June 4, 2024
HSU Camp Registration Deadline: July 3

Open to athletes of all levels, the Humboldt Distance Running Camp is an annual highlight for the Campolindo cross country team. This 6-day, 5-night sleep-over camp is hosted at the Cal Poly Humboldt campus in Arcata, California from July 14 through July 19.

Athletes stay in the campus dormitories, attend lectures in the Jolly Giant Commons, participate in skill sessions in Lumberjack Stadium, and complete distance runs on some of the most beautiful trails in the world. Humboldt County enjoys an exceptionally moderate climate, with summer temperatures rarely above 75 degrees, making it a welcome respite from the East Bay's oppressive heat.

Whether new to the program or an experienced veteran, every 2024 Campolindo cross country athlete is encouraged to join the team for this exceptional summer experience.

While the team coaches will coordinate transportation to and from Humboldt Camp, athletes must register individually through the Cal Poly Humboldt Summer Camp Portal. Don't wait! Please register NOW to attend Humboldt Camp with the rest of the Campolindo squad.

May 23, 2024
Summer Camp Program Begins June 10; Incoming Freshmen Especially Welcome


The Campolindo cross country team will once again offer a summer-long sports camp program for all athletes, including incoming freshmen. These Monday through Saturday supervised training sessions are essential preparation for the rigors of the official high school fall season. They are also important opportunities for athletes to connect with each other and the coaching staff.

The cross country team summer sports camp will run from June 10 through August 10. Morning run sessions for all athletes will meet Monday through Saturday at 8:00am at various locations. Afternoon strength sessions will meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 5:00pm in the Campolindo athletic stadium.

The complete cross country Summer Sports Camp Schedule is available on the TRAINING CALENDAR PAGE.

Participation in the cross country summer program requires completion of the Summer Sports Camp Necessities listed on the TEAM HANDBOOK PAGE.

Coaches and veteran athletes will be on hand daily to guide and support newcomers. Training duration and intensity will develop gradually over the course of the program and be tailored to each individual athlete's current level of fitness and experience.

Consistent attendance is encouraged, but not required. While we offer expert instruction and support at each training session, we understand that athletes may have summer plans that only allow them to attend certain days of the week or limit their participation to certain portions of the summer.

Please note that the setup of an XCStats.com profile is 1 of the Summer Sports Camp Necessities. New athletes must follow the XCStats.com profile setup instructions linked on the TEAM HANDBOOK PAGE to complete this eligibility REQUIREMENT.

November 25, 2023
Girls Finish 2nd to Inspired Cathedral Catholic Squad; Boys End Season 15th

For the 5th consecutive season, the Campolindo varsity girls ascended the podium at the California state cross country championships to complete their 2023 season. Shea Volkmer (24) continued as the squad's top performer, finishing 3rd overall in a personal record of 17:41 for the Woodward Park 5k course. The time is now 3rd best in school history.

Check out results and pictures of the 2023 CIF Championships HERE!

November 22, 2023
Varsity Post-Season Squads Tackle Race-Pace Intervals ahead of CIF State Meet

 

Varsity athletes convened in Bob Wilson Stadium for a morning session of 400m, 1200m, 3 x 800m, 400m intervals as a final tune up before the 2023 cross country state championships.

November 18, 2023
Girls Claim 20th NCS Title; Gregory Leads Boys to 2nd with Top Freshman Time

 

In the penultimate race of a wet and muddy North Coast Section championship schedule at Hayward High School, Clark Gregory (27) continued his improbable climb into the elite ranks of a sport he only picked up a handful of months prior. In fact, Gregory's 3rd-place individual finish played a huge part in keeping his squad in contention in the team scoring and was the top time turned in by a freshman across all 5 divisions.

Check out 2023 NCS Championship results and pictures HERE!

November 11, 2023
Varsity Athletes Preview NCS Course with Mystery Fartlek Workout, Burrito Bonding

Campolindo varsity cross country athletes previewed the North Coast Section Championship course at Hayward High School on Saturday, November 11, completing a mystery Fartlek workout before the obligatory stop in Montclair for burritos (or tacos?).

The Cougars will return to the site on November 18 to compete in the state-championship qualifying event.

November 4, 2023
Mats Cap Boys' Undefeated Streak at 15 Years; Cougars Claim 5 of 6 League Titles

While the Campolindo varsity boys did not go down without a fight, they were finally beaten at Saturday's Diablo Athletic League championships, ending a 15-year perfect run. Fittingly, the Cougars were finally bested by their cross-town rivals from Miramonte, who had come within the narrowest of margins to such an outcome just 2 weeks earlier at the final center meet of the league season.

Check out complete 2023 DAL Championship results HERE!

October 25, 2023
Volkmer Sets 10:29.10 Stadium Record at Annual Mid-Season 3200m Invitational

The magic of Bob Wilson Stadium was on display at Wednesday evening's Mid-Season Mania 3200m Invitational as 23 Cougar harriers raced to career best performance for the 8-lap tour around the oval. Topping the girls' field was Shea Volkmer (24), who turned in a time for the ages, eclipsing the 10:30 mark to take down the previous stadium record set by Acalanes' Olivia Williams in 2022.

Check out results of the 2023 Mid-Season Mania 3200m Invite HERE!

WHY CROSS COUNTRY?

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TEAM GEAR STORE

Purchasing Team Gear: The NB Team Store will be open for purchasing necessary and optional apparel for the 2024 fall cross country season from July 22 through July 26. Team apparel must be ordered in this window to ensure it arrives prior to our 1st competition of the fall season.


HUMBOLDT RUN CAMP

Humboldt Distance Running Camp: This legendary week-long summer workshop is hosted on the CalPoly-Humboldt 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.

 

XCSTATS.COM ACCOUNT

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.


OUR MISSION

Our Purpose: We provide students with healthy challenge, fostering physical, emotional and intelectual growth through participation in sport.



VOLUNTEER SIGNUP

2024 Parent Volunteer Signup: We depend on parent volunteers to staff various positions throughout the season. Each family is expected to cover at least 2 positions each season.

 


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.




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.


TEAM FACEBOOK GROUP

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!