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Redwood Empire High School Track and Cross Country

2014 Girls Cross Country Preview

Mary Cain, left, and Rylee Bowen right at a summer meet.

This fall should have another great team battle between Maria Carrillo and Casa Grande but this year eyes all over the state are going to be glued on freshman Rylee Bowen. Bowen will be entering her first high school season, for Division V Sonoma Academy. Bowen enters the prep ranks with 8th grade marks similar to those of one of the Empires most decorated runners, Julia Stamps. Stamps after dominating the California cross country season her 9th grade year at… Read More »

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 »