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Redwood Empire High School Track and Cross Country

OMG Bowen breaks HS State record


Rylee Bowen traveled to Lisle, Illinois, for USATF Hershey National Youth Outdoor Championships yesterday. Bowen destroyed the old CA HS record in the 2000 Meter Steeplechase and ran the fastest time in the nation this year, 6:41.26. That is a 5:21.01 1600m pace for 5 laps over barriers. From this she was chosen to compete for Team USA at the IAAF World Youth Championships in Cali, Colombia, July 15-19. It was also a new National freshman record for the steeple.… Read More »

Bowen 4:48.95 mile @ Brooks

Rylee Bowen placed 7th at the Brooks PR Invitational at Shoreline Stadium in Seattle, WA. Her mile time of 4:48.95 is equal to a 1600m in 4:47.28. It is her second fastest ever and the number 12 perfromance All-Time. All-Time 1600m Perfromances 4:42.79 Julia Stamps Santa Rosa 5/31/97 4:43.92 Rylee Bowen Sonoma Academy 5/30/15 4:44.57y Stamps Santa Rosa 6/14/97 4:44.65y Stamps Santa Rosa 3/ /97 4:44.78 Stamps Santa Rosa 6/ 7/97 4:45.07y Stamps Santa Rosa 2/11/95 4:45.30 Stamps Santa Rosa… Read More »

One race 5 world records

Track & Field allows for world records to be recorded in a single race at multiple distance as long as official times are taken at each distance and Daniel Skandera took full advantage of that at the Empire Runners All-Comers meet June 9th. Those who read this blog know that Daniel has been rewriting the age group record book the last couple of years, along with his sisters. In this latest meet Daniel ran the mile distance and finished in… Read More »

State: Allison Scranton 4th DT 149-4, Empire Record


CIF State Track and Field Championships Buchanan High School, Clovis 6/6/2015 PD Story PD Photos, more photos Scranton Video, more videos, Set that includes day 1 races In the discus Allison Scranton opened up with a new Redwood Empire record, with a first round toss of 148-5. The old Empire record was 144-3 by Kathleen Durand of Maria Carrillo who took 4th in the 2013 State meet with that toss. Scranton’s mark held the lead in the first round until… Read More »

State: Carter & Bowen make finals

CIF State Track and Field Championships Buchanan High School -Clovis – 6/5/2015 Story here Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter in only her sixth HS 400 won her heat and has qualified for the State finals with the third fastest time of the day. She now holds 3 of the 4 fastest ever run by an Empire girl. In the 200 she finished 4th in her heat and 12th overall in 24.54. She was the only freshman to qualify for the state… Read More »