June 10, 2020 Summer Program Enjoys Huge Turnout; There's Still Room for Additional Athletes
Over 60 athletes have turned out for daily training sessions through the first week of the summer program, which will run through August 7. Sessions feature a gradual progression of training as well as informational clinics intended to prepare athletes for the 2021-2022 high school cross country season.
This 9-week program offers athletes the opportunity to work with coaches 6 days per week. Highlights include weight room strength development, speed and endurance training, weekend day-trips to exotic Bay Area locations, and social interaction between teammates.
Incoming freshmen are especially welcome to join this summer program!
Learn more about why participation in Campolindo cross country might be among the most important experience of an athlete's high school career on the ATHLETE TESTIMONIAL PAGE HERE.
Participants must complete the requirements listed on the TEAM HANDBOOK PAGE HERE. Several documents, including the ATHLETE INFORMATION SHEET, the AUHSD WAIVER FORM, and the AUHSD CODE OF CONDUCT must be signed and turned in to the coaches.
A detailed calendar of the Campolindo cross country summer club program can be found on the TRAINING PAGE HERE.
March 10, 2021 Hidden Valley Hosts 1st, Last XC Race of COVID-Shortened Spring Sports Season
The Cougars made a rare spring appearance on the Hidden Valley Park cross country course on Wednesday, March 10, in what was the 1st and last official cross country race of the bizzar, 2020-2021 school year.
November 7, 2020 Buckley, Lodewick Set Stadium Records at 1st-Ever 5000-Meter XC Track Trials
The Covid-19 pandemic may have wiped out the traditional fall cross country season, but it also offered an unusual opportunity for athletes participating in the the XC & Track Club sports camp to tackle the 5000-meter distance around the oval.
Saturday evening's conditions turned out to be perfect, with the temperature just under 50 degrees and little wind. The result was a festive evening under the lights which capped the XC & Track Club 12-week fall training program.
October 31, 2020 Mystery Fartlek Workouts Prime Runners
Newhall Park of Concord provided the perfect terrain for a competitive test as training cohorts executed mystery fartlek workouts on Saturday, October 17 and Saturday, October 31, in preparation for their final time trial opportunities of the fall club season.
October 24, 2020 Lekki Lords over Middle-Distance Fest; Underclass Girls Continue to Impress
After dropping below the 2-minute barrier for the 1st time in his career, Owen Lekki (21) doubled back from his 800m win on Friday evening to set a new personal best in Saturday's 1600m competition. The 4:25 clocking on Saturday evening topped the list of 4-lap performances from the members of the Moraga XC & Track Club.
October 10, 2020 Perfect Conditions Lift Harriers at Hidden Valley Park 2 & 3-Mile Cross Country Test
Air quality improved drastically over the 48 hours preceding Saturday morning's time trial on the rugged Hidden Valley Park 2 and 3-mile courses. By race time, wild-fire smoke had been pushed east by gentle on-shore winds and a thin cloud cover held temperatures in the 70s.
As part of our committment to educate and empower student-athletes to create positive change on matters of race and equality, we engage in instructional activities developed by Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality. Featured topics include identity, privilege, and racism.
Cougar Cross Country stands in solidarity with BLM against racial injustice. We are committed to equity work on our campus and in our community. Our athletes and coaches are actively engaged in these efforts both through regular team discussions, presentations and service projects, and in collaboration with Positive Coaching Alliance educational workshops and the campus-wide Diversity & Inclusion project.
Do you enjoy the majestic landscape of the East Bay? We do. We are grateful for the opportunity to live and train in this region, rich in both cultural heritage and natural beauty. We encourage participants and their families to consider a contribution to the Sogorea Te Land Trust as a gesture of gratitude for the privilege to use this land and respect for its indigenous inhabitants.
XCStats.com: This is our database for collecting athlete training and competition data as well as our tool for communicating to athletes and parents. All athletes must set up an XCStats.com account in order to participate in Campolindo cross country.
Facebook Group: The official team Facebook group is where you will find frequent announcements, notes about competition logistics, meeting times, helpful links to current articles and more. It is also a useful forum for asking questions!
HSU Distance Running Camp: This legendary week-long summer workshop is hosted on the Humboldt State University campus and provides an opportunity for athletes to learn from some of the top coaches and elite athletes in the sport today, all while enjoying the most spectacularly beautiful running trails in the world.