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Varsity Head Coach
Eddie Salazar

Livermore High Cross Country

2017 Summer Activities



Livermore Running Club (LRC): The LRC summer running will begin July 3rd, when we will meet at the Livermore High track, 5:00 PM.  At that time I will hand out a tentative schedule of the summer runs, times, and locations.  The opportunity to run with the club is open to anyone.  Running with the club is voluntary and does not obligate you into any sport at LHS.  The summer running will consist of either early-morning or late-evening runs.  Usually we will meet at Kellman soccer fields, located off Holmes/Vallecitos Road.  It is important and beneficial for you to run on dirt and grass as much as possible.  Running hilly terrain is also very helpful.  I mention these things because there will undoubtedly be days when you can’t or don’t run with the group.  So, these are some of the guidelines to consider when you run on your own.

You should begin running before July 3rd, especially those of you more experienced runners.   I have included another handout giving you a suggested running schedule, including type of runs, duration, and so forth.


Physicals:     You must be cleared for participation by the LHS athletic department prior to the first official day of practice.  There will be a ‘fall sports sign-up’ on August 7th, at which time you will be able to take care of all the clearance requirements.  So prior to the sign-up night you must have undergone a physical examination by a licensed doctor, and had the physical form (issued by the school) filled out.   


Cross Training:   Here are two conversion factors for those of you trying to do cross training:  Biking- divides biking distance by 3 (Example: 45 bike miles equals 15 running miles); swimming- multiplies swimming distance by 2.5-3.5.  Any aerobic activity, including lifting weights, is helpful for developing your fitness and athleticism.  I encourage you to do these cross-training activities to supplement your running.  But cross training cannot replace the running.    


The official first-day of cross country practice is August 14th.


Coach Eddie Salazar- Phone #'s:  925-413-0994 (cel).  E-mail address: salazx5@att.net

The Varsity Boys Cross Country team finished 14th in the State in Division 3.  They had an average time of 16:42, with the top runner for the Cowboys Luca Strand finishing 43rd overall.  Great Job Cowboys.


On Saturday, senior transfer Lucas Strand led the boys cross country team at the Lagoon Valley Invitatational.  In his first race for the Cowboys he took 4th, out of 159 runners, in the small school varsity race.  His time of 16:33 for 3 miles was also the 12th fastest performance overall, out of 372 varsity competitiors.  Senior Omar Maklaf also placed 6th in the same race.  Other varsity runners leading LHS to a 7th place team finish were sophomore Devon Maheshwari (20th), juniors Miguel Valenton, and Trevor Johnson.  

The girls cross country team was led by sophomore Rebecca Wheeler, who placed 22nd out of 112 runners, in the girls' small school varsity race.  This was Rebecca's first cross country race representing LHS.  Also racing her first Cowgirl race for LHS was sophomore Grace Roberts.  She placed 32nd.  The team also placed 7th in the team standings.  Other competitors for the team were sophomore Madeline Tree (35th), junior Anne Lee, and  senior Raina Jiang.

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