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Redwood Empire High School Track and Cross Country

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

Kim Conley wins US 1/2 Marathon

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Kim Conley won the USATF Half Marathon Championships in Houston with Sara Hall also breaking the old Empire record. Old Empire record 1:12:26 Sara “Bei” Hall, Team Hall (Montgomery ‘01) MetroPCS Half Marathon 12/14/14 See story here

Rylee Bowen National Jr. Olympic Champion

USATF Jr. Olympic Cross Country Whispering Pines Golf Course, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina December 13, 2014 Rylee Bowen is the new National USATF Jr. Olympic Cross Country Champion winning the 15-16 year old Division in 17:40.7 for the 5k course. Her time also moves her to 7th All-Time for a 5k by a Redwood Empire preps and bumps Kim Conley out of the top 10. Rylee’s time was the fastest 5k of the day bettering the winning 17-18 year old… Read More »