North Coast Track Extravaganza
At Montgomery HS March 10, 2018
Pentathlon score to come
Jack Fricker El Molino 20-08.00 1, Prep best
Lucca Psaila San Marin 17-11.00 11
Quaid Bulloch Healdsburg 17-01.00 22
Robbie Leng RV Christian 16-10.00 26
Fernando Quintero San Marin 16-02.00 38
Alex Fish-O\'Brien Healdsburg 15-03.00 44
Charles Fisher Montgomery 15-00.00 47
Luca Pastene Healdsburg 14-07.00 51
Jack Fricker El Molino 16.34 1, SCL leader
Robbie Leng RV Christian 17.11 3
Charles Fisher Montgomery 20.19 16
Quaid Bulloch Healdsburg 20.98 17
Fernando Quintero San Marin 21.43 18
Lucca Psaila San Marin 21.81 20
Luca Pastene Healdsburg 22.75 21
Alex Fish-O\'Brien Healdsburg 23.59 23
Robbie Leng RV Christian 6-00.00 2, CMC leader
Jack Fricker El Molino 5-02.00 9
Lucca Psaila San Marin 5-00.00 13
Quaid Bulloch Healdsburg 4-10.00 16
Fernando Quintero San Marin 4-08.00 17
Alex Fish-O\'Brien Healdsburg 4-08.00 18
Charles Fisher Montgomery NH
Luca Pastene Healdsburg NH
Jack Fricker El Molino 41-11.00 2, SCL leader
Charles Fisher Montgomery 31-03.00 21
Robbie Leng RV Christian 29-11.50 25
Quaid Bulloch Healdsburg 29-05.50 28
Lucca Psaila San Marin 29-01.00 33
Fernando Quintero San Marin 28-03.50 36
Alex Fish-O\'Brien Healdsburg 24-01.00 48
Luca Pastene Healdsburg 20-04.50 54
Fernando Quintero San Marin 2:07.66 1
Jack Fricker El Molino 2:11.66 2
Robbie Leng RV Christian 2:13.79 3
Charles Fisher Montgomery 2:15.34 4
Lucca Psaila San Marin 2:15.44 5
Quaid Bulloch Healdsburg 2:19.62 6
Luca Pastene Healdsburg 2:22.38 7
Alex Fish-O\'Brien Healdsburg 2:26.99 8
Old Meet Record 42" 17.04+ Dan Laffan, Casa Grande 1992
Ralph Manalac Windsor 16.95 2
Scott McLaughlin Windsor 17.31 4
Bowen Palengat Rancho Cotate 17.70 5
Josef Dethlefsen Santa Rosa 17.90 6
Clay Serrano El Molino 17.90 7
Scotty Dolan RV Christian 18.48 8
Kevin Ainlay Piner 18.72 9
James Reagan Rancho Cotate 19.16 10
Nicolas Pagan Windsor 19.29 11
Jared Dolittle Cardinal Newman 19.46 12
Ryan Duffy Cardinal Newman 19.75 13
Ethan Ransome El Molino 19.76 14
Aidan Gilmore Petaluma 19.77 15
Soujit Ing Technology 21.44 19
Jack Berg Technology 22.94 22
Christopher Dolcini Casa Grande 23.80 24
Cale Hawkins RV Christian 24.69 25
1600M Sprint Medly
Josue Sanchez Santa Rosa A 3:51.84 1
Luke Baird Casa Grande D 3:58.33 2
Everett Teran Sonoma Academy A 4:00.79 3
Quaid Bulloch Healdsburg A 4:00.88 4
Levi Nyberg Fortuna A 4:06.84 5
Justin Patterson Cardinal Newman A 4:07.97 6
Pablo Anguiano Piner A 4:19.65 7
Christopher Lopez Cloverdale A 4:20.25 8
Travis McNulty Santa Rosa B 4:25.41 9
Cale Hawkins RV Christian A 4:25.78 10
Andrew Engel Santa Rosa A 11:17.79 1
Johnathan Vargas Piner A 11:18.78 2
William Hite Casa Grande B 11:32.28 3
Owen Hite Casa Grande A 11:36.34 4
Evan Mackey RV Christian A 11:41.70 5
Collin Stockwell Fortuna A 11:54.36 6
Carlos Mercado Cloverdale A 11:56.90 7
Casey Ross Sonoma Academy A 11:58.70 8
Giovanni Cliburn Ukiah A 12:09.84 9
Carson Klein Montgomery A 12:29.17 10
Leopold VanDenDaele Cardinal Newman A 12:29.42 11
Steven Grams Santa Rosa B 12:30.11 12
Juan Vasquez Piner B 12:30.46 13
Aaron Beaube Casa Grande C 12:34.89 14
Antonio Lorenzana Santa Rosa C 13:10.13 15
Erik Carver Petaluma A 13:18.96 16
Caleb Mucho Ukiah B 13:42.21 17
Matthew Prendiville Cardinal Newman B 13:42.75 18
Ethan Thompson Casa Grande D 14:00.46 19
Victor Ochoa Montgomery B 14:20.18 20
Clay Serrano El Molino 1:03.26 1
Ralph Manalac Windsor 1:04.70 2
Scotty Dolan RV Christian 1:05.73 3
Bowen Palengat Rancho Cotate 1:05.97 4
Christopher Dolcini Casa Grande 1:06.95 5
Ethan Ransome El Molino 1:07.17 6
Soujit Ing Technology 1:07.94 7
Nicolas Pagan Windsor 1:15.02 8
Tobias Humphreys Casa Grande 1:18.85 9
Jack Berg Technology 1:19.30 10
Rithik Ranadive Casa Grande 1:20.27 11
Nickolas Crossler Casa Grande 1:20.96 12
Aidan Bozeman Healdsburg 1:27.53 13
Trevien Prince Santa Rosa A 45.60 1, New event Meet Record
Justin Patterson Cardinal Newman A 45.86 2
Noah Holzmann Rancho Cotate A 46.13 3
Jacob-Rennia Worthy Gutierrez
Trevor Mendenhall RV Christian A 46.93 4, CMC leader
Matthew Middleton Montgomery A 46.99 5
Evan Haut Casa Grande A 47.72 6
Chase Pilkington Petaluma A 47.79 7
Austin Luong Piner A 48.21 8
Alex Duggan Montgomery B 48.72 9
Linus Rydell Santa Rosa B 49.24 10
George Grant Cardinal Newman B 49.36 11
Sean Coursey Ukiah A 50.61 12
Cody Johnson Casa Grande B 50.73 13
Jesus Salazar Rancho Cotate B 51.38 14
Daniel Lubliner Casa Grande C 51.58 15
Truman Costello Healdsburg A 52.62 16
Samuel Davison Cardinal Newman C 55.28 17
Rithik Ranadive Casa Grande D 59.07 18
Juan Patino Fortuna A DQ
William Hite Casa Grande A 19:04.43 1
Alex Pallais Sonoma Academy A 19:06.70 2
Samuel Joslyn Santa Rosa A 19:07.65 3
Benjamin Somma Piner A 19:20.21 4
Hunter Larson Windsor A 19:41.82 5
Isaac Methum RV Christian A 19:45.43 6
Matthew Giroux Casa Grande B 19:57.40 7
Tyler Edwards Santa Rosa B 20:35.18 8
Jeremiah Cano Piner B 20:50.33 9
Mario Prado Cardinal Newman A 21:03.98 10
Michael Pichardo Petaluma A 21:31.56 11
Joshua Jones Montgomery A 21:41.45 12
Henry Bowen Santa Rosa C 22:42.02 13
Jacob Dietlin Casa Grande C 22:42.49 14
Cameron Harbour Windsor B 23:03.64 15
Lenny Morales Rancho Cotate A 24:33.32 16
Jordan Haley Montgomery B 24:51.71 17
Wesley Guerra Santa Rosa A 1:34.92 1
Noah Holzmann Rancho Cotate A 1:37.55 2
Justin Patterson Cardinal Newman A 1:39.03 3
Jacob-Rennia Worthy Gutierrez
Trevor Mendenhall RV Christian A 1:39.29 4
Jack Sullivan Petaluma A 1:41.31 5
Ethan Higgins Fortuna A 1:41.37 6
Jeremy Felix Healdsburg A 1:42.02 7
Linus Rydell Santa Rosa B 1:43.60 8
Jackson Pavitt Cardinal Newman B 1:47.45 9
Tristan Archer Technology A 1:47.78 10
Lorenzo Diaz Ukiah A 1:50.82 11
Frank Alonso Rancho Cotate B 1:52.14 12
William Hite Casa Grande A 8:52.00 1
Vincent Corday Windsor A 8:53.65 2
Ryan Nutt Santa Rosa B 9:06.03 3
Jaden Bruckner Fortuna A 9:06.15 4
David Simonyi Cardinal Newman A 9:09.33 5
Andrew Gotshall Casa Grande B 9:10.61 6
Diego Maurer Ukiah A 9:22.13 7
Evan Mackey RV Christian A 9:23.62 8
Shane Burton Piner A 9:26.52 9
Edgar Ortiz Healdsburg A 9:27.83 10
Tyler Edwards Santa Rosa A 9:27.88 11
Joshua Aguayo Windsor B 9:55.28 12
Matthew Prendiville Cardinal Newman B 10:03.13 13
Joshua Jones Montgomery A 10:07.78 14
Michael Pichardo Petaluma A 10:09.82 15
Jacob Allen Casa Grande C 10:10.30 16
Walker Raugewitz Ukiah B 10:15.99 17
Eleazar Salas Rancho Cotate A 10:46.57 18
Jordan Haley Montgomery B 12:11.80 19
800M Sprint Medly
Remington Gack Santa Rosa A 1:39.42 1
David Simonyi Cardinal Newman A 1:41.06 2
Clay Serrano El Molino A 1:43.32 3
Christopher Sachen Casa Grande A 1:43.79 4
Nathan Hale Petaluma A 1:44.60 5
Minh Nguyen Piner A 1:46.05 6
Marcos Jimenez Cloverdale B 1:46.90 7
Jacob-Rennia Worthy Gutierrez
Thomas Mitten RV Christian A 1:46.91 8
Everett Teran Sonoma Academy A 1:46.99 9
Ryan Duffy Cardinal Newman B 1:47.93 10
Levi Nyberg Fortuna A 1:49.76 11
Daniel Lubliner Casa Grande C 1:49.88 12
Montgomery B 1:50.79 13
Marcus Paulson Santa Rosa B 1:52.51 14
Tanner Wanke Cloverdale A 1:53.02 15
Tristan Archer Technology A 1:55.89 16
Rory Bourdage Santa Rosa C 1:56.04 17
Logan Vallery Healdsburg A 1:57.22 18
Rithik Ranadive Casa Grande D 2:00.67 19
Thomas Thies Ukiah A 2:01.53 20
Samuel Davison Cardinal Newman 131-07 1, Prep best
Brian Day Montgomery 125-11 2
Avery Ransome El Molino 125-07 3
Melchor Alonso Cloverdale 117-10 4
Carmelo Salas El Molino 117-06 5
Kalathan Laiwa-McKay Ukiah 110-04 6
Alexander Azanon Casa Grande 105-10 7
Austin Kelsey El Molino 105-04 8
Logan Glascock Santa Rosa 103-02 9
Jacob Meininger Casa Grande 102-04 10
Torron Henderson Ukiah 101-00 11
Benjamin Castro Piner 99-00 12
Jack Foley Santa Rosa 98-00 13
Matthew Hart Casa Grande 97-09 14
Brandon Cobb Santa Rosa 96-01 15
Cooper Bennett El Molino 87-11 16
Ricardo Urais III Montgomery 86-10 17
Logan Kraemer Ukiah 86-03 18
Carter Proaps RV Christian 85-11 19
Jacob Martens RV Christian 82-03 20
Allen Gray RV Christian 79-10 21
Bryan Murcia Rancho Cotate 79-10 22
Austin Vaccaro Montgomery 78-07 23
Matthew Pires Cardinal Newman 77-05 24
Liam Galbreath Casa Grande 77-04 25
Avery Romon RV Christian 74-07 26
Michael Bevilacqua Cardinal Newman 73-02 27
Kevin Ruiz Piner 73-02 28
Jesse Graves Healdsburg 71-10 29
Matthew Salyers Petaluma 71-09 30
James Post Santa Rosa 71-07 31
James Mackey Montgomery 71-04 32
Dominic Hiltebrand Montgomery 69-08 33
Max Brinegar Sonoma Academy 69-03 34
D.J. Ramalia El Molino 67-08 35
Ethan Kofahl Santa Rosa 67-02 36
Hector Vega Cardinal Newman 66-01 37
Brent Lindberg Healdsburg 66-00 38
Darren Neidlinger Casa Grande 65-10 39
Ivan Madriz Piner 65-10 40
Tyler Klaus El Molino 65-07 41
Matthew Bockon Montgomery 62-09 42
Conner Gloster Casa Grande 62-09 43
Jaden Erlendson-Gray Santa Rosa 61-04 44
Jack Santos Petaluma 61-01 45
Kyle Molder RV Christian 60-08 46
Payton Stewart Cardinal Newman 60-02 47
Luis Pesqueda Cloverdale 59-05 48
Tristan Archer Technology 58-03 49
Camden Weaver Cardinal Newman 57-10 50
Michael Pichardo Petaluma 54-10 51
Luis Lozano Petaluma 54-10 52
Anthony Costamagna Santa Rosa 54-04 53
Colman Hayes El Molino 50-07 54
Jace Filippetti Montgomery 50-04 55
Cody Brooke El Molino 50-04 56
Kobe Him Santa Rosa 43-07 57
Eduardo Alcantar Piner 43-07 58
Peter Duarte Santa Rosa 32-10 59
Jacob Williams Montgomery 6-02.00 1, NBL leader
Gavin Christy Cardinal Newman 5-10.00 3
Jacob-Rennia Worthy Gutierrez RV Christ 5-06.00 4
Trevor Mendenhall RV Christian 5-06.00 5
Landon Bienas El Molino 5-06.00 6, SCL leader
Ross Sceales Cloverdale 5-06.00 7
Christopher Dolcini Casa Grande 5-04.00 8
Chris Holland Santa Rosa 5-02.00 10
Gibran Hassan Sonoma Academy 5-02.00 11
Gianni Johnson Petaluma 5-02.00 12
Remington Gack Santa Rosa 5-00.00 14
Aidan Gilmore Petaluma 5-00.00 15
Jackson Dunkle El Molino 4-08.00 19
Casey McLaughlin Windsor 19-10.00 2, NBL leader
JT Luis Rancho Cotate 19-06.50 3
Trevien Prince Santa Rosa 18-11.00 4
Connor Shaw Fortuna 18-09.25 5
Jackson Pavitt Cardinal Newman 18-08.50 6
Vu Ngo Piner 18-06.75 7
Giovanni Yepez Montgomery 18-03.25 8
Levi Nyberg Fortuna 18-03.75 9
Reanne Ball Piner 18-02.50 10
Bo Cox Fortuna 17-09.50 12
Anthony Moeckel Petaluma 17-09.75 13
Draven Boyd Fortuna 17-08.50 14
Kyle Uber Casa Grande 17-07.00 15
Jose Padilla El Molino 17-05.25 16
Martin Payne Casa Grande 17-04.25 17
Andrew Liput El Molino 17-04.50 18
Landon Bienas El Molino 17-04.50 19
Paris Morgain San Marin 17-02.00 20
Kyle Molder RV Christian 17-02.00 21, CMC leader
Robert Laube Rancho Cotate 17-01.25 23
Robert Bailey Santa Rosa 17-00.50 24
Kevin Ainlay Piner 17-00.25 25
Luke Ronshausen Petaluma 16-10.50 27
Everett Teran Sonoma Academy 16-09.50 28
James Reagan Rancho Cotate 16-08.25 29
Casey Ross Sonoma Academy 16-08.00 30
Tyler Hawkins RV Christian 16-06.75 31
Nicolas Pagan Windsor 16-06.50 32
Jasper Cauckwell Ukiah 16-06.50 33
Scotty Dolan RV Christian 16-05.00 34
Cyrus Hernandez Rancho Cotate 16-04.25 35
David O'Sullivan Santa Rosa 16-04.50 36
Nathan Cook Santa Rosa 16-03.75 37
Gianni Johnson Petaluma 16-01.75 39
Cale Hawkins RV Christian 16-00.75 40
Caden Shirk Petaluma 15-05.75 41
Javier Ruelas Piner 15-04.00 42
Jackson Dunkle El Molino 15-04.25 43
Theo Pologeorgis Petaluma 15-03.75 45
Ricardo Anorga Piner 15-02.25 46
Jake Peck Montgomery 14-11.00 48
Sindre Fredheim Ukiah 14-10.75 49
Kaden Smith Ukiah 14-08.75 50
Orion Dowdall Montgomery 14-07.75 52
Soul Berna El Molino 14-07.25 53
Gage Anderson El Molino 14-03.75 54
Hayden Dalsing Montgomery 13-08.50 55
Travis McNulty Santa Rosa 13-08.50 56
Kibby Tesfamichael Montgomery 13-03.25 57
Joshua Kozlowski Montgomery 13-02.50 58
Gerardo Heriberto-Garcia-Her Montgomery 12-06.75 59
Elijah Harp El Molino 12-00.00 60
Kael Seaver Petaluma 10-06.00 1, SCL leader
Kody Smith Ukiah 9-06.00 2
Andrew Liput El Molino 9-00.00 3
Hunter Wagner Montgomery NH
Kalathan Laiwa-McKay Ukiah 42-09.00 1, Prep best
Austin Kelsey El Molino 41-04.00 3
Matthew Hart Casa Grande 40-10.00 4
Melchor Alonso Cloverdale 40-09.50 5, CMC leader
Avery Ransome El Molino 39-11.50 6
Alexander Azanon Casa Grande 38-10.00 7
Kyle Molder RV Christian 36-09.00 8
Carmelo Salas El Molino 36-01.50 9
Austin Vaccaro Montgomery 35-08.50 10
Torron Henderson Ukiah 34-06.50 11
Hector Vega Cardinal Newman 33-08.00 12
Brian Day Montgomery 33-06.50 13
Camden Weaver Cardinal Newman 33-01.50 14
Bryan Murcia Rancho Cotate 33-00.50 15
Jacob Meininger Casa Grande 32-03.50 16
Kevin Ruiz Piner 32-00.00 17
Luis Pesqueda Cloverdale 31-11.00 18
Brandon Cobb Santa Rosa 31-04.50 19
Cody Brooke El Molino 31-04.00 20
Charles Fisher Montgomery 31-03.00 21
Carter Proaps RV Christian 31-01.00 22
Dominic Hiltebrand Montgomery 30-09.00 23
Colman Hayes El Molino 30-03.00 24
Robbie Leng RV Christian 29-11.50 25
Logan Glascock Santa Rosa 29-07.00 26
Logan Kraemer Ukiah 29-06.50 27
Quaid Bulloch Healdsburg 29-05.50 28
Anthony Vitali Petaluma 29-05.00 29
Samuel Davison Cardinal Newman 29-04.50 30
Allen Gray RV Christian 29-03.00 31
Jack Santos Petaluma 29-03.00 32
Lucca Psaila San Marin 29-01.00 33
Avery Romon RV Christian 28-07.50 34
Ivan Madriz Piner 28-07.00 35
Jaden Erlendson-Gray Santa Rosa 28-02.50 37
James Mackey Montgomery 27-05.00 38
Jesse Graves Healdsburg 27-00.00 39
Brent Lindberg Healdsburg 26-08.50 40
Matthew Pires Cardinal Newman 26-05.00 41
Jace Filippetti Montgomery 26-04.50 42
Cooper Bennett El Molino 26-01.50 43
D.J. Ramalia El Molino 24-10.50 44
Matthew Bockon Montgomery 24-09.00 45
Jacob Martens RV Christian 24-07.50 46
Michael Bevilacqua Cardinal Newman 24-03.00 47
Alex Fish-O\'Brien Healdsburg 24-01.00 48
Benjamin Castro Piner 23-02.00 49
Max Brinegar Sonoma Academy 22-11.50 50
Payton Stewart Cardinal Newman 22-10.00 51
Tyler Klaus El Molino 22-10.00 52
Andy Villforte unattached 20-09.00 53
John Dow Healdsburg 19-11.00 55
Eduardo Alcantar Piner 18-00.50 56
Reanne Ball Piner 40-08.50 1, Prep best
Casey McLaughlin Windsor 39-09.00 2
Vu Ngo Piner 38-03.25 3
Quaid Bulloch Healdsburg 37-07.75 4
Kyle Uber Casa Grande 37-05.00 5
Andrew Liput El Molino 37-03.00 6
Remington Gack Santa Rosa 36-11.00 7
T.J. Prescott Santa Rosa 36-00.75 8
Landon Bienas El Molino 34-06.00 9
Robert Laube Rancho Cotate 34-03.00 10
Martin Payne Casa Grande 33-04.50 11
Soul Berna El Molino 32-07.50 12
Jackson Dunkle El Molino 32-00.75 13
Theo Pologeorgis Petaluma 31-09.25 14
Kyle Molder RV Christian 31-05.00 15, CMC leader
Jake Peck Montgomery 31-00.00 16
Orion Dowdall Montgomery 30-10.00 17
Aaron Rivas Santa Rosa 28-07.00 18
Montgomery’s Jaymes Tischbern showed end of the season times at the Berkeley All-Comers 2/17.
His 400 meter time of 49.00 smoked the field by over 2.5 seconds, took down the Viking school record of 49.75 by Dave Rodriquez from 1979, and moved him to 11th All-Time. Watch the race here, Jaymes lane 5.
His 200 meter time of 21.94 into a -1.0 head wind has only been bettered in wind legal times by himself and two others EVER.
21.61 -1.4 Corey Nelson, Rancho Cotate 5/26/95
21.74 +1.2 Jaymes Tischbern, Montgomery 6/2/17
21.85 +1.3 Hugh Pegan, Ukiah 6/6/14
Jaymes Tischbern, 12, Montgomery
200 21.94 -1.0
Charles Fisher, Montgomery
Kheva Mann, 12, Sonoma Academy 2:00.14, Prep best
Andre Williams, 11, Sonoma Academy 9:40.62, Prep best
Cooper Plattus, 11, Maria Carrillo 12-5.5, Prep best
Amy Stanfield, 12, Sonoma Valley 67.64
Mariah Briceno, 10, Montgomery 2:34.23
Savannah Nied, 12, Maria Carrillo 10-0, Prep best
Erika Gilmore, 11, Petaluma 9-0.25
Edwin Irizarry Open Men (19- +)(14-05.25)
Danielle Steffen Open Women (19- +)(10-11.75)
Azure Sirocco, 11, Sonoma Academy 15-2.25
Word is spreading quickly that long time starter and Track supporter Bob Shor has passed away after his battle against cancer.
I have been involved with running around here since the 70’s and have seen so many changes; from the addition of girls, to the switch to meters, and so many involved come and go but one of the constants all these years was Bob Shor. He was as dedicated a volunteer to youth running as anyone has ever been. To say he will be missed does not come close to describing the hole he will leave. If I was ever hit with a track question I could not answer Bob was usually the first person I would go to.
If you have something you would like to add sent it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few words from around the area.
I will keep what Val wrote at the top and add the newest comments below her’s if you want to keep checking back.
From Val Sell
This is the tribute that I made on behalf of the Empire Runners in June.
On behalf of the Empire Runners we would like to welcome you to the “Bob Shor Summer Track Series”.
Bob Shor can be described as nothing less than the foundation of youth running in Sonoma County. By youth I mean anyone under the age of 90.
Bob first came onto the running scene back in the 80’s coaching for the Santa Rosa Express youth running club. During the Track season he could be found teaching the kids multiple events and encouraging them to enjoy the sport through team building and competition. During the Cross Country season he was often found riding his bike alongside the kids who routinely made their home base at Howarth Park and the trails of Spring Lake.
Through the Santa Rosa Express Bob coached many of the local standouts that continued on through High School, College and professional sport. Some of the few but not limited to, were, Julia Stamps, Trina Cox, Kim Conley, Jacque Taylor and countless others.
For many years Bob worked with Doug Courtemarche at SRHS to help further develop many fine athletes. During his free time, he could be found on the start line at numerous track and cross country meets throughout California and beyond. Everyone wanted a piece of Bob.
Alongside this, he has become our local favorite starter. « Shooter Bob » as he is known has grown to be a hometown hero of sorts. The stories from kids and adults alike are many, often of the hard knocked guy with stern rules who manages to put on the most efficient and organized races. As a coach it is always the same story, the kids who have grown up under Bob’s gun return as adults with words expressing gratitude and affection. There is no doubt that you are loved. The lessons that you teach our youth are a dying breed and those kids have been rewarded and will hopefully carry on the torch.
It is our pleasure to dedicate this series in your name.
From Greg Fogg
Bob Shor was the true monarch of running for the Redwood Empire. He brought legitimacy to every event; when Bob was there, you knew it was going to be done right. I had the pleasure of knowing both the gruff side of Bob and the soft side (rarely exposed) of his personality. As an official, often his responsibilities were thankless and you might have only noticed him if there was a controversy, or he was “encouraging” an athlete to stop moving in their blocks, or to “stop talking” at the starting line while he was giving instructions. The difference often, was not very obvious; Bob cared and he cared deeply about our sport AND about the kids competing. Bob will remain the benchmark for others to inspire to, he demonstrated the highest level of commitment to his responsibilities I’ve ever witnessed and all he ever asked for, was to be reimbursed for this starting gun shells. …Now that’s a selfless act of dedication you just don’t see anymore! I hope everyone can reflect back on their own relationship with Bob through the lens of his softer side, so it makes you smile. …And from his gruff side, let’s all be thankful, appreciative and hold him high in our memories for his unparalleled level of dedication and commitment to our sport and helping to bring the experience of running/competing to thousands of our young running athletes over the years. Bob cannot be replaced and his presence will be sorely missed, but let your memory of Bob inspire all of us to give more and care more. -RIP Mr. Bob Shor
From Danny Aldridge
Bob was one on a kind! He was such a wonderful ambassador to the local running community. He loved being a part of our sport from youth to adults. One of the many things I loved about Bob was his true honesty, he was a straight shooter and always told it like it was The east coast in him served him well.
I’m proud to have been able to coach with him during our Santa Rosa Express days. Getting to know him touched my life for the better. God Bless you Bob!
From Bruce Hotaling
So sorry to hear. Loved it when he’d call all the “pony-tails” up to the starting line using his speaker. Quite a character. On the rare occasions he ran the vault he always did a great job
From Chris Puppione
My Reflection on the Passing of Bob Shor
I have enjoyed a pretty blessed existence, in that much of my life has remained steady despite my occasionally turbulent tendencies.
Perhaps that’s why I felt an odd connection to Bob Shor across the last 20 years. He was always there, and he knew what it meant to be an explosive personality, yet truly gentle at the core.
Bob was nothing if not furiously dedicated, and I understood that. I also understood what that kind of commitment can do to a man.
It can make you appear strict. It can make you appear compulsive. It can make you appear inflexible.
Truthfully, however, that kind of dedication–which is truly devotion–is so striking, many do not know how to respond–not even the man from whom it emanates. Bob was indeed complex, but his mission–his vocation–was quite simple. He was a man who believed he was here to serve others, and there is no greater calling than that.
Over the years, I came to see Bob for all of his immensity. Make no mistake, despite the slight frame, we all recognized him as a large man. We were not so much with him, as we were among him. He commanded that much space, and he deserved it–because space is given with an air of respect.
And while many of us witnessed his fire in many public moments of “educating” an athlete who may have taken a misstep, I do hope people watched more closely between the races, during the staging, in practice sessions, and away from the starter’s perch.
Did you ever have Bob whisper you an encouraging word when he knew you needed it most? Were you that first-time youth runner who needed track to be your safe place? Or that foolhardy young coach who thought he’d seen it all only to have reality drop on your head like a 16-pound shot?
Yeah, I was the last one.
I had the chance to watch Bob interact with the kids of Santa Rosa Express and other youth clubs at USATF meets, and I can tell you, he was like a grandfather to all. When I heard of his passing, I did a search on social media of his name to see how far the news had reached, and even the NCS great Aisha Margain–from the East Bay–posted a noted about how much she adored Bob Shor.
Look, make no mistake, Bob was tough, but its a tough that was rare and a tough that we will miss. Despite all the gruffness, he was the one my boys at Cardinal Newman lovingly memorialized for eternity with their epic “A Day in the Life of Bob Shor” sketches on our van rides home from meets.
He was a local running icon–and that is undeniable.
In the last few years, I would take some time at each meet Bob was starting to visit with him. As I said, I felt a kinship there. He knew I was a pretty excitable guy as well–believe me. But we both loved our sport, and we loved it because of what it does for the kids we served.
No one has served those kids better than Bob Shor, and I guess I just wanted a little of that magic to rub off on me. And I believe some of it did.
Bob had an incredible speech he would give before most races, and generations of kids have internalized it, I am sure. The part that lingers with me now is just a snippet from his well-rehearsed monologue. It was when he was reminding the athletes that he would not fire the gun until they were all perfectly still.
“…not JUST you, but EVERYBODY…”
It is interesting how that phrase strikes me now. Perhaps sentimentality is luring me toward a different understanding, but it does strike me as something that is very central to the sport of running–and that is community.
It is not JUST about you, even though running can be regarded as an individual sport. You can run on your own, but it is more enjoyable with EVERYBODY there with you.
Bob has always been there for you. He has always been there for EVERYBODY.
So when the kids stand behind their blocks, or take two steps back from the line, we will respect the space that is created there. We will know that this empty space is where Bob would be, giving his final instructions before the kids take another shot at discovering just how great they can truly be.
From Tom Benjamin
The Gun maybe silenced, but my memories will never leave.
I only knew Bob for a very short 7 years but it could have been 70 for the lasting impression he made on me.
I think I’ll miss most those 2 hours before the first race, ‘that quiet time’ when I would sometimes help him haul everything out of the old truck and always have a warm fascinating discussion of questions I had regarding runners and races of the present but mostly of the past. In those quiet times I got to see how deeply he cared about the kids and the sport. Many might have just seen the gruff – take charge – Official on the Starting Line, but they would hardly be scratching the surface ……….
It’s fitting that Bob’s shirt in this Photo says so much more than I can. His Volunteering efforts were the very backbone of not just the Empire Area running but the whole Bay Area.
I will dearly miss Bob and our many pre-race chats, I really grew to love and respect this guy.
From Steve Palladino
I am deeply saddened on learning of the passing of a community icon, Bob Shor.
Bob no doubt touched hundreds of thousands of lives in a positive way. Those that know Bob know that he had incredible heart, and love for the sport and those that participated in it. Our family will forever be grateful for his support for for our daughter Shannon (both pictured above), and always will carry his memory in our hearts.
From Doug Courtemarche
A long and dear friend of mine and Santa Rosa High School Track and Cross Country passed away this morning. Bob Shor was part of Santa Rosa High for around 20 years. He was a coach and starter for our meets. Bob and I worked together for over 30 years with the Santa Rosa Express Youth club and the high school. Bob voluntarily offered his numerous services to any group that he could accommodate. Bob started meets allover the country and never sought compensation. He freely gave his time and expertise whenever he could. Bob was truly a legend not only in Sonoma County but throughout Northern California and In Youth track nationally. Bob was an active member of the Empire Runners of Sonoma County.
I met with his wife and daughter this morning and they are both doing fine. Bob suffered from multiple forms of cancer for the past year. There will be some sort of service in the early fall.
You will be missed, Bob. Happy starting in Heaven.
From Melody Karpinsk
The most memorable thing about Bob to me will always be the announcement he used to sternly make before races across the loudspeaker stating “NO JEWELRY.” When I was a freshman running my first season of XC, I would always rub my hands at the starting line to make sure I had removed all of my rings lest I be subject to his legendary wrath which would descend on any flighty kids not paying attention to the rules.
His “NO JEWELRY” speech was so legendary, my xc team in high school enjoyed creating new and snarky additions to it during our long runs in Annadel. It even caused an episode during a tempo run at Spring Lake where our entire varsity boys team jumped out at the varsity girls team screaming “NO JEWELRY” at the top of their lungs. It was significantly more funny and frightening than the time they pretended to be mountain lions (despite all of those shenanigans they still managed to make it to State that year). Now coaching high school, I feel like my athletes have never received the full Bob Shor experience since the “NO JEWELRY” rule changed years ago and the speech went out the door with it.
But his bark was always worse than his bite and he trained legions of young athletes to be prepared for the next level of competition. His kind and generous heart inspired hundreds, if not thousands.
When I began my first season as a head coach at Montgomery last year, he kindly took me aside after my first stint as meet director for the Viking Opener. He immediately told me what a good job I had done, and then he listed five things I could to make the meet better the next time in one of the kindest and gentlest tones I’ve ever heard him use.
His stamp of approval will forever be priceless to me, since 2016 ended up being his last Viking Opener – a meet he had served as the starter and official at for over 25 years.
I attended a USATF coaching clinic earlier this year where he received a lifetime achievement award. He was not well enough to attend, but it was a privilege to hear some of the tributes presented at the event.
This summer, Montgomery hosted the Empire Runners Club Summer Track Meet Series. Bob came out one last time in his wheelchair. He told me – “It’s so good to be out on a track again!” We celebrated him together as a community that day renaming the summer series after him. That was the last time I saw him.
I will always remember him high atop his starter’s ladder, gun poised in the air, flag lifted high. When the gun goes off, he will climb down slowly and prepare for the next heat.
Rest in peace, Bob. I know you will love all the track meets in heaven
From Jacque Taylor
I feel completely heart broken from this news. I feel so lucky to have known Bob Shor-he was the best coach I ever had. He is the reason why I am coaching. For years, we travelled all over the country together, ran track workouts and told stories. You had a huge impact on my running career and who I am as a person, I could only hope to do the same with my athletes. You were a great friend to my family. I think about you most days, especially when I put the 800m kids through one of your workouts…. I’ll miss you, words could never do you justice. I will continue to dream to be half the coach you are to the Empire Running community.
From Carrie Joseph
Bob Shor was an icon, an institution, a legend. He touched 1000s of young athletes’ lives. Gruff yet gentle, he had a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to impart. He was a Vietnam Vet from New York City, a 4:20 miler, a great storyteller. Old School all the way, which would cause him some bewilderment as times changed of course. He was especially patient with young kids in SR Express, and I have many fond memories of Bob being surprisingly playful with my own children as they grew up on the track because I towed them there every day.
Despite his health problems the last few years, he never missed a day of practice until this past CC season. One of the hardest core routine skills we do are what we call the “Bob Shor Leg Hovers” — it’s too painful to even describe here, but let’s just say he made it look easy. I know our athletes would sigh with relief when we would travel to a foreign track or CC course and see Bob with the starter pistol — partly because they knew Bob inspired fear in their competitors, but also because they knew the real Bob.
Bob was meticulous about his beloved track, arriving to practice hours early to pull weeds, straighten curbs, and repair equipment. He knew the rule book inside and out. He probably wrote it, actually. 🙂
On December 6, 2015 three of the Redwood Empire’s premier women’s runners showed off their stuff at the Pacific 10,000m Pursuit at Sacramento State.
2004 Montgomery grad Kim Conley won the race with an Olympic standard qualifying time of 31:58.54.
2007 Maria Carrillo grad Alia Gray placed 5th in a time only Conley has bettered in 32:29.06.
2001 Montgomery grad Sara “Bei” Hall was 6th in 32:35.87.
Empire’s best 10,000 METERS
31:48.71 Kim Conley, New Balance (Montgomery ’04) at Stanford 5/4/2014
32:29.06 Alia Gray, Roots Running Project (Maria Carrillo ’07) at Pacific 10,000m Pursuit-Sacramento 12/6/2015
32:35.87 Sara “Bei” Hall, ASICS (Montgomery ‘01) at Pacific 10,000m Pursuit-Sacramento 12/6/2015
33:19.77 Sarah Sumpter, UC Davis (Healdsburg ’08) Stanford Invitational 4/6/2012
33:33.81 Chris Boyd, Adidas (Empire Runners ’93) in 1995
35:45.80 Kathy Lenno, SSU at San Francisco State 5/11/01
36:28.41 Shannon Rich, Chico State (Rancho Cotate) at Mt. SAC Relays 4/15/10
36:52.73 Lisa Gay, Chico (Montgomery) 1994
37:22.91 Jenny Hunt, SSU 2002
37:24.85 Nicole Lane, UC Davis (El Molino ’12) Big West Championships 5/16/14