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.
August 3, 2020 New 12-Week Fall-Season Club Program: Participant Registration Closes August 12
The Campolindo cross country and track teams will continue to offer a robust after-school program for athletes through the fall, including both in-person and virtual activities. This small-group, 12-week program will follow "camp" guidelines provided by Contra Costa County and include opportunities for athletes to improve their fitness and compete in a series of races held on the track and on the trail in a modified format.
The fall club program will start on Monday, August 17, with after-school practice sessions meeting at a variety of locations as indicated on the fall-season TRAINING CALENDAR. Exact practice times will be determined based on number of participating athletes and a staggered schedule to ensure social-distance between training pods.
This fall athletic experience is open to all ability levels. Be sure to read our MISSION STATEMENT, which explains our belief in an inclusive, supportive environment in which youth are provided with healthy challenge. Please also check out ATHLETE TESTIMONIALS that explain why joining the team can be a truly life changing decision. While the ongoing pandemic has required some adjustments to our traditional format, both coaches and athletes remain committed to supporting an environment that fosters physical and emotional health.
ATHLETES WHO WISH TO PARTICIPATE:
Please note that this program will follow the same rules as our traditional cross country and track seasons. Be sure to review these rules, including the attendance requirement, on the TEAM HANDBOOK page.
If you have additional questions about this program, please contact COACH CHUCK immediately.
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.
July 9, 2020
Mid-Summer Fartlek Workout Enjoyed by Group Training Session Participants
With just 4 weeks remaining in the traditional summer schedule, dozens of athletes completed yet another productive training session on Thursday at Lafayette Community Park. The workout consisted of a 20 minute warm up run followed by a structured Fartlek workout in which athletes changed gears in order to challenge their respective aerobic thresholds.
July 2, 2020
2-Mile Time Trials Reveal Rookie Talent
After just 2 and a half weeks of in-person training, the newest additions to the Campolindo cross country program are already showing plenty of improvement. Running in their respective training groups, 42 athletes rolled through the Hidden Valley Park 2-mile course in the 1st time trial event of the summer on Thursday morning, July 2.
November 30, 2019
Boys' Shocker Completes 1st-Ever State Championship Sweep for Cougars; Girls' Roll to Commanding Victory over D3 Field
With a stunning upset over #1 ranked Maria Carrillo at Saturday's CIF Championships, the varsity boys' squad helped Campolindo join just a handful of schools that have won both girls' and boys' state titles in the same year. The 2019 state crown is also a 1st for the Cougar boys' program, and the 1st for a North Coast Section team in Division 3.
Campolindo's historic day began with overcast skies and cold temperatures as the varsity girls arrived in the early morning at Fresno's Woodward Park, which has been the site of the cross country state championship since its inception in 1987. After a resounding win at the NCS meet the previous weekend, where they outdistanced their nearest rivals by a whopping 85 points, the Cougars were heavy favorites to hoist a 5th girls' state-championship trophy.
The prognosticators had it right. In the 2nd race of the day, the girls dominated, posting an 80-point margin of victory over runner-up Cathedral Catholic of the San Diego Section.
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.