Coach of the Year
TONY FONG, St. Joseph Notre Dame -- Fong guided his team to its second straight California Interscholastic Federation Division V state championship with the third-fastest combined team time in state Division V boys history -- 1 hour, 21 minutes, 47 seconds. The Pilots, who had only two seniors in their seven-man state championship team, also won their fourth straight North Coast Section Division V team title with a time of 1:17.41, which ranked second in all divisions that day. St. Joseph Notre Dame also won its second straight Tri-County Athletic League championship.
AIDAN GOLTRA, Campolindo, Sr. -- Goltra defended his CIF Division III state championship with a time (15:02 for the 3.1 mile Woodward Park-Fresno course) that was the fastest Northern California time of the meet and tied for fastest among all divisions at the state championships. It also ranked third all-time for the Division III boys race. Goltra also set a NCS Division III championship course record of 14:44 for the 3.0 mile Hayward High course, won the Diablo Foothill Athletic League championship race and was 23rd at the Nike Cross Nationals with a time of 15:28.
GABE ARIAS-SHERIDAN, St. Joseph Notre Dame, Sr. -- With a fourth-place finish in 15:42, Arias-Sheridan led the Pilots to their second straight CIF Division V state championship team title. Arias-Sheridan also placed second in the NCS Division V championship race with the No. 2 all-time mark for the Division V race on the Hayward High course (15:03) and he also repeated as Tri-County Athletic League champion.
JACKSON CROSE, Livermore, Jr. -- Crose was third in the NCS Division II championship race with the fifth-fastest time of the meet for an East Bay high school runner (15:13). The clocking also ranked eighth all-time for NCS Division II championship races on that course. Crose also was 30th in the CIF Division II state championship race (15:52) and was also third in the East Bay Athletic League championship race.
BLAIR HURLOCK, De La Salle, Sr. -- Hurlock's outstanding season included breaking a 12-year-old course record on the much-used 3.0 mile Hayward High course (14:30) to win the NCS Division I championship race. After placing fourth in the CIF Division I state championship race in 15:11 (the highest finish by an East Bay high school athlete in the Division I boys state championship race since 2004), Hurlock was eighth at the Foot Locker West Regional at Mt. San Antonio College, then placed eighth in the Foot Locker National Finals with a time of 15:24 for the 3.1 Balboa Park-San Diego course. Hurlock also set an EBAL boys championship course record for the 2.95 mile Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area-Pleasanton course (14:46.99) and earlier in the season set a course record on the 3-mile Newhall Park-Concord course (14:59) in the EBAL center meet.
TODD OLSON, Livermore, Sr. -- Olson capped his postseason with an 18th-place finish in the CIF Division II state championship race (15:42). He also was fourth in the NCS Division II championship race (15:17), ranking among the top six in East Bay high school runners in both meets this year. His time at the NCS meet ranked 10th all-time for the Division II race.
TYLER OLSON, Livermore, Sr. -- Olson won the NCS Division II championship race with an impressive time of 14:54, which ranks No. 3 all-time for NCS Division II championship races on the Hayward High course. He also placed seventh in the CIF Division II state championship race (15:28). Both teams were the third-fastest for East Bay high school runners at those meets this year.
CAMERON TU, Alameda, Sr. -- Tu capped an outstanding postseason with a 10th-place finish in the CIF Division II state championship race (15:29), the No. 4 East Bay high school time of the meet. He also was fifth in the NCS Division II boys championship race (15:24), and won the West Alameda County Conference championship race.