Janes Rock at Carlsbad 5000

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The Janes had a good day at the 30th Annual Carlsbad 5000 this past Sunday. The races are divided by age groups and oftentimes gender. The Janes represented in every age group race.

First, Tania, Kirsten and Darcy rolled in the masters division with the triple threat team winning the team division and Tania making it onto the podium with a hard fought race for third.

Rachel represented in the 29 and under division where she ran an amazing race. She was in fourth place with less than 600 meters to go and started to kick first passing the third place gal and then the second place gal with less than 200 meters to go. It was a very exciting finish.

In the 30 – 39 year old division, Julia was just out of the podium standing but finished in a solid fourth place just edging out the fifth place gal.

And, in the elite division, D’Ann had a tough race where the field went out well under five minutes in the first mile and put a spin on many of the other runners. The race was won by Genzebe Dibaba in 14:48 tying the course record. We are proud of D’Ann for representing the Janes in that fast, fast race.

For complete results, click here.

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Krishna runs fastest 800 at Aztec

11058216_10203539606400041_5094438933788197780_nKrishna won the Aztec Invitational 800 meters this past Saturday in a best time of the day, 2:09.29. The race was held at San Diego State University.

For complete results, click here.

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Brea 8k Classic

10991397_10103020847943335_4315595927241638992_nThe Janes were in full force yesterday at the 24th Annual Brea 8k Classic and, as usual, the Janes did not disappoint. The race this year was part of the Southern California USATF Grand Prix Road Racing Series and it also served as the USATF Masters 8k Championship. The Masters race, which was run before the open race, was filled with elite masters runners from across the nation. This year drew more masters than last year and it raised the competition level.

In the masters race, Tania finished second on gun time, but was officially third since the masters race was based on chip time and Tania started ahead of the second place woman. Ingrid, Kirsten and Darcy finished behind her respectively. Their placing was good enough for a first place team win in the 40 division!

In the open division, new Jane D’Ann was second overall followed by Erika, Julia, Maritza, Kryssie, Rachel, Kimmy and new Jane Demanjot.

For full results of all the races, click here. 

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Ena Qualifies for USATF Indoors!

JanesThe Janes are so proud to announce that Ena qualified for the USATF Indoor Championships this past Friday night running the 600 meters at the New Mexico Indoor Classic hosted by the University of New Mexico track and field team. The meet was held at the Albuquerque Convention Center on a state of the art, mondo surfaced banked 200 meter indoor track. Ena was second running 1:32.31. Ena will race in the USATF Indoor Championships February 27 – March 1 at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, Mass. The first round will be at 4:21 pm (EST) on Saturday, February 28th and the final round will be at 4:31 pm (EST) on Sunday, March 1. NBCSN will be live from the event both days from 4-6pm EST and USATF.tv will be live showing some of the meet as well.

Here is Ena’s breakdown of the race:

“It’s been five years since I ran on a banked 200 meter track. The first few steps were very rocky as I almost fell.  However, I managed to keep my head and focus together.  I knew I needed to keep myself in the race to give myself a chance at having a good race.

I fell short of my goal for the first 200m and to make matters worse I was in fourth place. I picked up my pace for the next 200m, and coming into the turn after 400m I made an aggressive move to get into third place. With 150m to go I just opened up and went after the two girls ahead of me. Off the last turn something told me to go wide and I listened to myself even though I was not sure if I could pass them.

All I can remember after that move is finishing and realizing I had run 1:32.3 (qualifying for 2015 Indoor Nationals) and hearing the announcer say “what a great finish by Leufroy”. It wasn’t until I saw my dad taking a picture of the printed results that I realized that I was second and just missed the first place girl who posted a new meet record.

This race was a huge accomplishment for me. Indoors was never something I mastered in college. I have focused my training on the 800m all year and to switch my focus to the 600m two weeks ago so that I could reach my goal of running at National is extremely exciting.”

For complete results of the New Mexico Classic, click here.

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Janes Masters Team hits Boulder

10985938_10204065791951119_6911691110827289856_oTania, Darcy and Kirsten ran in USATF Cross Country Championships in Boulder, Calif. this past weekend. The team finished fourth in the Masters Women division with a tough and great performance out front by Tania who finished sixth overall all while battling a bad cold. The course was run on the rolling Flinthills Golf Course on an unseasonably warm February day in Colorado. Of course, the Janes were grateful for the California weather but the altitude still kicked their rears. This meet was also the qualifier for the World Cross Country Championships for the open and junior races that were held later that day.

For complete results of the USATF Cross Country Championships, click here.

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