 2019
Harriers Run Mystery Fartlek at Newhall
Returning just 3 days after racing on its gravel trails at the final DAL Center Meet of the season, the Cougar harriers convened at Concord's Newhall Park on Saturday for a critical workout in preparation for the approaching league championships.
The mystery fartlek grouped athletes by ability. During the 50-minute run, individuals in each group executed various pace changes. The goal was for athletes in the group to stay alert and respond efficiently in order to maintain contact.
With 20 minutes of running as part of the performance warm up and another 5 minutes of easy cool down, most athletes accumulated 75 minutes of quality mileage for the day.
October 30, 2019
FS Squads Suffer 1-Point Losses at DAL 2 while JV, Varsity Teams Steamroll League
Both early races at the final league center meet of the season offered excruciating results for the Cougars. The frosh soph girls' squad were defeated by Acalanes, 28-29. The 1-point loss was the 1st blemish on an otherwise perfect league record for the team.
Having easily outrun their competition a month earlier, the frosh soph boys' squad was likewise beaten, falling to an inspired Northgate group, 28-29.
Though each team benefited from a few standout individual performance, including an impressive win for Sam Smith (22) over the frosh soph boys' field, and a 3rd-place finish for frosh soph girls' leader Angeni Lieben (22), others struggled to score.
October 18, 2019
Cougar Contingent Captures Large School Crowns on Woodward Park 5k Course
Competing in the large school division for the 1st time at the Roughrider Invitational on Fresno's Woodward Park course, site of the California State Championships, the Campolindo varsity squads earned well-deserved victories.
Alicia Hober (20) led the girls' team to its title with a new course best of 18:49. The senior finished 5th overall, 5 places ahead of teammate Ellie Buckley (23), who finished 10th in 19:00.
October 12, 2019
Halstead Battles Bushes, Earns Hard Core Award at Annual Orienteering Event
While he may not have found all of the control points during Saturday's Orienteering Championships at Hidden Valley Park, John Halstead (22) impressed his teammates. After barging through stickers and thorns, the slashed and bloodied sophomore still managed to log his minutes before accepting the Hard Core award.
This year's course featured 2 control points located outside the boundaries of the park, as well as multiple opportunities for competitors to show off their tree climbing skills (or lack there of).
October 9, 2019
Gunn Holds off Youngster to Win 1600m Trial; Woidat Tops Girls' Improvements
An informal afternoon of 1600m heats on Wednesday was capped with a down-to-the wire battle between a 3-year varsity veteran and an upstart rookie. Dylan Gunn (21), who did most of the work during the 4-lap effort in the final and fastest race, responded to pressure applied by Alex Lodewick (23) down the home stretch. The pair were separated by less than a second as Gunn took the tape in 4:31.6 while Lodewick finished 2nd in 4:31.9.
October 2, 2019
Varsity Girls Turn back Purple Tide; JVB Squad Rolls over League at Center Meet
In the penultimate race of the afternoon at Wednesday's 1st Diablo Athletic League center meet of the season, the varsity girls faced a College Park squad that had beaten them in 2 consecutive invitationals over the previous 2 weekends. With a quartet of underclassmen on the rise, the Falcons were considered the favorites for ending the defending league and section champions' undefeated run.
Purchasing Team Gear: Our 1st order window, from July 17 through July 30, has closed. If you purchased team apparel during the 1st window, you should receive it prior to our 1st competition of the fall season.
Our 2nd order window, from August 13 through August 20, has also closed. If you purchased apparel during the 2nd order window, it may not arrive until after our 1st competition.
We do have some new and used apparel items available for purchase in room E12, including new and used team uniform singlets and shorts. We also have team backpacks available. Athletes can stop in to purchase items before school or during brunch.