May 18, 2022
Thornton Sprints to State in 100m, 400m

In 1979, one of Campolindo's all-time sprint stars showed his range at the NCS Meet of Champions hosted in UC Berkeley's Edwards Stadium. Gregg Thornton earned advancement to the state championships in both the 100m and 400m events.

Thornton was also a member of the 400 Relay and the 1600 Relay squads that topped the school record board during his high school career. The images above show Thornton in the 1979 MOC 100m and 400m final, respectively, and with his 1600 Relay teammates: (from left to right) Steve Masar, Thornton, Tom Anderson, and Steve Jones.

You can find Thornton and his teammates on several of the All-Time Record lists HERE!

April 25, 2021
Distance Legends Win 1973 NCAA XC Title

Campolindo school record holder in the 2 mile, Tom Hale went to University of Oregon after high school and is seen here with the legendary Steve Prefontaine (kneeling middle). Hale is to Pre’s left. On the left is Coach Bill Dellinger (3 time Olympian) and on the right is 1972 Olympic Coach Bill Bowerman. Bowerman was co-founder of Nike. This is the NCAA Cross Country championship team 1973.

December 27, 2020
1997 Relay Crew Photo Found in Garage

While cleaning out his garage during the holiday break, Hall of Fame coach Chris Walsh discovered an old news clipping featuring the NCS Meet of Champions 4 x 400 meter relay squad, which was comprised of Matt Briggs, Kevin Roth, Jared Banks, and Duncan Hao. The team finished in 3rd place with a time of 3:22.90 to qualify for the CIF state championships.

Check out where the squad stands on the All-Time Record Board HERE!

June 18, 2019
NorCal Running Review Publishes Top Times: Adams, Sandel Featured in 1980

Two Cougar track & field legends, long-sprint specialist Alison Adams (1980) and middle-distance standout Lisa Sandel (1980) earned recognition from the NorCal Running Review in its season-best lists of 1980.

December 27, 2014
1st Annual Eggnog Mile Kicks off Alumni Gathering; Ultimate Streak Continues

Colby Pines (09) turned out at this year's annual gathering of past and present Campolindo and College Park cross country and track stars with the right combination of running fitness and digestive tolerance to win the 1st edition of the eggnog mile event.

Choking down 9 ounces of the cold, creamy holiday beverage before running each of the 4 laps seemed hardly a concern for the recent Princeton grad as he covered the distance in 5:20. Only Chris Garvey (14) was able to muster a challenge, leading the first lap, but ultimately finishing 20 seconds back.

In the girls' division, Mary Orders (15), a late addition to the field, stole the crown. Falcon alums Lauren Crawford (09) and Susie Goetz (99) just could not match the youngster's guzzling greatness.

Pines and Orders earned Garmin GPS watches for their victories, while the rest of the top 10 finishers received Timex watches or apparel items.

The race was followed by the traditional Ultimate Death Match, which enjoyed its traditional lopsided outcome.

December 28, 2013
Youngsters Bring Numbers, Fall behind Early as Veterans Dominate Death Match

In spite of an impressive turnout for the current Campolindo and College Park athletes, the 2013 edition of the Alumni Ultimate Frisbee Death Match turned out to be more of the same as the unstoppable force of maturity scored virtually at will. As the final quarter of play expired, the Alumni enjoyed a 16 point lead, 22-6.

With the likes of David Vigil (98), Betsy Sale (01), Ashley Allen (02), Jared Oubre (04), Justin Delessert (05), Lauren Crawford (09), Kelsey Gallagher (10), and Will Holland (11) representing the Falcons, as well as Campolindo graduates that included Jason Budge (09), Michael Brondello (09), Colby Pines (09), Darren Brodowy (12), Thomas Joyce (12), Kevin Gelston (12), Juliet Farnan (12), and Andy VanHeuit (13), the youngsters had their hands full.

The contest began with a quick score from the current athletes. Unfortunately for them, it was their only lead of the day. What followed was a brutal offensive assault by the veterans.

Nevertheless, in the spirit of the holidays, fun and goodtimes were enjoyed be all.


The Athlete Hall of Fame: Learn more about the greatest athletes in Campolindo cross country and track & field history. Check out the ALL-TIME ATHLETE list HERE!


Coach Walsh Award Winners: The Coach Walsh Award recognizes athletes who have made an extraordinary contribution to the legacy of Campolindo cross country. Check out the list of legendary teammates HERE!


Tom Hale History: Hank Lawson, webmaster of LynbrookSports.com, which includes a comprehensive history of California track & field, forwarded this clipping from the 1970 season, in which Campolindo's Tom Hale (71) improved his two-mile time by ten seconds.

Hale went on to finish fourth in the two-mile at the state meet the following year, improving his mark to 8:57.2, which, converted to 8:54.0c for 3200m, still stands as the school record.