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Redwood Empire High School Track and Cross Country

The Night of Two-Mile Madness update

Coaches, We invite you to join us for The Night of Two-Mile Madness at Santa Rosa Junior College on the evening of Friday, November 14, 2014. This is a great opportunity for all middle school and high school cross country athletes to test their track speed when they are at the peak of their fall fitness. We are presenting this event as an opportunity for high school teams to also take part in the HOKA One One National High School… Read More »

Bowen 17:36 at Spring Lake

Boys Sonoma academy 20, Roseland 35 Sonoma Academy 17, Tech 38 Top 15 Varsity Boys 1. Caleb Richards SA 16:11, old school record 16:19 Patrick Loftus 2013 2. Eli Rosan- Duran SA 16:34 3. Juan Valerio Rup 16:49, old school record 16:52 Juan Estrella 2013 4. Eric Vallera Cal 16:51, old school record 16:54 Erik Valencia 2013 5. Joey Johnson SA 17:12 6. MaClean Hartford SA 17:16 7. David Ramirez Tech 17:17, old school record 17:22 Kenneth Shinn 2013 CMC… Read More »

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