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.
September 26, 2020 Early Heats Enjoy Cool Temps, Little Wind Under Lights at 3200m Time Trial Event
Saturday evening began with the sun dropping behind the hillside as winds calmed, providing outstanding conditions for the first 5 heats of 3200m races under the lights at Bob Wilson Stadium. Unfortunately, athletes in the final 2 heats faced a headwind on the backstretch that made consistent pacing a challenge. Nevertheless, the event allowed for some much needed competition during the ongoing Corona virus pandemic, and many enjoyed measuring their progress after 6 weeks of training during the fall club program. Plus: Pizza.
August 29, 2020 Rookie Improvements Light up Track Trial
The newest editions to the Cougar running family continued to demonstrate rapid improvement at Saturday evening's 1600 meter time trial effort under the lights at Bob Wilson Stadium. Frosh standouts Makena Weberski (24) and Shea Volkmer (24) topped the girls' performance list with new personal bests for the 4-lap distance, finishing 1st and 5th respectively in the 7th heat of the day.
August 8, 2020 Volkmer Vaults Passed Veterans in 8-Lap Track Effort; Martin Sets Personal Best
The cross country summer camp training program finished on Saturday with 30 athletes participating in a 3200-meter track trial at Campolindo High School. Highlights included a big personal record by veteran Bradford Martin (21), who improved over his previous 8-lap best by 6 seconds, and a feisty finish from Shea Volkmer (24), who joined fellow rookie Makena Weberski (24) under the 13-minute barrier.
July 23, 2020 Small Groups Keep Ball Rolling at LCP
Another day, another workout: Campolindo cross country kept its momentum going with a segmented fartlek workout on Thursday in Lafayette Community Park. Under a cool layer of fog, the training groups used the traditional half-mile loop to log a 35-minute workout following an easy 20 minute warm-up run.
July 13, 2020 Summer Training Hits Half-Way Point; 50+ Athletes Staying Safe, Happy, Fit
The Campolindo cross country summer program hit the 4-week mark over the weekend. Monday's workout at Wagner Ranch Elementary in Orinda enjoyed cooler temperatures and lots of smiles... and geese.
While the future of the traditional fall sport season is uncertain, the Cougar harriers are sure about their commitment to the process.
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.