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Redwood Empire High School Track and Cross Country

Hall/Conley at US 12K Championships, video included

US 12-K National Road Racing Championships at ALEXANDRIA, VA Exerpts from this story. On a chilly and windless fall morning here, the 2015 USATF Running Circuit came to a close with victories for Molly Huddle and Sam Chelanga at the third edition of the .US 12-K National Road Racing Championships. Huddle won for the third consecutive time, running away from the field early, while Chelanga won by a fraction of a second in tight sprint finish over Tyler Pennel. Both… Read More »

Sara Hall 2:31:14 marathon


Sara Hall ran 2:31:14 at the Chicago Marathon today to crush the old Redwood Empire record. Hall placed 10th and was the second American in the race. USA’s Deena Kastor set a national 40 masters’ record with her 2:27:47 finish. It was her fastest marathon since setting the American record of 2:19:36 in 2006. Kiplagat and Chumba achieve Kenyan double at Chicago Marathon Why Chicago Didn’t Have Pacesetters MARATHON 2:31:14 Sara “Bei” Hall, (Montgomery ‘01) Chicago Marathon 10/11/15 2:39:43 Alia… Read More »

Sorry preps, this running camp is not for you

“Healdsburg Running Camps are designed to be FUN! You will drink amazing wine and enjoy world-class food with runners who share your passion. Our counselors, winemakers and chefs will join you on the runs and their goal is to make sure you have a good time! The camps will accommodate runners of all paces and distances so that nobody feels left out. Our camp team will ensure that no one runs alone or you take one step more than you… Read More »

Benjamin Stern wins Miwok 100k

Benjamin Stern (Petaluma 2009 Alumni) won the Miwok 100k race this past Saturday, May 2nd. The race takes place in the Marin Headlands trails, covering 62.2 miles, with 11,800 feet of elevation gain. Ben ran it in 8 hours and 50 minutes. That averages out to 8:30 minutes per mile. Benjamin Stern 2008 REDWOOD EMPIRE CROSS COUNTRY ALL-EMPIRE 2nd TEAM 5th SCL, 11th NCS III, 50th STATE Paul Braa the St Vincent High School XC Coach finished the race in… Read More »

Still another Skandera world record


At the Carlsbad 5k this year on March 29th, Daniel Skandera set the 5k road race world record for 7 year old boys on a certified course by 29 seconds. His time was 19:25 (6:15 pace). His time is also 2 seconds better than the 8 year old world record. List of the age group world records for 5K Here is the story about his mile WR

Sara Hall leads USA team at World Championships

Sara Hall was the first USA runner to cross the line at IAAF World Cross Country Championships in China. From Sara’s twitter What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger if you keep the faith. Rebounded from 1of my biggest disappointments to my 1st Top 20 World XC finish and probably my most memorable World Championship. Thankful to God and my support team for encouraging me to pick myself up and get back out there. Also super proud of our women’s… Read More »

Sara Hall marathon debut in 2:48:02

Sara Hall ran her first ever marathon in 2:48:02 for 22nd. She held the lead at one point and crossed the 20k mark in 1:12:26, a 5:46 mile pace, before losing contact with the leaders. MARATHON BESTS 2:39:43 Alia Gray (Maria Carrillo ’07) NY Marathon 11/3/14 2:44:07 Julia Stamps, NY Athletic Club (Santa Rosa HS ‘96) Olympic trials, Houston 1/14/12 2:48:02 Sara “Bei” Hall, (Montgomery ‘01) LA Marathon Championships 3/15/15