Cross Country

Coach: Greg Brock

Season: August  - November


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WELCOME TO SANTA CRUZ HIGH GIRLS & BOYS CROSS COUNTRY!!
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Bid me run and I will strive with things impossible. William Shakespeare

Practice starts on Friday, August 4th at 3:00 pm at gym.If you have Physical paperwork you can bring with you or drop off at main office and leave in Athletic Directors box. Please fill out Athletic packet on Family ID. 

All incoming freshman and high school students interested in running cross country for SCHS are welcome! Call or email Coach Brock with questions:359-6688 or brocoachrun28@hotmail.com.

All athletes need to have a physical and completed and signed athletic packet before they start practice. See the SCHS website Sports Home page to download the packet.

Regular practices: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday meet at SCHS at 3:00 pm and Tuesday and Thursday meet at the top of Spring Street at 3:30 pm for training in the Pogonip.

WHEN SCHOOL STARTS PRACTICES WILL BE MONDAY-FRIDAY STARTING AT 3:30 PM EXCEPT FOR MEET DAYS.

The will to win is nothing without the will to prepare.
Juma Ikangaa, Olympic marathoner from Tanzania

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Cross Country Meet Schedule – Fall 2017
*subject to change

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Cross Country Coach: Greg Brock

Greg has been running, racing, and coaching track for 37 years. He started his running career at Nortedel Rio High School in Sacramento where he competed in the California State Meet in the mile and 2 mile. He attended Stanford University and competed in cross country and distance track events. During his sophomore year, he placed 5th in the 10K (10,000 meters) at the NCAA championships and qualified for the 1968 Olympic Trials. He held records at Stanford University in the 2, 3, and 6 mile distances. Greg was also awarded with the distinguished Cross Country All-American award in 1968 and 1969 during his sophomore and junior years. After college, he went to the Olympic Trials in the 10,000 meters and the marathon, placing 5th in the marathon. Greg started his track coaching career in 1974 at SCHS. After 7 years at the school, he coached at Cabrillo College until 1996, and then returned to SCHS. He has been the General Manager and Head Coach for the Santa Cruz Track Club since 1998. Greg has a BA in Psychology from Stanford and a MA in Exercise Physiology from UC Santa Barbara and is USA Track & Field certified at Level 1 and Level 2 with an endurance emphasis. In 2009, he coached Santa Cruz native Maggie Vessey to the 3rd best time in the world for the women’s 800 meters.

“I love helping anyone improve their performances at any time in their lives. I coach appropriate to the age and experience level of the athletes. The best coaching is done on a collaborative level. I don’t dictate--preferring to give advice and guidance to athletes by giving feedback during their journey. I am very proud to have advised a lot of people who have gone into coaching.”



Contact Information:

Coach:

Greg Brock

(831) 359-6688

brocoachrun28@hotmail.com


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