Marin Athletes get busy at early season invitationals – big wins at Dublin and K-Bell

Links to March invitationals where athletes from Marin Catholic, Tam, Drake, Redwood and San Rafael have competed

K-Bell Invitational, March 9:

The Martinez / Tim Bruder Relays, March 9:

The Dublin Distance Fiesta, March 16

Link to MileSplitCA Interview with 1,600 meter winner Samantha Wallenstrom of Marin Catholic:

Link to MileSplitCA Interview with Drake’s Distance Medley Relay team


Liam Anderson named Gatorade Cross Country Athlete of the Year

Anderson of Redwood is the 2018-19 recipient of this honor, the 34th year of the award after his unbeatable season, culminating with his NXN National Championship win and new course record.

William Taylor Track and Field Festival Set for Saturday, March 2 at Drake

Mr. William Taylor to address teams and kick off the meet at 8:50.  Field events at 9:00. Running events at 9:30. This Saturday, at the Arete Track, Sir Francis Drake High School.

Pictured below, William Taylor breaks the tape to win the 880 at Valley College, early in his career.


William Taylor, an early win

The William Taylor Track & Field Festival March 2 2019



Marin athletes finish strong State Meet run

Gillian Wagner, Redwood, closes out her high school career with a 10th place finish at the State Meet in 10:35.81.   This season Gillian established new MCAL records in both the 1,600 and 3,200 meters, establishing herself as the fastest distance runner in MCAL history, with MCAL records of 4:46.22 and 10:14.11, respectively.

Liam Anderson grabs another podium spot today, finishing in fifth place in the boys 3,200 in 9:00.6. The winner of the race was sophomore Matt Strangio, Jesuit HS, 8:56.18.

Anderson and Glasser are State Champs. Two Track Titles and the meet is not over.

Two Marin athletes have already won State Meet titles at tonight’s California CIF State Track and Field Championships in Clovis, and the meet continues.  Junior Liam Anderson, Redwood, wins the 1,600 in a state-leading time of 4:09.31. Anderson entered the race ranked fourth in the State.  Anderson will get back on the track at 9:25 pm tonight when he attempts a double win in the 3,200.

Senior Max Glasser, Marin Catholic, ran from behind for the win in the 400 meters.  Glasser also recorded a state leading time, finishing in 46.97, and dipping under the 47.00 barrier for the first time.

Marin Athletes take four titles at MOC

Max Glasser, MC, Gillian Wagner, and Liam Anderson took titles at the NCS Meet of Champions on Saturday in Berkeley.  Anderson was a double winner in the 1,600 and 3,200 in 4:11.43 and 9:06.24.  Gillian won the 3,200 easily in 10:25.95.  Max Glasser won the 400 in 47.41.  Glasser also placed second in the 200 but will not compete in that event at the CIF State Meet next week.

Anderson is currently ranked #6 in the State in the 1,600 behind Xavier Court of Mira Costa. Anderson is ranked first in the State and 6th in the nation in the 3,200, with a time of 8:52.74.

Wagner is currently ranked 4th in the State and 11th in the nation in the 3,200, with a time of 10:14. 11.

Glasser enters this week’s State Meet with the third best time in the State, 47.31.

Link to full results:

MCAL athletes take running events at NCS Redwood Empire Championship meet

MCAL athletes dominated the running events and nabbed a few field event wins at the Redwood Empire Championship meet yesterday in Santa Rosa.  Two MCAL athletes set new Redwood Empire meet records in the process.  Max Glasser, MC, set a new meet record in the 200m of 21.44, breaking the record set in 1995 by Corey Nelson or Rancho Cotate, 21.51. Max also won the 400 in 48.86.

Redwood’s Gillian Wagner set a new meet record in the 1,600 of 4:46.22, breaking Julia Stamps (Santa Rosa) record of 4:49.55 set in 1997.  Gillian also won the 3,200 in 10:55.77. Redwood’s Liam Anderson was also a double winner, taking the 1,600m, 4:21.16 and 3,200, 9:28.34.

Other Marin winners include: Nicco Pompili, 800m, 1:56.96, Landon Mispagel, Tam, 110 HH, 15.11; Jamar Sekona, Shot Put, 52’04 1/4″; Samantha Wallenstrom, MC, 800m, 2:16.31, Nava Kohn, Redwood, 100m, 12.64;  Lauren Ross, Tam, Pole Vault, 12’0″.

Full results can be found at Bell Lap Timing:

Other interesting information:

Marin Catholic boys were second in the team competition; and Redwood Girls were third overall.