May 10, 2020
Fall-Season Prep Starts Now: Summer Training Posted, New Athletes Welcome
While the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic makes it necessary for us to adapt our lifestyles in various ways, it does not prohibit athletes from planning and preparing for the potential of a fall-sport season.
Cross country is particularly suited for the challenges presented by social-distancing guidelines. While group gatherings are currently suspended, the team will forge ahead with robust online support for athletes. Summer training guidance and virtual team meetings are listed on the SUMMER ACTIVITY CALENDAR. All new and returning athletes are encouraged to participate in this summer program.
We are excited about the opportunity to work with athletes as we prepare to defend our league, section and state titles. The cross country 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.
NEW ATHLETES: Welcome! Please be sure to visit our TEAM HANDBOOK and complete the necessary steps for participation in our summer program. While there are some requirements that do not apply to summer activities, it is necessary to set up an XCSTATS.COM ACCOUNT, join our FACEBOOK GROUP. Please do this now so you start receiving important updates about summer activities and fall-season preparations.
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.
November 23, 2019
Girls' Outrun D3 Field by 85 Points, Set Top Team Time at NCS Championships
As the leaders of the girls' division 3 race at Saturday's North Coast Section Championships passed through the mid-point of the 3.0-mile Hayward High School course, 1 of the many spectators lining the course made this observation: "That is what domination looks like."
The declaration was in response to the pack of 5 Campolindo athletes that continued to hold off the rest of the field after charging to an early lead. Alicia Hober (20), Paloma Hancock (20) and Ellie Buckley (23) ran 3-abreast while Emma Smith (20) and Sophie Webster (21) clung to their heels through the half-way point in the race.
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.
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.