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Redwood Empire High School Track and Cross Country

Hay & Scranton make State finals

CIF State Track and Field Championships Preliminaries at Buchanan High School – Clovis – 6/6/2014 10th 800 Dante Hay, 12 Maria Carrillo 1:53.95, Finalist Hay ran in 6th place after the first lap in 56.00 before passing three others to finish third in his heat. Last Empire boy to place in top 8 in final was Blake McDowall, Montgomery 5th 1:54.49 2007 11th DT Allison Scranton, 11 Petaluma 132-3, Finalist, 23rd performance All-Time After two of her three throws Scranton… Read More »

Off track: Melinda Speer


A big shout out to former Montgomery High pole vaulter Melinda Speer. Speer’s competed in the ISU Adult World Championship in Oberstdorf, Germany. She landed her first double lutz in a competition and placed 5th in the Ladies 1 Elite group. She is an instructor at Snoopy’s Home Ice. ISU Adult World Championship Skating results

David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

This is very interesting and funny: click here Some old local marks that would be exciting even today. High Jump 6-1 Arthur Henley, Ukiah 1898 Long Jump 22-3½ Arthur Henley, Ukiah 1900 Shot Put 52-8 Ralph Rose, Healdsburg 1903 Pole Vault 12-2 Eric Richardson, Ukiah 1920 220yd 21.7 Delbert Butler, Santa Rosa 1934 120yd High Hurdles 14.6 Sweet, Sonoma Valley 1956 880yds 1:53.8 Jerry Siebert, Willits 1956

St. Francis Invit’l: Healdsburg

Complete results Boys 400 Meter 31 Alves, Jordan 11 Healdsburg 58.36 110 Meter Hurdles 14 Kozel, Aidan 11 Healdsburg 17.17 -0.2, wind legal prep best 300 Meter Hurdles 12 Kozel, Aidan 11 Healdsburg 44.10 Triple Jump 16 Kozel, Aidan 11 Healdsburg 38-4 Shot Put 26 Rinn, Michael 12 Healdsburg 36-10.5 Discus Throw 27 Rinn, Michael 12 Healdsburg 102-11 Girls 100 Meter Hurdles 13 Schaffner, McKenzie 12 Healdsburg 18.50 0.3 300 Meter Hurdles 10 Schaffner, McKenzie 12 Healdsburg 52.41 12 Tynan,… Read More »

2014 Returning Girls Track & Field

+ .24 hand time converted to automatic * yard race converted to metric i indoor race North Coast Section Bests or North Coast Section Bests 100 | 200 | 400 | 800 | 1600 | 3200 | 100HH | 300LH | 400R | 1600R | Other Relays HJ | PV | LJ | TJ | SP | DT RETURNING 2013 GIRLS ALL-EMPIRE TRACK & FIELD 100 METERS State Leaders Wind Legal, +2.0 meters per second or less Performances 12.51 Top… Read More »

2014 Returning Boys Track & Field

+ .24 hand time converted to automatic * yard race converted to metric i indoor race 100 | 200 | 400 | 800 | 1600 | 3200 | 110HH | 300IH | 400R | 1600R | Other Relays HJ | PV | LJ | TJ | SP | DT RETURNING 2013 BOYS ALL-EMPIRE TRACK & FIELD 100 METERS Wind Legal, +2.0 meters per second or less Top 50 All-Time 11.51 Hugh Pegan, 12, Ukiah; 2013 11.07 +0.7, 8th All-Time JaJuan… Read More »

Qualifying for California State Indoor Meet

From Albert Caruana Due to the recent wet weather (you all wanted rain!) and forecast for tomorrow (downpour!), the two Northern California meets taking place at Berkeley and UC Davis may be cancelled. If you have not yet qualified for the California State Indoor Meet (February 17th in Fresno) and this was your last chance to qualify, you can email the Meet Director, Rich Benoy, at rbenoy1323@yahoo.com and let him know your marks that you have achieved in the past.… Read More »

Throws coach passes away

From Bill Baker The Santa Rosa track and field community lost a big contributor and fan. Tom Nyhan coached throwers at Maria Carrillo for 11 years. Tom also helped out at Santa Rosa High, and most recently at Sonoma Academy. During the 2013 track season, despite going through chemotherapy, Tom coached Sonoma Academy’s lone thrower to a substantial improvement and a trip to the Meet of Champions. Tom was a retired San Francisco Fire Captain. While in retirement, he coached… Read More »