Kimmy ran the Titan Cross Country Invitational at the Cal State Fullerton XC course this past Friday. She ran against some of the local colleges in the area running 26th overall in a time of 19:43 over the 5000 meter course. Zsofia Erdelyi of USC won in a time of 17:36 and the Cal Coast Club team beat out USC by two points to win the team competition. For more results, click here.
Liz ran in yesterday’s Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco where she ran an impressive 7:05 per mile pace to complete the half in 1:32:54 for 15th place and second in her age group. Liz had the honor of pacing with her friend Olympian Joan Benoit-Samuelson (pictured right with Annie Kawasaki from Portland, OR who ran 1:34:41 who was also in the pace group). The first woman was Carrie Dimoff from Beaverton, OR who ran 1:25:22.
The half marathon was run in conjunction with the Nike Women’s Marathon which was won in a time of 2:59:53 run by Caitlin Smith of Oakland, CA.
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Tania was the sole Jane competing at the long-standing Cal Poly SLO Invitational this past Saturday at the Fairbanks Cross Country Course on SLO. On a hot and dry morning, Tania’s race went out led by two Cal Poly athletes who took it out fast. Tania was in the chase pack with a few Cal Poly and UCLA athletes by the mile mark. At around the mile and a half point, Tania found herself in fifth place after the hill and saw Shannon Murakami, the eventual winner, take up chase on the first two Cal Poly gals who she caught and rolled past by the two mile mark. Tania responded by attacking herself and chasing after with the switchbacks left to go on the course. Tania found herself catching one of the Cal Poly gals that went out quick to take over the number three spot with a furious kick to the finish. Shannon ran 18:01.1, Kayleigh Tyerman from Cal Poly came in second running 18:08.1 and Tania ran 18:33.9 for the third position. The heat definitely took its toll on the athletes where many ran slower than the previous year. For complete results, click here.
Kelle braved the Southern California heat wave in La Verne this past Saturday at the National MPS Society LA 5k Run. She was first woman and was fourth overall running 19:37 over a hilly course. Katy Boyce of Long Beach was 2nd and Jackie Guthrie of La Verne was 3rd running 20:12 and 21:03 respectively to round out the top three women in the race. For complete results, click here.
Cambria and Kimmy spent their Sunday morning running the Run Forrest Run 5k that was held in conjunction with the Long Beach Marathon. Cambria won the woman’s division running 17:20 holding off the always tough Ceci St Geme who came in second running 17:58. Kimmy was fourth running 18:29. Nice work ladies! Click here for more results.