San Silvestre Vallecana (Madrid, Spain)
Dena Evans ran the historic festive 10K in the international division.
USATF Club Cross Country Championships (Spokane, WA)
The men’s team, led by Chandler Kemp in 65th took 13th of 50 scoring teams (second best team placing ever), with a 58 second spread between 1-5. The women charged home to another outstanding 4th place finish, led once more by Ayla Granados in 11th individually, good enough for selection to the US team for the Great Stirling Cross Country in January..
Rancho Cordova PAL Holiday Run 5K (Rancho Cordova, CA)
Josh Gruver finished the year with a win!
California International Marathon (Sacramento, CA)
Victoria O’Neil and Josh MacDonald debuted, with Victoria earning a solid even-split 2:52.
Capitol 5K (Sacramento, CA)
Josh Gruver fell, but still managed to get up and take second.
PAUSATF Cross Country Championships
Ayla Granados again led the team with our eighth individual female win in the past nine years. The women’s team of Granados, Maya Weigel, Mara Olson, Marissa Ferrante, Stephanie Pancoast, Maddy Berkson, and Christine Hoffman finished a very close second in a fire-altered race date fixture, the 10th straight year in which our women’s team has placed on the podium. Our men, fielding only the five scorers due to the date change, still managed a strong fourth.
Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot (San Jose, CA)
Ayla Granados finished strongly in 9th in the Elite Women’s race, with Trevor Halsted, Steven Grolle, Jarrett Moore, Sean Smith, and Brent Varga all competing well against the PA field. Lauren Schultz had a season best time in the Open 5K, with Benedikt Bünz earning second in the Open 10K. Tania Morimoto and Melinda DiNapoli also contested the 5K and 10K respectively.
Seniors First Turkey Trot 5K (Orlando, FL)
Tasia Potasinski won in 16:49.
Run to Feed the Hungry (Sacramento, CA)
Courtney Heiner took second in a season’s best 16:58.
Run for Pie 5K (Aptos, CA)
Marissa Ferrante and Victoria O’Neil went 1-2, earning pie for their efforts.
Gobble Wobble 5K (Burlingame, CA)
Stephanie Pancoast won the north peninsula tradition.
Durango Turkey Trot 8K (Durango, CA)
Maggie Yount and Sam Yount both finished first.
Saint Paul Turkey Trot 10K (St. Paul, MN)
Mara Olson took home top honors on a chilly day.
Dana Point Turkey Trot (Dana Point, CA)
Joshua Sealand finished top 10.
Brooks Beasts Desert Throwdown (Las Vegas, NV)
Ayla Granados was sixth in 4:44, Tasia Potasinski a close ninth in the new road mile event.
Maddy Berkson took second place in her debut effort for the team.
Benedikt Bünz took second place in the Olympic distance event.
Matt Leach took seventh in the tactical open race, while Maya Weigel finished 22nd in her first US road championships.
Trevor Halsted’s third place on home turf led Steven Grolle and Josh Sealand in the top 10 with Nick Ratto in 18th at the windy 8K affair.
Tasia Potasinski cruised to a 1:18 personal best victory.
Lauren Schultz notched her latest fall road win.
Marissa Ferrante won the Open women’s race, with Chandler Kemp opening his fall campaign with a third place Open men’s finish.
Josh Gruver and Courtney Heiner both picked up another road win.
Matt Leach took 5th.
Stephanie Pancoast took 5th place.
Marissa Ferrante earned 4th place.
Jake Shoemaker won his debut marathon in the beautiful surroundings of Maine’s fall foliage season.
Newcomer Mara Olson won the local event.
Josh Sealand led Martin O’Connell and Brent Varga with a fourth place individual finish.
Lauren Schultz earned the victory.
Amy Schnittger and Maya Weigel snagged top 10 places and road bests in this always competitive women’s race.
Matt Lenehan hit a big personal best of 2:23.
Martin O’Connell took third in the 10K, Josh MacDonald debuted in the half.
Victoria O’Neil was top 15 and third in her age group in a big PR of 1:22.
Steven Grolle, Nick Ratto, and Brendon Fish earned 3rd, 4th, and 5th in the inaugural event.
Courtney Heiner and Josh Gruver both capitalized on summer fitness gains, Heiner particularly, in 13th place.
Matt Leach led a trio of men with 13th place in his fall cross opener, Abby Hong also competed on the women’s side.
Amy Schnittger opened her fall season with a top 20 finish.
Jake Shoemaker tempoed for the win.
Frogtown XC Coaches’ Race
Courtney Heiner and Josh Gruver both were the top finishing coaches at the meet for their Rancho Cordova High School crew.
Abby Hong won in her debut race for the team, with Carmen Mejia 26th as well. On the men’s side, Trevor Halsted, Josh Sealand, Jarrett Moore, and Steven Grolle all finished between 7-12th place.
In his second race of the week, Matt Lenehan took second place.
Collin Leibold earned the victory.
Patriot Run 5K (Mount Vernon, VA)
Lauren Schultz took second place.
Maggie Yount set the course record in victory, with Sam and Dale Taylor also posting top 50 finishes.
Matt Leach again won the individual regional title, with Stephanie Pancoast fourth, Matt Lenehan fifth, and Kirk Schiebelhut and Ben Mears also nabbing top 20 spots.
Tori Tsolis closed her season with a sixth place finish.
Steven Grolle took on a challenge outside of his comfort zone, and earned a spot in the top 50.
Jarrett Moore tested himself at the collegiate home opener for his alma mater.
Maggie Yount again won the race in a strong 1:19 at altitude, while Sam took another podium spot in third.
Tori Tsolis took 3rd place, while Ayla Granados and Jarrett Moore both earned 8th.
Sam Yount took 2nd, while Maggie Yount was the women’s victor.
Natalie Tanner took 14th in the 10,000m, representing Germany in her first major championships appearance.
Collin Leibold took third in 4:10.
Matt Lenehan took the victory.
Tori Tsolis raced another 1500m, but did not improve her 2018 best.
Ayla Granados and Jarrett Moore won the feature 2 mile event.
Tori Tsolis shaved another second off her 2018 best while taking 5th.
Ayla Granados won with Amy Schnittger third place.
Natalie Tanner took 5th with a big PR of 15:55 in the 5000m.
Big team presence with five women in the top 30, led by Caitlin Chrisman in 10th. Jake Petralia also 32nd on the men’s side.
Tori Tsolis and Ayla Granados both competed in the 1500m, with Tori earning a season’s best.
Tori Tsolis won the 1500m title.
Ayla Granados competed in the 1500m.
Jake Shoemaker continues his winning streak.
Trevor Halsted sampled a new discipline with a top 30 finish at the famed uphill race.
Tori Tsolis earned runner-up honors in the top heat of the 1500m.
Matt Leach won the 3000m and took second in the 1500m.
Natalie Tanner won and Steven Grolle took 4th.
Caitlin Chrisman took second place.
Jake Shoemaker took the victory.
Ayla Granados won the race.
Matt Leach contended early before taking 15th in his first senior outdoor championships.
Maya Weigel earned 13th place in the 5000m in her first outdoor championships.
Strong group showing with Tori Tsolis winning in her first 2018 race. Jarrett Moore took home a podium spot in third on the men’s side, with Jake Petralia in fourth, Amy Schnittger also racing in the top 10 and Victoria O’Neil securing a road PR.
Matt Leach won the individual title while running for Google’s corporate team.
Natalie Tanner won in a training effort.
Ben Mears finished his season with a solid effort in the late spring classic.
Max Norris, Josh Sealand, Trevor Halsted (5000m) and Ayla Granados (1500m) all competed but did not improved on season’s bests.
Caitlin Chrisman won this Long Course GP fixture.
Tasia Potasinski (1500m), Maya Weigel (5000m), and Matt Leach (5000m) all scored personal bests. Josh Sealand won his heat of the 1500, Carmen Mejia earned a season best in the 800m and Ayla Granados competed well in the 1500.
April Greer took second in the 400m.
Kaitlin Goodman took home a close second place.
Victoria O’Neil PR’ed by 15 seconds and Amy Schnittger had her second fastest time ever in the 10,000m.
Maggie Yount had the fastest run split to take second in her age group.
In the second part of the weekend doubleheader, Maya Weigel and Ayla Granados took 3rd and 4th, while Matt Leach and Trevor Halsted both dipped under 4, and Benedikt Bünz finished in 4:02.
8th place for Kaitlin Goodman in the famed road race.
Ashland Trail Race 10K (Ashland, MA)
Jake Shoemaker won the early summer effort.
Amy Schnittger let the crew of several PRs with second place. Tasia Potasinski and Victoria O'Neil also set personal bests in the top 10, with Max Norris (slight PR), Trevor Halsted (season best), and Joshua Sealand (season best) repping for the men. Matt Leach and Maya Weigel paced.
Chandler Kemp finished fourth in his debut effort, 3rd Canadian.
Maggie Yount won, Sam Yount was 4th.
Maggie Yount won the amateur division.
4 women finished in the top 15, led by Kaitlin Goodman in 4th and Amy Schnittger in 8th. 3 men were in the top 21, with Max Norris leading in 18th. Matt Lenehan and Vitor Rodrigues also competed, while Benedikt Bünz earned 2nd overall in the Hayes Street Hill Challenge.
Natalie Tanner was 13th, helping Germany to the team bronze in her first international competition. Matt Leach was 7th in the concurrent British Championships, 22nd overall in a deep field.
Ayla Granados improved her season's best in the 1500m to 4:13. Maya Weigel ran 15:58 again in the 5000m, and Tasia Potasinski had yet another 1500m time under last year's PR.
Tasia Potasinski was 6th in the 1500m.
Benedikt Bünz was 4th in the 800m.
Carmen Mejia was 3rd in Heat 2 of the 800m, with a season's best of 2:10.30.
Kaitlin Goodman won.
Maya Weigel won, Ayla Granados was second, and April Greer top 30 for the women, while Trevor Halsted was 3rd for the men.
Caitlin Chrisman was 4th.
Amy Schnittger was 24th in a tough race on a hilly course.
Kaitlin Goodman brought home the win.
Tasia Potasinski had yet another PR, this time as she won the 800m in 2:08. Ayla was close behind as she won her heat of the 800m as well (Carmen Mejia 6th in Tasia's heat). Benedikt Bünz improved his season's best in the 1500m and Josh MacDonald was fifth in the 5000m.
Matt Leach (13:54) and Natalie Tanner had lifetime bests over 5000m, as did Tasia Potasinki. Collin Leibold made his 2018 track debut in the 1500m, while Ayla Granados, Maya Weigel (1500m), and Courtney Heiner (steeple) competed, but did not improve on seasonal bests.
Max Norris was a strong second with Benedikt Bünz and Matt Lenehan also in the top 10. Andrea Thyen earned her first PA top 10, with Victoria O'Neil in 11th and April Greer improving over last year.
Vitor Rodrigues won and Melinda DiNapoli earned a photo finish second place.
Evan Appel closed in 62 for a close second in the 5000m.
Bryan Crook took 3rd in his first 10 mile race.
Ben Mears was runner-up.
April Greer won.
Earth Day 5K (Durango, CO)
Maggie Yount was second woman while pushing the stroller, while Sam won overall.
Tasia Potasinski earned a lifetime PR by winning her 1500m heat. Matt Leach won his 1500m heat as well with Benedikt Bünz only a few places behind. Courtney Heiner (steeple), and Max Norris (10,000m) had season bests, and Josh MacDonald raced his first steeple in two years.
Ayla Granados won her 800m heat in a new lifetime best.
Evan Appel had a 12 second PR, Victoria O'Neil a 6 second PR, and Amy Schnittger a 2nd best time ever in the 5000m. Carmen Mejia had a seasonal best in the 800.
Ayla Granados was 14th in the invitational 1500m.
Maya Weigel enjoyed another huge PR of 15:58 in the 5000m, taking 5th.
Andrea Thyen won the inaugural race, with Chandler Kemp taking 3rd and Jake Petralia earning 5th.
Hoka One One Santa Barbara Easter Relays Elite Miles (Santa Barbara, CA)
Ayla Granados set a club best for the track mile at 4:38.49, taking third place, with Tasia Potasinski also competing.
Woody Wilson Invitational (Davis, CA)
Lifetime best for Victoria O'Neil and seasonal improvement for Courtney Heiner in the 1500m.
Greer Park 4 Mile (Durango, CO)
Sam Yount took home the W.
United Rock 'n' Roll San Francisco Half Marathon (San Francisco, CA)
Matt Lenehan won while Andrea Thyen took second.
Credit Union Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run (Washington D.C.)
Matt Jablonski set a new competitive club best at 50:54, with Collin Leibold close behind in his first competitive effort of 2018.
Sactown 10 Miler / PAUSATF GP (Sacramento, CA)
Caitlin Chrisman took 7th in a controlled effort and Ben Mears 17th.
Run the Rim 10K (Fort Lewis, CO)
Maggie Yount won.
Cooper River Bridge Run 10K (Charleston, SC)
Kaitlin Goodman earned her second straight top US finish and top 10.
Pomona-Pitzer Invitational (Claremont, CA)
Maya Weigel earned fourth in the 1500m, just one second off her PR.
SF State Distance Carnival (Hayward, CA)
Carmen Mejia took fourth in the 800m.
Stanford Track & Field Invitational (Stanford, CA)
Natalie Tanner ran a 65 second personal best in the 10,000m for 32:35, good for 13th in the world for 2018. Amy Schnittger and Caitlin Chrisman also PR'ed in the 10,000m, while Maya Weigel earned a 12 second 5000m best and Ayla Granados ran her second fastest 5000m on the track. Courtney Heiner had a strong 3000m steeplechase opener.
SF State Distance Carnival (Hayward, CA)
Tasia Potasinski won the 1500m, Evan Appel earned a five second PR in the 5000m, and Victoria O'Neil ran her second fastest ever 10,000m. Max Norris also competed in his first 10,000m and Benedikt Bünz had a solid opener in the 5000m.
Oakland Running Festival (Oakland, CA)
Carmen Mejia took 2nd in the 5K.
Newport -Mesa Spirit Run Mile / 5K (Newport Beach, CA)
Ayla Granados won the Elite MIle in 4:35 with Maya Weigel close behind in second and Carmen Mejia with a strong 8th. Benedikt Bünz ran 4:08 for 8th on the men's side. Granados and Weigel doubled back to take 2nd and 3rd in the 5K, where Bünz also competed.
United NYC Half Marathon (New York, NY)
Matt Leach was 22nd in a deep pro field. Melinda DiNapoli and Dena Evans also competed.
She.Is.Beautiful. 5K / 10K (Santa Cruz, CA)
Amy Schnittger won the 10K, while Natalie Tanner won the 5K, with Victoria O'Neil 3rd.
Napa Valley Trail Half Marathon (Calistoga, CA)
Tania Morimoto took the victory in her first trail race.
Trevor Halsted led 7 men in the top 15 to a strong runner-up team finish in our GP team score of the year.
Courtney Heiner won the 2000m steeple and Carmen Mejia opened her post-collegiate career with a win in the 800m
Amy Schnittger, Natalie Tanner, Victoria O'Neil, and Andrea Thyen went 1-2-3-4 on the women's side, while Jake Petralia won overall and Melinda DiNapoli won her age group.
Bryan Crook took the victory.
Caitlin Chrisman won in the first PAUSATF Long Course GP action of the year.
Courtney Heiner won the 1500m and took 6th in the 800m. Cristhian Montenegro took 5th in Heat 1 of the 800m
Heather Hunt won a year's worth of Chik-Fil-A!
UC Berkeley All-Comer (Berkeley, CA)
Max Norris won the 3200m with a big close, while Cristhian Montenegro opened up his 800m campaign.
Courtney Heiner won in her second straight appearance in this event.
Natalie Tanner took second in her 5000m heat, running just off her personal best in 16:11. Ayla Granados also opened near her personal best in the 3000m at 9:23, and newcomer Tasia Potasinski took home 9:38 in her first ever 3000.
Trevor Halsted (3rd), Chandler Kemp, and Josh MacDonald all finished in the top 10, with Amy Schnittger earning runner-up position on the women's side. Dena Evans also competed.
Ben Mears opened 2018 with a third place finish while Evan Appel won the 5K.
Los Gatos All-Comers (Los Gatos, CA)
Cristhian Montenegro competed in the 400 and the 2 mile
Ayla Granados and Rebecca Mehra competed for the 7th place Team USA squad.