Cooper Teare


St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) athletes Cooper Teare and Kiera Marshall swept the individual championships at the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Div. V state cross country meet last Saturday, Nov. 28. 

The 5K, or 5,000-meter, course took runners through Woodward Park in Fresno. There were five races each in both the men’s and women’s divisions.

Teare, a senior, beat out 200 other participants in the men’s Div. V race, while Marshall finished before 203 other cross-country athletes. 

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alum Cooper Teare completed a standout freshman season on the University of Oregon track-and-field team with a strong showing at the NCAA Division I track-and-field championships. Teare was one of 24 competitors to compete in the men’s 5,000-meter race at the championships Friday, June 8, at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. He was also one of just two freshmen to compete in the race. 


Alameda native Cooper Teare finished in the top 10 at the Pac-12 Cross-Country Men’s Championships on Oct. 27. 


Teare finished second in Washington State race Saturday

St. Joseph Notre Dame graduate Cooper Teare traveled to Shoreline, Wash., to compete in one of the few track events before he heads off to enroll at the University of Oregon. 

Teare competed in the one-mile race at the Brooks PR invitational on Saturday, June 17. Teare finished in second place out of 12 competitors. He finished with a time of 4:02.56. 


SJND grad Cooper Teare takes first, breaks 42-year Arcadia speed record 

St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) long-distance runner Cooper Teare continued his impressive 2017 track-and-field season with a pair of first-place finishes earlier this month. 

The first came at the Arcadia Invitational at Arcadia High on Saturday, April 8. Teare blew past the other participants in the 3,200-meter meet. He finished with a time of 8:41.46. Not only was it a personal record for the senior, he broke an Arcadia Invitational record that stood for more than 40 years. 


St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) long-distance runner Cooper Teare won two major long distance races earlier this month. 

First Teare won the New Balance Indoor National one-mile men’s competition Saturday, March 12, in New York, N.Y., with a time of 4:06.60. 

Teare’s time is the second fastest one-mile time in California interscholastic history. Thom Hunt of Patrick Henry High School of San Diego completed a one-mile race in 4:02.70 in 1976.


St. Joseph Notre Dame’s (SJND) two prominent cross country athletes competed in national cross country competitions in the last several weeks. 

Men’s cross country team member Cooper Teare took 16th place, out of 195 participants, at the Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Dec. 3. Teare completed the three-mile course at the Glendoveer Golf Course in 15:58. The top 21 finishers at event, which included Cooper, earned the distinction of All-American.


Alameda native Cooper Teare finished fourth in the Nike Elite Camp high school men’s one-mile race last Saturday, July 2 at the historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore.

Teare, a rising senior at St. Joseph Notre Dame, was one of 10 male athletes to participate in the prestigious invite-only race. 

Teare stayed with the rest of the pack for majority of the race. He was able to take over the fourth place position on the final turn of the race. Teare finished with a time of 4:06.79. 


Five St. Joseph Notre Dame (SJND) track and field athletes qualified for the North Coast Section (NCS) Meet of Champions this weekend, May 27 and 28.

The five Pilots advanced to the NCS meet by performing well at the NCS Bay Shore Area track meet last Saturday, May 21, at Castro Valley High. 


St. Joseph Notre Dame junior Cooper Teare won the 3200-meter Invitational Division race at the Mt. SAC Relays on Saturday, April 16, with an outstanding time of 8 minutes, 55.33 seconds. Only three other high school runners in the state this season have faster times in the event, according to

Teare won the Div. V state cross country individual title back in November 2015.