The Janes have their last official team race this upcoming weekend at the USATF Club Nationals held in Lexington, Kentucky. Kirsten, Tania and Darcy will make their way out there to compete in the masters’ division as a team. The race will be held at Masterson Station Park at 10:30am over a 6000 meter course comprised of a rolling terrain with grass and dirt.
The USATF National Club Cross Country Championships will feature the top clubs from across the United States as they vie for honors and bragging rights as the nation’s top cross country team. More than 100 teams and 1,200 competitors are expected to compete in all of the races combined.
Stay tuned for results on that.
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Danielle Shanahan (left), Kayla Ferron (center) and Cara Ulizio (right) post race.
The road to Foot Locker Nationals for the western region begins at Mt SAC at the Foot Locker Western Regionals. The top ten ladies who cross the line, earn a berth to the 33rd annual Foot Locker Cross Country Championships held next week at Balboa Park in San Diego. There, 40 ladies from four regions throughout the country will compete to see who is the best in the country. One of our Baby Janes made that a reality this past weekend at the Western Regional meet. Kayla Ferron (Redondo Union HS senior) finished 10th overall in a time of 18:52 over the 5000 meter hilly and muddy course. Danielle Shanahan (Bishop Montgomery HS senior), who has been having a dream season of sorts this past cross country season, finished in 13th place just out of the top 10 mark but a remarkable feat nonetheless. Her time was 19:04. Cara Ulizio (Redondo Union HS senior) finished in 85th place in a time of 20:24.
As always, we are so proud of our Baby Janes when they go out and represent the team. Best of luck to Kayla in San Diego!
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Two Janes ran in their local Turkey Day themed races this past week and were overall winners!
Kirsten Leetch got up on Thanksgiving morning before her day of eating and giving thanks to race in the Torrance Turkey Trot. She ran 16:57 over the three mile course.”I haven’t run this course in a few years now, so I was excited to get out after it over this flat course. The boys around me helped keep me going,” said Kirsten post race as she was last seen carrying her turkey trophy to her car.
Tania Fischer waited a few days later to run in the Santa Monica Gobble Wobble where she ran a conservative 18:42 over the 5000 meter course. The second place woman was nearly two minutes behind. “It was fun to get out there and win. I was just looking to get in a good, fast tempo run to get me ready for Nationals,” said Tania post race as she was seen walking off with her pumpkin spice cheesecake she earned for winning.
The Janes traveled to San Francisco to run in the USATF Pacific Association cross country championships this past weekend. Kirsten Leetch, Tania Fischer, Ingrid Walters and Darcy Arreola-Lange was the dynamic foursome who competed as a masters team. Kirsten was 22nd (24:51), Tania was 33rd (25:20), Darcy was 52nd (26:19) and Ingrid was 58th (26:33) and finished first as a team.
The course was at the beautiful Golden Gate Park in the middle of San Francisco. It was muddy and wet from a few weather storms that passed through the days leading up to the meet.
Next up, the Janes will travel to Lexington, Kentucky for the USATF Club Nationals to run in the masters division on December 8th.
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