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Redwood Empire High School Track and Cross Country

Gray making huge improvements

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With all the national and state champion girl distance runners this area has turned out, two of the USA’s current top runners come from much farther down the Empire’s list. Much has already been written about Kim Conley rising to the top of the US ranks but now former Maria Carrillo runner Alia Gray is turning a lot of heads. At Carrillo Gray was not even her teams’ top runner and although good could do no better than 5th in… Read More »

Alia Gray 2:39:43 Marathon

Former Maria Carrillo (2007) runner Alia Gray ran the fastest women’s marathon ever for an empire runner at 2:39:43 at the New York City Marathon Sunday. The old mark was 2:44:07 by Julia Stamps, NY Athletic Club (Santa Rosa HS ‘96) at the Olympic trials, Houston 1/14/12. 2014 New York City Marathon Breaks Record for Most Finishers 1 104 Mary Keitany 2:25:07 Kenya 2 106 Jemima Sumgong 2:25:10 Kenya 3 116 Sara Moreira 2:26:00 Portugal 4 103 Jelena Prokopcuka 2:26:15… Read More »

NVL Junior High Championships

VIKING OPENER COURSE — 2.0 Miles Adele, Altimira, Calistoga, Healdsburg, Kenilworth, Petaluma, Kenilworth, Lawrence Jones, Petaluma, RLS, Washington, Technology JH BOYS 1 Jesus Rojas Calistoga 11:16.4 2 Nathan Hayes Lawrence Jones 11:31.7 3 Colten Ronshausen Petaluma 11:42.9 4 Justin Cox Altimira 11:47.9 5 Gio Avina Calistoga 11:57.0 6 Ezekiel Hermosillo Altimira 12:08.7 7 Michael Pichardo Petaluma 12:09.1 8 John Baker RLS 12:19.8 9 Morgan Piper-Cordova Petaluma 12:34.9 10 Sammy Cruz Calistoga 12:48.3 11 Taigo Logan Kenilworth 12:50.6 12 Paden Collard… Read More »

Santa Rosa Marathon Results

Males 1 Jon Olsen 2:32:37 40 Modesto 2 Mario Fraioli 2:34:21 32 San Mateo 3 Dustin Whitlow 2:38:47 28 Arlington, VA 16 Jady Palko 2:58:10 41 Windsor 17 Seann Gragg 2:58:25 42 Rohnert Park 29 Bryan Bei 3:00:41 25 Santa Rosa Females 1 Ashley Laird 2:58:34 35 Sonora 2 Qian Zhu 3:07:53 32 Mountain View 3 Joanna Reyes 3:08:29 22 San Jose 57 Melinda Takano 3:35:02 24 Santa Rosa Complete Results

Sara Hall wins 1/2 marathon

Sara Hall won the Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country Half Marathon for the second year in a row as she lowered the Empire record for the distance to 1:13:16. HALF-MARATHON 1:13:16 Sara “Bei” Hall (Montgomery ‘01) Napa-to-Sonoma Wine Country 1/2 Marathon 7/20/14 1:13:34 Alia Gray (Maria Carrillo ’07) Houston Marathon 1/19/14 1:17:08 Julia “Stamps” Mallon, (Santa Rosa HS ‘96) AFC Half Marathon, San Diego 8/18/13 complete results

Sara Hall 2nd USA 10 km Championships

USA 10 km Championships hosted by the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta Hall overtook Ward over the final stages, pulling away to a big runner-up finish of 32:28 With her runner-up performance, Hall jumps into a tie for first in the current USARC standings. Full story Women’s Top 10 Results 1. Amy Hastings – 32:16 2. Sara Hall – 32:28 3. Rachel Ward – 32:36 4. Kellyn Johnson – 32:49 5. Juliet Bottorff – 32:55 6. Mattie Suver – 32:57… Read More »