Santa Rosa High star runner Silas Stafford has qualified for the US Olympic team, just not in running. He will compete on the men’s pair rowing team in London at 2012 Olympics.
Stafford took up rowing in college, first at UCLA and then Stanford.

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Silas Stafford, Santa Rosa High, Class 2004

Cross Country
2003
First Team All-Empire
6th in NBL, 7th NCS D-2, 60th state
15:47 at Spring Lake
2002
Second Team All-Empire

Track Bests
4:27.44+ 7th Empire 2003
9:52.02 6th Empire 2003
Part School Record 4XMile Team 18:58.31 2002

Santa Rosa’s Silas Stafford, front, and Tom Peszek won three races during trials for the U.S. Olympic rowing team this week in New Jersey. Photo by MONICA WORSLEY, USRowing