East at North
Boys track North 114, East 31 At North 4x100: NHS (McWilliams, Martinez, Blackwell, D. Carrillo), 44.91; 1600: Valdez, E, 5:02; 110h: Lencioni, N, 17.31; 400: Jones, N, 52.82; 100: D. Carrillo, N, 11.32; 800: Hernandez, N, 2:12; 300h: Lencioni, N, 44.53; 200: D. Carrillo, N, 22.51; 3200: Valdez, E, 10:56; 4x400: NHS (Hernandez, Tsosie, Guardado, Jones), 3:44.53; LJ: Jones, N, 19-4; TJ: Blackwell,...
SYL Meet at West
Boys track G.Valley 58, West 47 Mira Monte 74, West 56 Ridgeview 75, West 53 Ridgeview 68, G.Valley 57 At West 4x100: RHS, 44.85; 1600: Sandles, G, 4:51; 110h: Guiton, M, 16.57; 400: Matos, G, 50.72; 100: Wilkerson, G, 11.01; 800: Cantu, M, 2:13; 300h: Loudon, R, 42.06; 200: Matos, G, 22.97; 3200: Sandles, G, 10:41; 4x400: RHS, 3:49; LJ: Huggins, R, 20-9; TJ: Edwards, R, 41-2; SP: Hamilton, W,...
Is the date of Mount Whitney 3.0
Lovely warm day if you are a sun loving Chug! But it might be warm for running fast this weekend at local races and track invites. Speaking of Invites, the best Central Section Invite of the season is the West Coast Relays at Buchanan on Saturday.
Thinking about putting on an official 60k Ultra Trail Run in the fall. Would any Bakersfield runners do it? Plan to have a three person relay division also.
Workouts to Improve Lactate Clearing Rates →
Ask most runners what causes fatigue, and the answer is almost always lactic acid, or its scientific cousin lactate. The mere mention of the word conjures up memories of intense pain, struggle, and the infamous butt lock during the final stretch of a race. Contrary to popular belief, however, lactate is a runner’s friend, not foe. Instead of being an evil substance that causes the...
Local Track & Field Action Today: 03.30.11 Tehachapi & Bakersfield Christian at Shafter 03.30.11 Garces at Highland 03.30.11 Arvin at Frontier 03.30.11 Ridgeview at West 03.30.11 East at North
Great workout today at run camp! Wednesday at 6pm we are hiking Killa Hilla, Thursday we are at Yokuts and Saturday we are doing Toads! Come join the Bakersfield Distance Project’s Spring Session Run Camp. 04.01.11 to 06.30.11 for $100.
If you have an upcoming endurance goal, you should consider joining my run camp. Our next practice is tonight at 6pm at Yokuts Park. We are doing some hill sprints for strength and some 400s for speed tonight.
Marathon Sherpa Service →
Besides coaching my run camps, I am also a Marathon Sherpa. What this means is if you are looking to just finish a half or full marathon, I can help you not only train for the race but help you during the race as well. I am also available for day hiking trips like the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Mt Whitney. Much like the Sherpas that help their clients climb mountains, I can help you with your...
West Coast Relays Entrant List →
“THE INVITE MEET” of the Central Section is this Saturday. It is held at Buchanan’s million dollar track that has hosted the past two state championships and will hold it’s third this June.
The Spring Run Camp begins soon so get a jump start on your endurance goals and join the Bakersfield Distance Project. The goal of the Bakersfield Distance Project is to create a Group Running environment where almost anyone can improve their level of fitness and their running ability, and learn to incorporate running into their very own Fitness Lifestyle. Each session is three months...
Da Weasel is Better and the oldest started his last quarter at UCSB.
A New Bakersfield Distance Project Run Camp starts this week! The Spring Session is from April 1 to June 30 and the fee is $100. The goal of the Bakersfield Distance Project is to create a Group Running environment where almost anyone can improve their level of fitness and their running ability, and learn to incorporate running into their very own Fitness Lifestyle. Each session is...
California Track and Field Statewide Leaders List →
Exeter senior Katie Fry is ranked number one in the 800 (2:12.1), number 6 in the 1600 (4:59.13) and number 5 in the 3200 (10:50.42).
California Frosh/Soph Statewide Leaders List →
Stockdale freshman Blake Haney is ranked number 3 in the 800 (1:59.22) and 12th in the 1600 (4:32.12).
Celis Breaks Own Record For 3rd Week In Row →
For the third straight week, Arianna Celis (Sr., Perris, Calif., Riverside CC) lowered the school record in the 1500m. Celis won the race in a time of 4:30.49. She was almost two seconds faster than the second place runner in the event. Celis finished fourth in the 800m (2:12.22) in her first race of the weekend.
Percy Knox Invitational →
West High freshman Monserbatt Cruz won the Invite 100 in a time of 12.96 and took 3rd in the 200 (26.28). Stockdale senior Carolyn Haney ran 5:40.01 for 6th in the Invite 1600 and took 4th in the Invite 3200 in a time of 11:59.95. Percy Knox Invitational At College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita West High results Boys 100—Fred Wilson, 11.8. 1,600—Gustavo Castillo, 4:55; Kaylin ...
Central Valley Track Classic →
Frontier senior Caleb Barger won the 800 in a time of 1:59.19 and his brother Jacob (10) came in 3rd in a time of 2:00.95.Their team mate William Beechinor (12) ran 4:45.87 for 5th place in the 1600. Ridgeview’s Tijerra Lynch came in 6th in the 800 (2:29.36).
Pasadena Games Invitational →
In the Open 1600, Jessica Cruz of Garces placed 5th in a time of 5:29.72. Her team mate Marie Huff came in 14th in the Invitational 800 in a a time of 2:26.29.
Santa Barbara Easter Relays →
Senior Driller Sarah Baker was the top Kern County performer with a 3rd in the 1500 (4:59) and a 6th in the 3200 (10:46). Her team mate Evan Bowman (10) took 10th in the 1500 (4:26) and Centennial’s Eric Millan (11) placed 10th in the 3000 (9:26). 1500 Meters - Varsity - Finals 1 Nick Hartle 4:00.56a Cent 11 10 Evan Bowman 4:26.41a BAKE 10 18 Hayden Raney 4:54.20a CNTE 11 19 Craig...
Exeter Monarch Invitational - Distance Highlights →
McFarland sophomore Erik Garcia won the 1600 and 3200 in 4:26 and 9:32. UC Davis bound Katie Fry of Exeter won the 800 / 1600 double in 2:14 and 5:14 as well. 800 Meters - Varsity - Finals 1 Alex Moreno 2:04.97a SHAF 12 2 Miguel Placencia 2:05.88a SHAF 12 3 Pablo Mendez 2:06.15a SHAF 11 4 Trevor Knox 2:07.56a EXET 11 5 Leo Perez 2:07.94a MCFA 12 800 Meters - Varsity - Finals 1...
Frontier Frosh-Soph Relays / Distance Highlights →
Highland freshman Savannah Berry won the 1600 / 3200 double. Her sister Nichole was a very good runner a few years ago btw. Amazingly Berry did not run cross country this past fall. On the boy’s side, Tehachapi sophomore Cameron Gamble won the 1600 in 4:44.16 and Shafter sophomore Angel Gil won the 3200 in a time of 10:30. The Shafter boys and the Highland girls (with Berry) won the 4 x...
Go Zach Go! →
Former Driller Zach Holt is running the Oakland Half Marathon today and hopes to qualify for the NAIA Marathon championships!
Hope about a nice Sunday morning walk? Join me for my Yokuts & Bagels Hike that leaves Yokuts at 7am. Bring cash for bagels!
Mt Whitney 3.0
Looks like I got permits for mid August and now the fun begins with training for it I have a good team lined up so far. Diana, Denni and Stephen will join me on my 3rd attempt to summit the tallest mountain in the lower 48 states. Hopefully dropping an hour off my marathon time helps me.
Santa Barbara Easter Relay Results
Senior Driller Sarah Baker takes 3rd in 1500 in a time of 4:58. Runs 10:45 for 3000.
Anna Frank (5k), David Bacus (10 mi) & Steve Dirkse (10k) were the overall winners today at the Kern River Trail Run.
Getting ready to head out to Hart Park for a 20 mile run in preparation for the Leona Divide 50 Miler in a month. First ten will be with my fellow racers of the Kern Trail Run, then I plan to do the course in reverse. Should be good tired leg practice. Then on Sunday join me at 7am for the Yokuts & Bagel Hike.
I hope to see many of you at the Kern River Trail Run on Saturday. The action starts at 730am with a 5k, 10k or 10 miler. Or you can join me and run the ten and then do it in reverse. Lots of track invites on Saturday as well so send me your results and photos.
Did two laps of the Bakersfield Distance Project’s Fartlek 2km course at Beach Park. First lap was slow and the second was even slower. My run campers looked a lot better on those hills than I did. Was nice that Centennial coach Vondre Armour dropped by, he plans to train with us soon. As a Driller, he won a state 800 title. Friday is an easy day because I am running the Kern Trail 10...
Started the day by walking the youngest to school and then I did my odd walk to bagels and back. My odd walk is where I run 30 steps on the odd minutes. Near the train tracks, Stockdale junior Cameron Miller was taking advantage of a late school start day by getting in a run. He recently won the BTC half marathon in a time of 1:12 btw. At bagels, the usual suspects where there! John, Don...
Bakersfield Distance Project's Run Camp →
A new run camp session begins April 1st but you can get a jump start on it by signing up now and coming to tonight’s 6pm practice at Yokut’s Park. The goal of the Bakersfield Distance Project is to create a Group Running environment where almost anyone can improve their level of fitness and their running ability, and learn to incorporate running into their very own Fitness...
This Weekend's Track & Field Invites →
03.26.11 Pasadena Games Garces & Independence Compete 03.26.11 Santa Barbara Easter Relays Centennial & Bakersfield Compete 03.26.11 Central Valley Classic Frontier & Ridgeview Compete 03.26.11 4th Annual Frontier Frosh - Soph Relays 03.26.11 Mustang Relays Arvin, Taft & Wasco Compete 03.25.11 Exeter Monarch Invite Mira Monte Compete
2011 IAAF World Junior Cross-Country... →
Redwood HS (Visalia) standout Justin Vilhauer, who struggled in a couple of key races during his high school season, finished with his two finest races of his senior season, with the Oklahoma State signee placing 47th here (24:50) after a top-five finish at USATF Junior Nationals.
A Freshman Girl Ran 10:37 for the 3200 Already! →
Simi Valley freshman Sarah Baxter ran 10:37.44 at the great Oak distance Invite on 03.19.11.
California Frosh/Soph Statewide Leaders List →
Stockdale Freshman Blake Haney made the list in the 800 and 1600. Once his current best times get added he will be ranked even higher.
Distance Highlights from the SWYL League Meet 2.0 →
Frontier senior Caleb Barger won the 800 in 2:01.72, Blake Haney won the 1600 in 4:23.27 and the 3200 in 9:36.61. On the girls side, Driller senior Sarah won all three distance events. She ran the 800 in 2:24.52, 1600 in 5:19.98 and the 3200 in 11:41.73. 800 Meters - VARSITY - Finals 1 Caleb Barger 2:01.72a Fron 12 2 Stephen Burke 2:03.30a STOC 12 3 Davis...
4:23 for the 1600
Stockdale Freshman Blake Haney wins 1600 at SWYL cluster meet. Official 4:23:27 Haney
McFarland Boys Win DMR at the Camarillo Classic →
Boys Distance Medley Varsity # School Finals 1 Mcfarland 10:50.04 1) Garcia, Erik 10 2) Nava, Francisco 12
McFarland Boys Win 4 x 1600 at the Camarillo... →
Boys 4x1600 Meter Relay Varsity # School Finals 1 Mcfarland 18:37.23 1) Garcia, Erik 10 2) Nava, Francisco 12 3) Perez, Marco 12 4) Monnreal, Jose 11
California Relays - Distance Highlights →
Shafter sophomore Nicollete Aldape won the Varsity 800 in a time of 2:25.16 and took 8th in the Invite 1600 in a time of 5:27.11. Her team mate Simon Viss (Sr) ran 2:03.3 in the varsity 800 and came in 7th. In the varsity 1600, Golden Valley senior Daymon Sandles ran 4:40.55 for 10th
What a Day & Night?
I am sitting in Diana’s Mustang and it is 10pm. It is a nice comfortable car even when it is not moving. Which it has been doing for hours with hundreds of other cars just outside of Gorman. Why? Because of this crazy storm. My day began at 3am when I got up to drive to the LA marathon with Tom and who knows when it will end … Well it is ended now at 3:24am as I try to sleep. Hopefully I have...
Celis Lowers Own School Mark In 1500 →
On the women’s side of the ledger; Arianna Celis (Sr. Perris, Calif. (Riverside CC) broke her one-week old school record in the 1500m when she finished in a recorded time of 4:31.36. Casey Glassey (Sr. Loma Linda, Calif., Riverside CC) placed seventh in the 3000m (10:23.61). “Arianna turned in a tremendous performance,” said CSUB Head Coach Alan Collatz. “She is getting...
Rafer Johnson Invitational Highlights →
Shafter’s Pablo Mendez took second in the 800 in a time of 2:06.09 and Tehachapi senior Danielle Tildahl won the 800 in 2:21.64. Centennial junior Craig Varner took 7th in the 1600 (4:45.83) and 4th in the 3200 (10:13.91). His team mate Emme Schoenborn (Fr) took 3rd in the 1600 (5:40.70) and Molly Pruett (Fr) ran 12:27.14 in the 3200. Foothill senior Natalie Fernandez took 4th in the 1600...
My Trail Running Results →
I really like how Ultra Signup keeps track of your running stats for you and even gives you a ranking. Andy Noise M47 4 Races Runner Rank: 55.9 % 63.97 % 3:14:38 Mar 6, 2011 Malibu Creek 25KM 51.42 % ...
Buchanan Auto-Time Meet →
Boys 3200 Meter Run # Name Year School Finals 1 Orosco,!Josh 11 Buchanan 9:41.49 2 Celum,;Clay 11 Clovis,West 10:00.93 3 Morones,;Esteban 12 Clovis!East 10:03.19 Boys 1600 Meter Run # Name Year School Finals 1 Brazeal,;Cody 10 Buchanan 4:27.57 2 Celum,!Clay 11...