Mitch Kingery - informal high school timeline

1971/02/06 marathon - 2:58:10 (19th) Las Vegas, NV - age 14, 8th grade
(part of the Redwood City Striders high school team, which won the team competition. The other 2 runners on the team were in 6th grade. (Thanks to Hank Lawson for finding the article). NCRR March 1971
1971/08/15 Pikes Peak Ascent (137th) age 14

1971-1975 - San Carlos High School

1971/fall (Fr) "slightly longer"? Crystal Springs course

Note: the current (2.95 mile) Crystal Springs course was established in 1971 and used in fall 1971, according to archived results checked on 2007/11/7 by Hank Lawson.
The 2006 edition of the Crystal records page says the 1972 course has stayed the same, and the 1971 course was slightly longer. So the 1971 times should be equal or slightly slower in comparison, assuming the hills didn't change.
1971/10/21  15:59  (1st)  his first race at Crystal Springs, and first race for San Carlos?
1971/11/12  16:01  (8)  SPAL Finals
1971/11/19  15:48  (7)  Region 2
1971/11/24 (9) CCS Finals (Large School div.), Alum Rock Park

1971/fall (Fr) track - National Postal

1971/11/06  2 miles - 9:39.6  (15 local, 57 national)  National Postal Fresh. record
1971/xx/xx  3 miles - 15:10   (20 national)  National Postal Fresh. record
1971/12/27 marathon - 2:34:37 Fiesta Bowl, AZ - age 15 marathon record for Arizona
1972/01/01 5.2 miles - 27:59 (14) Midnight Run, Foothill College (thanks to Hank Lawson for finding this)
1972/02/13 marathon - 2:29:11 West Valley - age 15 marathon record, qualified for 1972 US Marathon trials (youngest ever qualifier)
The course was a flat 5 mile loop in Burlingame, CA. See photo below.
"Ran four marathons in six weeks" (not sure what year - probably winter 1971-72?).

1972/fall (So) current Crystal Springs course

1972/10/19  15:15  (2) - same time as (1), then Soph. course record (broken by Barnett with 15:06 on 10/26)
1972/11/09  15:00  (4)  SPAL Finals,  retakes Soph. course record (currently #2 Soph. time)
                         - the then-current course record of 14:44 was set in this race.
                         - Hank Lawson (current Lynbrook coach) was 10th in this race, running for Gunn!
1972/11/15  15:28  (2)  Region 1 - top 9 qualify to CCS
1972/11/22 (1) CCS Finals (Large School div.), Mt. Madonna

1972/fall (So) track - National Postal

1972/11/04  2 miles - 9:12.5  (2)
1972/12/02  3 miles - 14:12.2  (2)  briefly the Soph. record
   note: Ralph Serna lowered the Soph record to 14:10.6, and
         in 1973, Eric Hulst took it down to 14:05.4.
1973/xx/xx 64:39 (3) Pleasanton road race 20K
1973/02/11 marathon - 2:23:47 Burlingame or West Valley - still national high school and age 16 marathon record (Devery's 2:23:05 is considered "aided" - downhill course?)

1973/spring (So) track

1973/05/25  2 miles - 9:09.4  (2)  CCS Finals
1973/06/02  2 miles - 9:14.3  (8)  CIF
   note: Rich Kimball 9:08.7 (6), Eric Hulst 9:16.1 (9)

1973/fall (Jr) Crystal

1973/10/11  14:37  (1)  course record
1973/10/17  14:42  (1)
1973/10/25  14:28  (1)  course record (still stands, nearly tied by Jay Marden with 14:28.4 in 1980, who was a Kinney/Footlocker National Champion)
                        Note:  cross country times recorded in seconds are rounded up,
                        so 14:28 here means the actual stopwatch time was in the range 14:27.1 to 14:28.0
1973/11/09  14:45  (1)  SPAL Finals
1973/11/14  14:43  (1)  Region 2
1973/11/21  14:42  (1)  CCS Finals

1973/fall (Jr) track - National Postal

1973/xx/xx  2 miles - 9:00.5
1973/12/01  3 miles - 13:56.4  (2)

1974/spring (Jr) track

1974/06/01  2 miles - 9:05.0  (8)  CIF
1974/06/23 48:55 (3) Holy City Race (9.1 miles), Los Gatos, CA - High School Boys record (until division discontinued in 1982)

According to a few posts on letsrun.com, he overtrained with too many miles at the end of his junior year and "burnt out", as recollected by "sacto master" in 2007.
http://www.letsrun.com/forum/flat_read.php?thread=2159903&page=1

1974/fall (Sr) Crystal

1974/10/17  15:44  (2)  Center meet
1974/10/24  14:53  (1)  Center meet
1974/11/15  14:52  (1)  SPAL Finals
1974/10/03 13:51 (2) Stanford Invite, Stanford Golf Course
1974/11/20 (1) Region 2, Coyote Park
1974/11/26 (15) CCS Finals, Hellyer Park

1974/fall (Sr) track - National Postal

1974/xx/xx  2 miles - 9:12.6  (5 local heat, 8 national overall)
1974/11/09  3 miles - 14:11   (1)

1975/spring (Sr) track

1975/05/30   2 miles - 9:13.6  (3)  CCS finals @ SJCC
1975/06/07?  2 miles - 8:57.3  (4)  CIF
1975/08/09 39:04 (6) Lafayette Rim Run - Hilly
1975/08/23 30:16 (3) Dammit Run

1975-1978 - College of San Mateo

  • 1975/11/22 20:26 (32) State JC XC Championships @ Fresno
  • 1975/12/14 33:54 (9) PA-AAU District Jr XC meet @ Crystal Springs
  • 1976/05/31 5K - 14:32.0 (5) State JC Championhsips @ Bakersfield
  • 1976/06/20 9.1Mi - 50:10 (7) Holy City Race @ Los Gatos
    http://wvjs.org/PDFs/HLYCITY.pdf
  • 1976/07/04 10K - 30:40 (1) Folsom - Rolling Hills
  • 1976/07/31 5.8Mi - 28:27 (1) Wharf-to-Wharf @ Santa Cruz
    http://www.arrs.net/HP_WfWf6.htm
  • 1976/11/13 20:44 (9) NorCal JC XC Championships @ Crystal Springs
    note: CSM (2) place team - 98 points.
  • 1976/11/20 20:11 (7) (State JC?) meet @ Valencia
    note: CSM (4) place team - 109 points.
  • 1977/05/20 5K - 14:52.2 (4) NorCal JC Championships @ Pleasant Hill
  • 1977/05/28 5K - 14:38.4 (3) CA JC Championships @ Bakersfield
  • 1977/06/26 9.2Mi - 48:34 (6) Holy City Race
  • 1977/07/03 10K - 33:33 (21) Folsom - Rolling Hills
  • 1978/08/05 10K - 30:36 (2) Daly City

    1978-1981 - Cal Poly / San Luis Obispo

  • 1978/11/11 30:52 (2) NCAA Div II cross country
    note: Jim Schankel - Poly/SLO 30:34 (1); Poly/SLO won team title - 42 points.
  • 1978/11/20 30:34.8 (50) NCAA Div I cross country
    note: Salazar - OR (1), Jim Schankel - Poly/SLO 29:48.0 (8)
  • 1979/06/24 15K - 46:22 (5) PA-AAU @ Los Altos Hills
  • 1979/07/04 15K - 47:53 (13) National AAU @ Santa Barbara
  • 1979/09/23 25K - 82:29 (9) PA-AAU @ San Francisco
  • 1979/11/03 10K - 32:54 (7) PA-AAU XC Champs @ San Francisco - Golden Gate Park
  • 1979/12/30 5Mi - 23:56 (24) RW Invite @ Los Altos
  • 1980/01/27 26.2Mi - 2:16:36 (6) Paul Masson Marathon @ Cupertino
  • 1980/03/16 10K - 30:24 (4) SJ Mercury News @ San Jose
  • 1980/04/05 10K - 30:14 (32) Nike-US Club Road Champs @ San Diego
  • 1980/09/28 7.5Mi? - 38:19 (5) Bridge to Bridge @ San Francisco
  • 1980/11/23 26.2Mi - 2:21:44 (8) Jordache Marathon @ Los Angeles

    1981+ - pro

  • 1981/03/29 26.2Mi - 2:17:50 (3 or 5) Jordache Marathon @ Los Angeles
    He received $1500 prize money in this race, which ended his amateur status and limited the races he could enter.
  • 1981/06/27 10K - ? (1) Regional Corporate Cup Road Race @ ? (Harvey's Casino team)
  • 1981/07/18 10K - 30:48.7 (1) Brooks Corporate Cup Road Race @ Palo Alto (Harvey's Casino team)

    photos

    http://runningentertainment.com/runningshots5.html
    1973/02/11 high school marathon record 2:23:47 as a sophomore, in the rain
    1973/10/25 Crystal Springs course record 14:28
    1973? Pleasanton 20K, Kingery and Kimball


    1974


    1974 2 mile National Postal, Kingery is 4th from left


    1974/11/09 3 mile National Postal, Kingery is 3rd from right


    1975/06/01 2 mile CIF, 3rd lap, Kingery in third
    http://runningentertainment.com/runningshots36.html

    sources

    rev. 2014/8/6, 2010/8/9, 2009/11/24, 2007/11/28, compiled by Clint Cummins