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Redwood Empire High School Track and Cross Country

Cardinal Newman seeking assistant Cross Country coach

Cardinal Newman High School is seeking to hire an assistant coach for the 2014 Cross Country season. Being able to run with the team is preferred. Practices are daily from Monday-Friday after school with Saturday meets or practices. Stipend available. Please contact Head Coach Chris Puppione at coachpup@gmail.com.

Past, present and future running stars

The 2014 year kicked off for Sonoma County runners with a 5k, the Phaby-Gray Resolution Run. Leading the way was former Santa Rosa high star Reesey Byers, the Empires first HS sub 9 minute 3200m runner, 8:59.89 2010. Following him was another SRHS star, Cristian Nazarek, who recently was the leading runner at the SRJC. In third was current high school star Matt Salazar from Casa Grande. Salazar was the first of six runners in the top 15 who are… Read More »

Ryan Anderson: All-NorCal team

Maria Carrillo’s Ryan Anderson was picked as 2nd team All-NorCal. Piner’s Efren Reyes and Casa Grande’s Matt Salazar both made honorable mention. Salazar was one of only five Sophomore’s to make the team. El Molino’s Brian Schulz made the All-Frosh team. No Empire girls were listed. Complete teams

National J.O. X-Country Championships

Mendocino High’s Erin Thomas and Rincon Valley Middle Schools Rylee Bowen each helped their teams to National Championships in Texas. 2013 USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships National Shooting Complex, San Antonio, TX Place, Name, Team, Avg 1K, Time Girls 5k Run 17-18 Division Video of race 1st Karlie Garcia, Buffalo Chips 3:31.3 17:36.09, University of Mississippi freshman 9th Erin Thomas, Buffalo Chips 3:57.4 19:46.96 1st Buffalo Chips 19 pts 4k Run 13-14 Division Video of race 1st Marianne… Read More »

Foot Locker win for Salazar

The Foot Locker West Regionals were held Saturday at Mt Sac. The top 10 boys and girls in the seeded races made the qualifying spots for the National Championships next week. Maria Carrillo’s Ryan Anderson placed 42nd in the seeded race. Video of race Casa Grande’s Matt Salazar won the All-West Frosh/Soph race. Video of race Other videos Some races were run on the 3 mile Mt Sac course that is used for their Invitational while other races, like the… Read More »

New running stories

What changes from High School to College? Kim Conley wins Silicon Valley Turkey Trot Photo Video of race Nike Cross Nationals December 7, 2012 LIVE Webcast Footlocker West December 7, 2012 LIVE Webcast State Meet Race Videos Boys divisions I or I II or II III or III IV or IV V or V Girls divisions I or I II or II III or III IV or IV V or V Photos Photos NCS Awards photos Study: Better Runners Are… Read More »

Division V Girls State notes

The Redwood Empires best places by girls at the State meet this year came in the division V race were Mendocino’s Erin Thomas finished 12th and Sonoma Academy’s Alyssa Goody finished 13th. These two passed a lot of runners to move up to those high places. The first point that splits for the racers were taken found Thomas back in 20th at 5:50 and Goody in 27th at 5:58. During the next section of the course was were Thomas made… Read More »

Boys State

2013 CIF State Cross Country Championships Presented by Farmers Insurance November 30, 2013 Woodward Park 5K Course, Fresno CA Highlights Maria Carrillo’s Ryan Anderson had the fastest time of the day at 15:37. That placed him 14th in the Division II race and 43rd out of all 969 boys. Piner’s Efren Reyes had the best place of the day finishing in 11th in the Division IV race. El Molino’s Brian Schulz had the fastest Freshman boys time in the Division… Read More »