The second race of the Southern California USATF cross country grand prix series was at Will Rogers State Park this past Sunday. Five Janes went and raced the hilly 4.5 mile course. Tania Fischer was the overall women winner running 26:38. Sarah Montez (27:32), Cambria Wu (27:47) and Erika Aklufi (28:18) were close behind. Amanda Rondash ran sixth in a time of (30:30) after taking over three weeks off of running. The Janes won the team competition and picked up some points for the series. The next race of the series will be at Kenneth Hahn Park this Saturday.
For complete results, click here.
Click here for a photo gallery from the race.
Kirsten Leetch was the lone Jane running the first of a few races at Mt SAC in the cross country grand prix series started by the Southern California USATF Association. Kirsten ran 17:50 over the historic, nationally known and challenging 2.88 mile cross country course, finishing first for both open runners and masters. As a senior in high school, Kirsten broke the course record running 17:17 – a record that held for eight years. “I have always loved this course. I love the different elements with the flat first mile, tough hills, switchbacks and down hills and the fact that you have to always be thinking while running it. It was great to get back on the course again after so many years,” Kirsten said post race.
The Mt SAC Freedom Race was the first race in the newly created, USATF Southern California Association Cross Country Racing Series. There will be four races in different locations in Southern California – Los Angeles/Orange County region that will culminate at the Southern California Championships on November 13th to be held at Central Park in Huntington Beach.
For more information on the series and results, click here.
The Janes had a good day yesterday at the NIKE Women’s 1/2 Marathon yesterday in San Francisco. Barbara Parker finished in second place in a time of 1:22.50 while Adrienne Schumm took third in a time of 1:24.28. Emily Mitchell followed in sixth place in a time of 1:27 following up her marathon in Chicago just last week. Sissel Bernten-Heber finished as fourth Jane. Overall, it was a good showing for the Janes in this incredible NIKE event along a beautiful course in the Bay Area.
Four brave Janes went to run at the Cal Poly Cross Country Invitational this past Saturday. Tania , Sarah, Ally and Emily Field went to run against college women and get some cross country experience under their belt. Emily Field won the invitational posting a solid 17:40 for the hilly 5km course. Tania was 3rd overall running 18:06. Sarah despite falling , ran a solid 9th place in a time of 18:43 and Ally, coming back from knee surgery ran a great cross country opener at 20th place running 19:40.
UC Irvine took the team division, but the Janes would have been a good challenger if they were able to run a full team.
The next cross country race will be at Will Rodgers, October 24th, part of the USATF Southern California cross country series.
For complete results of the Cal Poly Invite, click here.
The Janes Elite Racing Team welcomes a new sponsor in Emergen-C Vitamin Supplements. The Janes have been long-time fans of the product that keeps them healthy while training and racing at a high level. Emergen-C has many different products that range in nutrient supplementation (Vitamin C and Calcium, joint health, heart health, electrolyte replenishment and immune defense) to Immune system supports, multi-vitamin supplementation and fountain drinks found at ampm stores.
The Janes are excited to be supported by such a great company. To find out more about the Emergen-C company and to see all of their products, click here.