Track and field bests for the week of April 7

Track and field bests for Empire high schools. Read Article →

Track and field bests

Top marks around the Redwood Empire so far this season Read Article →

High school track: Frosh-soph pair shines at Windsor Relays

Montgomery’s Margaret Smith, Ukiah’s Sala Fitisemanu outperform varsity counterparts Read Article →
Montgomery graduate Kim Conley turns the corner during the 2,000-meter race at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in February in Roxbury, Mass. Conley won the race. (Photo by Victor Sailer)

Montgomery grad Kim Conley proving she can go any distance

Kim Conley has made herself into someone who can win a race at practically any distance. Read Article →

Casa’s Lawson quick at Big Cat Invitational

Gauchos’ football star helps track team post impressive marks in early season competition Read Article →

College recruiting realities

Montgomery forum Wednesday. Topics include: The school picks you; athletes must market themselves; find funding beyond the athletic scholarship. Read Article →
Kim Conley was a standout at Montgomery High.

Track and field: Former Montgomery star Conley wins Millrose 3,000

Former Montgomery standout built big lead early before finishing with personal best. Read Article →

PD Preps Insider: Empire athletes to sign letters of intent

A behind-the-scenes look at high school sports across the Empire. Read Article →

Sonoma Valley’s Albrecht multisport standout

By MICHAEL COIT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT Growing up with athletic brothers exposed Mackenzie Albrecht to competition on the playing field before she could kick, hit or shoot a ball. Soon ... Read Article →

El Molino seeks varsity track and field coach

El Molino high competes in the Sonoma County League Read Article →
Alyssa Navratil, a sophomore volleyball and softball player at Rancho Cotate High, has a question during baseline concussion testing at the school Saturday morning. 
Credit: Kent Porter / The Press Democrat

Rancho Cotate launches concussion program

Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park on Saturday launched what backers are calling the most comprehensive concussion awareness program among high school athletic programs in Sonoma County. Read Article →

Conley falters, finishes 12th in 5,000 meters in Moscow

The Montgomery graduate clocked in at 15:36.58, off both her personal best and qualifying time, Saturday at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Read Article →

Conley qualifies for 5,000 meters final

PRESS DEMOCRAT NEWS SERVICES Santa Rosa runner Kim Conley ran her 5,000 meters heat in 15 minutes, 9.57 seconds Tuesday night to qualify for the World Championships 5,000 final in Moscow. ... Read Article →
Maria Carrillo senior Kathleen Durand (Beth Schlanker / The Press Democrat)

All-Empire Girls Track & Field: Carrillo’s Durand a natural with a discus

She's the first Empire female student-athlete to break the 140-foot discus mark. Read Article →

Empire roundup: Conley finishes fourth; SR Freeze postponed

Kim Conley fell just shy of qualifying for the United States team heading to the World Track and Field Championships. Read Article →
Montgomery graduate Kim Conley won the third and final spot on the U.S. Olympic team in the women's 5,000 meters in 2012. (Associated Press)

Former Viking standouts eager to take on world’s best

Montgomery grads Kim Conley and Sara Hall will be looking to make their mark at the USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships this weekend. Read Article →

Empire track and field seedings

A list of Empire athletes who will compete in this weekend's state meet in Clovis. Read Article →
Sonoma Academy's Kiana Herold clears 5' 6" in the high jump at the NCS Meet of Champions in Berkeley. 
Photo credit: Scott Manchester / The Press Democrat

Herold is Sonoma Academy’s first MOC champion

Most people wouldn’t choose the athlete with the surgically repaired ACL to win the North Coast Section Meet of Champions high jump competition. Sonoma Academy’s Kiana Herold soared past that logic Saturday, topping her own personal record by 2 inches with a leap of 5 feet 7 inches. Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Dontae Garcia leads off for his team in the 4x100-meter relay at the NCS Meet of Champions on
Photo credit: Scott Manchester / The Press Democrat

Pumas’ five qualifiers highlight NCS results

Maria Carrillo throwers coach Joel Durand said coaching his daughter Kathleen is more intense than training other athletes. Durand can rest easy now, knowing his Sacramento State-bound daughter, Kathleen, is the best girls discus thrower in the North Coast Section. Read Article →

Meet of Champions: Top local contenders

A detailed look at the NCS Meet of Champions Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Sadia Ibrahim. (Photo by Scott Manchester, The Press Democrat)

Meet of Champions: Ibrahim, Polk lead pack at NCS finals

Qualifying for state meet will be tougher than ever, with just top three advancing. Read Article →
Santa Rosa's Morgan Bertsch cleared 5-6 in the high jump during the Redwood Empire Area Track Meet on Saturday. (Alvin Jornada / For The Press Democrat)

Panther girls dominate NCS Redwood Empire track championships

The Santa Rosa girls team finished first in the team competition, while Maria Carrillo captured the top spot on the boys side. The top seven individual finishers in each respective event at the Redwood Empire championships automatically qualify for the Meet of Champions. Read Article →
Healdsburg's Maria Barragan. (Photo by Crista Jeremiason, The Press Democrat)

PADECKY: Healdsburg track excels by following the leader

One would think this story is about winning. It isn’t. It’s about inspiration, the kind that comes, not from words, but from actions. Read Article →

Saturday’s Empire sports schedule

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Track and field: SRJC sending four to CCCAA state meet

The Bear Cubs' contingent s led by Maria Carrillo graduate Alex Wolf-Root, ranked eighth in the state at 5,000 meters. Read Article →

Track & field bests

Track and field bests for the 2013 season. Read Article →
Extending gloved hands skyward in racial protest, U.S. athletes Tommie Smith, center, and John Carlos stare downward during the playing of the Star Spangled Banner after Smith received the gold and Carlos the bronze for the 200 meter run at the Summer Olympic Games in Mexico City on Oct. 16, 1968. Australian silver medalist Peter Norman is at left. (AP Photo)

Empire roundup: Olympic sprint legend to honor area greats

John Carlos will take part of program Saturday at SRJC featuring 20 who hold track and field marks Read Article →

SCL track finals results

Complete team and top 3 final results for individual events Read Article →
Maria Carrillo's Herbie Polk won the 200- and 400-meter dash on Friday at the NBL track finals. (Photo by Scott Manchester, The Press Democrat)

NBL track finals complete results

Click through to see results for boys and girls varsity and junior varsity events Read Article →

Carrillo boys, Santa Rosa girls claim NBL meet

UPDATE: Now includes complete team results and top 3 results for every varsity final event. Read Article →