All-Empire boys track and field team

The 2015 All-Empire boys track and field team. Read Article →
Rancho Cotate senior Justin Zinnerman, the 2014-15 All-Empire boys track athlete of the year. (Christopher Chung / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire boys track athlete of the year Justin Zinnerman

After battling ankle injuries early, Zinnerman found his groove and excelled. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton advanced to the final round of the discus with a throw of 135 feet, 9 inches.

Carter, Scranton, Bowen advance to state track finals

Freshmen Rylee Bowen and Kirsten Carter, as well as senior Allison Scranton, all advanced to Saturday’s finals of the CIF Track and Field Championship in Clovis. Read Article →
Senior Nicholas Rauch runs during practice at Casa Grande High School on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 south of Petaluma. (BETH SCHLANKER / The Press Democrat)

Benefield: Casa Grande’s Nicholas Rauch focusing on one chance to shine at state track meet

Rauch is the finest male distance runner Casa Grande has ever produced, says his coach. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen (PD file).

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire freshmen Rylee Bowen, Kirsten Carter among those headed to state meet

The future of Redwood Empire running arrived at UC Berkeley’s Edwards Stadium on four skinny legs. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School’s Kirsten Carter, center, easily wins the girls 200-meter dash Saturday in the NCS Redwood Empire track meet. (John Burgess / PD)

NCS track and field championships: Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter advances in 2 events

Freshman won her preliminary heats in both the 200- and 400-meter dash events. Read Article →
El Molino senior Lani Gaspar.  (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

NCS track and field: Redwood Empire athletes look to secure trip to state meet

The NCS Meet of Champions gets under way Friday. Read Article →
Santa Rosa High School’s Kirsten Carter, center, easily wins the girls 200-meter dash Saturday in the NCS Redwood Empire track meet. (John Burgess / PD)

High school track and field: Santa Rosa’s Kirsten Carter a 4-time winner at NCS Redwood Empire area meet

Freshman sensation won 200- and 400-meter races with personal bests. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen (PD file).

High school track and field: Sonoma Academy’s Rylee Bowen dominates NCS Class A Championships

Freshman phenom was the only triple winner at the meet. Read Article →

Empire Track & Field Bests

The season's best marks in Empire track and field competition. Read Article →
Petaluma's Allison Scranton (PD File, 2014).

SCL track and field championships: Analy boys, Petaluma girls win

Sonoma Valley’s Amy Stanfield collected three blue ribbons. Read Article →
Windsor's Maddie Call, center, won the 100m High Hurdles during the North Bay League track finals held at Windsor High School, Friday, May 15, 2015. (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

NBL track and field finals: records, redemption on Friday

Windsor girls recover from relay baton miss that disqualified them. Read Article →
El Molino senior Lani Gaspar has the Redwood Empire's best times in the 100 and 200, second-best in the 400 and second-best triple jump. (John Burgess / The Press Democrat)

Track and field’s top performances in Redwood Empire

Top performances by Empire athletes. Read Article →

Track & Field Bests

The top marks in track & field in the Redwood Empire for the 2015 season. Read Article →
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Results: Boys Viking Classic

See results of Saturday's Boys Viking Classic. Read Article →

Track & Field Bests

The top marks in track & field in the Redwood Empire for the 2015 season. Read Article →
Petaluma senior Allison Scranton has the second-best mark in the shot put and the top mark in the discus. (John Burgess, The Press Democrat)

Empire Track & Field Bests

The top marks in track & field in the Redwood Empire for the 2015 season. Read Article →

Track: Santa Rosa Twilight Invitational results

Results from Saturday's big track meet at Santa Rosa Junior College. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Shannon Pallidino, left, overtakes Santa Rosa's Delaney White on the final stretch of the girls 1,600-meter run during the Santa Rosa Twilight Invitational track meet at Santa Rosa Junior College on April 11, 2014. (Alvin Jornada / The Press Democrat)

Twilight Meet to draw track and field athletes from 30 schools

More than 900 track and field athletes will take part in the annual Twilight Meet Saturday. Read Article →
El Molino senior Lani Gaspar has the fastest times in the 100m and 200m in Sonoma County this year. 
(Photo by John Burgess/Press Democrat)

Benefield: Fast times at El Mo High

Lani Gaspar, a senior, has already taken over the school 100-meter dash record and is knocking on the door of El Molino's 200-meter mark. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Delaney White competes during the state cross country championships last season. (Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat)

Empire Track & Field Bests

Top Empire track & field marks for the 2015 season through April 7, 2015. Read Article →
In this November 2014 file photo, Sonoma Academy's Rylee Bowen takes first place in Division 5 with a time of 18:36 during the 2014 CIF State Cross Country Championships at Woodward Park in Fresno. 
(Crista Jeremiason/The Press Democrat)

PD Preps Insider: Bowen wins 3,000m at Stanford

Locals put on a fine showing at the super-competitive Stanford Invitational track meet last weekend in Palo Alto, highlighted by Rylee Bowen’s victory in the 3,000 meters. Read Article →
Casa Grande's Nicholas Rauch, in green left of center, finished second in the 1600 meters with a time of 4:16:85. at the 2014 NCS Meet of Champions at the University of California-Berkeley on May 31, 2014. (CHRISTOPHER CHUNG / The Press Democrat)

Empire Track & Field Bests

Best track & field marks in the Empire this season Read Article →

Empire Track & Field Bests

Best track & field marks in the Empire this season Read Article →
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Empire Track and field bests

Track and field bests compiled for The Press Democrat by Jim Crowhurst. Read Article →
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Track and field: Freshmen girls lead way at Big Cat Invitational

Fresh faces shined at the Big Cat Invitational at Santa Rosa High on Saturday. Read Article →

Sonoma Academy coaching openings

Tennis is the ninth varsity sport now offered by the small private high school in Santa Rosa Read Article →
Maria Carrillo graduate Dante Hay (Crista Jeremiason / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Boys Track & Field: Pumas’ Dante Hay ends season on high note

The Maria Carrillo grad earned multiple first-place finishes. Read Article →

Empire roundup: Former St. Vincent hockey star named to All-America team

Capping a standout run for the Air Force Academy hockey team, Adam McKenzie was named to the Capital One Academic All-America at-large second team. Read Article →
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Empire duo achieve personal bests in state track finals

Two athletes advanced to the finals of the CIF championships. Read Article →