Christine traveled to the USA Masters Indoor National Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston, MA last month. She ran the Masters Women Mile in 5:25.45 and the Masters Women 800 in 2:25.47, placing second in the 40-45 division in both. For the 800 Christine led the race up until a fresh solo challenger passed her into the turn on the last lap. Great job for her first indoor meet in 8 years and her first USA Masters Indoor Championship!
On March 8 The JANES went to CAL STATE LA to run in the track invitational. Four ladies ran on the track in the 3km – Rachel leading the pack with a time of 10:15 then Staci 10:21 , Tania 10:24 and Kirsten at 10:35. Staci and Claudette also ran in the 800m open and Staci posted a 2:21 with Claudette gearing up for Mssters Indoors ran 3:36 . Great job ladies!
On March 8 LA stops the traffic to welcome over 25,000 runners to its streets to run from Dodger Stadium to Santa Monica. Lily Hernandez, in her debut marathon, ran 3:03 to be in the top 15 women overall and set a personal best! She cruised the last 6 miles with her teammates to sneak under her goal of 3:05 - We are so proud of her Congratulations Lily!
The JANES, the only all female team competing, won 3rd place team overall with three JANES placing in the top 5: Tania was second, Kirsten was 3rd and Erika placed 5th. Congratulations team! See full results here: 2013 Southern California Regional Championships