A few of the Janes broke up the quiet Thanksgiving morning routine by racing at a few local Turkey Trots in the area. Kelle, Cambria and Kirsten headed over to the low-key Torrance Turkey Trot where the Janes dominated going one-two-three over the three mile course with Cambria winning in a time of 17:13, Kirsten with a time of 17:42 and Kelle at 18:04 having to outkick an El Camino girl fresh off her state championships.
In another city, Ally ran in the competitive Dana Point Turkey 5k Trot running 5th in a time of 18:20.
The rest of the day the Janes spent eating turkey and pumpkin pie with their families! Happy Thanksgiving from the Janes!
The Janes traveled north to the Bay Area this past weekend to compete in the Pacific Association USATF Championships this past Sunday, November 22 at the beautiful, but wet, Golden Gate Park. Tania (15th, 24:29), Cambria (18th, 24:37), Adrienne (22nd, 25:00), Ally (27th, 25:17), Jenna (42nd, 25:50), Kirsten (43rd, 25:55), Emily (65th, 26:50), Kelle (66th, 26:51) and Liz (83rd, 27:25) competed finishing in third place with 85 points behind the first place Aggies (40 points) and second place Impalas (68 points). It was raining out and the course was muddy in some spots with some standing water making it a difficult course this year.
48 year old, Olympian and Aggie, Linda Somers, finished first at a time of 22:47.
For complete results, click here.
The Janes ran a small group of five women at the USATF Southern California Championships this past Sunday, November 15th, at Kenneth Hahn Park in Los Angeles. Tania, Cambria, Adrienne, Kimmy and Jenna came in second to a new Southern California team, Long Beach’s International City Racing team. The Janes scored 36 points to ICR’s team score of 19 over the hilly and pot-hole ridden 6,000 meter course. Tania led the team with a third place finish and a time of 21:16.4 followed by a sick Cambria (21:55.1, 8th place), Adrienne (22:50.2, 10th place), Kimmy (22:23.3, 12th place) and Jenna (23:55.5, 14th place).
For complete results, click here
Click here for the video of the race.
Check out the Southern California USATF association blog for a feature on Cambria from her win at the Run Forrest Run road race here.
The Janes look to defend their undefeated team streak at the Southern Californian USATF Association XC Championships this Sunday, November 15 at Kenneth Hahn Park in Los Angeles. The team will still not be at full force but a fine group will represent including Tania, Adrienne, Kim, Jenna, Cambria and Kirsten. The open women’s race will follow the 9am men’s race at 9:45am. The course consists of a 2,000 meter loop the athletes will run three times to total 6000 meters. For more information, click here.