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BOYS XC ATHLETE OF THE YEAR LIAM ANDERSON
Gatorade Presents Winner with Honor in Front of Family, Friends and Teammates In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s most elite high school athletes, Gatorade today announced Liam Anderson of Redwood High School in Larkspur, CA as the 2018-19 Gatorade National Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year. Anderson won the... Read more
OLYMPIC INSPIRATION
In what was arguably the largest ever gathering of US Olympic World Champions in the Bay Area, track and cross country hall of fame coach, Lee Webb brought pride and celebrity to the East Bay. SportStars Asst. Editor, Mike Wood penned this interview story with Coach Webb prior to... Read more
Logan Track Clinic: Olympians Unite
Several Former Track & Field Olympians Unite For James Logan Track Clinic And A Week Of School Visits • In choosing a theme and honorees for his upcoming Olympians Week, Lee Webb looked toward one specific year. One tumultuous yet momentous year. 1968. The 32nd anniversary of the Willie... Read more
Concord’s Rayna Stanziano Sets A Quiet Pace
Underrated and Understated, Concord High’s Rayna Stanziano Has Quietly Become One Of The East Bay’s Best Distance Runners • Rayna Stanziano reflects the tranquil nature of Concord High’s cross country team, appreciating more subtle aspects of competition and sport, rather than the trophies and banners that larger programs collect... Read more
SportStars All-City “V Award 2018” Denner Party
Oak Ridge Senior Maddy Denner Has Established Herself As One Of The State’s Strongest Girls Distance Runners Winning a race often takes more than speed or an ability to quickly cover distances. Strategy, mental preparation, and conditioning are just as essential, if not more important than physical training. Oak... Read more
Taking Flight
A Dominant Season In The Hurdles Has Made Aiden Jackman A Favorite To Become Clayton Valley’s First Track & Field State Champion In Two Decades • Aiden Jackman’s elevation up the high school hurdles ranks had been steady. But this spring, he’s taken a gigantic leap. At one of... Read more
High Sierra Track Camp 2018: Learn How To Improve Technique and Speed
High altitude and soaring mountains aren’t the only reasons to choose the High Sierra Track Camp 2018, but they are compelling ones! Here’s another: Coach Harry Marra — the world-renowned coach and trainer whose career is highlighted by Ashton Eaton’s two Olympic golds and world record, as well as... Read more
UC Merced Jr. Anthony Tyler makes program history
The University of California, Merced competed today in the NAIA National Championships. The men’s and women’s cross country teams had four runners compete at the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Washington. Junior Anthony Tyler made program history as he became the first Cross Country All-American, running the 8k... Read more
Cal Stars Featured in Ghebray Invitational, Fremont
The 5th Annual Ghebray Invitational to be held September 23, 2017 at Quarry Lakes Regional Park in Fremont is inviting all coaches and athletes to participate. Says Meet Director and long-time James Logan HS coach, Lee Webb, “This is a great early season Cross Country Invitational for all skill levels. We... Read more
Writing Down A Dream
  Vacaville High’s Jurnee Woodward Crafts A Script Of Hurdling Excellence • Story By JIM MCCUE | Photos By JAMES K. LEASH   Fluidity. Vacaville High School senior Jurnee Woodward strides along the track and glides over hurdles with a smooth and easy flow. Aspiring screenwriter Jurnee Woodward turns... Read more
Sac-Joaquin SpringStars
BAY AREA SPRING 2012 FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Daje Pugh Read more
The warm-up is one of the most important components of a successful race and is also one of the most overlooked aspects of pre-race preparation. The warm-up helps prepare you for the physical demands of the race and also improves your muscles’ dynamics so that you are less prone... Read more