August 7, 2022 Countdown's Over; Campo Cross Country Season Underway; Newcomers Welcome
Official fall-season cross country practices have started and new athletes are still welcome. In order for athletes to be eligible for participation, they must have all of the requirements completed. Athletes and parents must be sure to complete the requirements listed on the TEAM HANDBOOK PAGE.
Fall-season practice sessions meet Monday through Saturday. When school is in session, practices begin 15 minutes after the final bell. Saturday sessions meet at various off-campus locations at 8:30am. Please find the complete 2022 SEASON CALENDAR HERE.
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The Campo cross country team will continue to accept new members through August 15. Don't miss out!
July 28, 2022 Volkmer Shows What Summer Miles Can Accomplish with Savage HVP Course Run
No athlete has been more committed to training over the summer months than Shea Volkmer (24) and it showed at Thursday's final time trial on the rugged Hidden Valley Park 2-mile course as the returning junior rolled to a 3rd place finish overall and one of the fastest times every recorded by a Campolindo competitor. Her 12:14 mark moves her to 5th on the all-time record list, ahead of Cougar legend Grace Orders.
Finishing ahead of Volkmer were varsity boys' contenders Alex Thomasson (24) and Connor McGhee (23), who worked together for much of the race.
July 23, 2022 HSU Camp Returns as 19 Harriers Train on Misty Trails, Learn from Top Coaches
After a two-year hiatus due to the Covid pandemic, the HSU Distance Running Camp returned to the Cal Poly Humboldt campus in Arcata, California for a week-long intensive experience for athletes and coaches. Campers enjoyed training on some of the most spectacular trails in the world, including those along the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean in Sue-Meg State Park and the legendary Tall Trees Trail along Redwood Creek.
Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano provided two nights of inspirational guidance for emerging cross country and track competitors. Additional expert instruction came from John McKenzie of TCU, as well as top high school coaches like Chris Williams of Dublin and Robert and Liz Grove of Vista del Lago.
July 9, 2022 Epic Dipsea Trail Run Doesn't Disappoint
22 Campolindo harriers enjoyed a spectacular day of trail running and surf-side leisure at Saturday's annual Dipsea Trail run and Stinson Beach BBQ. The early-morning mild temperature and coastal fog provided perfect conditions for running the 7-mile route from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach via the historic Dipsea Trail. Once the run was complete, athletes lounged sea-side while consuming plenty of picnic treats.
June 30, 2022 Time Trial Tests Early Summer Fitness
A handful of Campolindo runners toed the line at Thursday's 2-mile time trial in order to set a baseline of fitness by which to measure progress during the summer training cycle. Joined by a hoard of Northgate athletes, the defending league champions posted modest marks on the Hidden Valley Park course.
June 18, 2022 Morning, Afternoon Workouts Underway for Critical Summer Training Program
The 2022 cross country summer camp program, open to all levels of ability, provided essential training for 30+ athletes in preparation for the rigors of the fall season. Highlights include the Dipsea Trail Beach Trip and Point Reyes Picnic. Afternoon sessions provided weight training and running skill development.
November 27, 2021 Cougars Claim 7th State Title: Girls Top D3 Podium while Boys Finish 5th Overall
Capping what seemed like the longest of seasons following nearly a year-and-a-half of Covid-suspended high school athletics, the Campolindo varsity cross country squads each climbed the podium for a 3rd time in 3 consecutive attempts at the 2021 California state championships on the historic Woodward Park course in Fresno.
November 20, 2021 Boys Narrow Scoring Spread to Win NCS; Lieben's PR Keeps Girls on Pace for Title
Angeni Lieben (22), the only senior on the squad, turned in the greatest performance of their high school career to help the varsity girls' team win its 18th championship at Saturday's North Coast Section meet at Hayward High School on Saturday. The victory is the 8th straight NCS title for Campolindo in division 3.
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.
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.
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.