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Claugus savors selection into SRA Hall of Fame

Jan. 17, 2013 For immediate release Former Rio Americano standout set national records as teenager (Third in a series highlighting the eight members of the Sacramento Running Association’s inaugural Hall of Fame class. Today: Eileen Claugus). Eileen Claugus looks back with deep appreciation for a running career that included national records, marathon victories and a spot as an alternate in the 1,500 meters on the 1972 U.S. Olympic team. What the former Rio Americano High School and UC Davis star really savors, though, is the transition she’s...

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Hall of Famer Rinde keeps on running

Jan. 9, 2013 For immediate release Former Case Roble standout ran eight sub-2:15 marathons (Second in a series highlighting the eight members of the Sacramento Running Association’s inaugural Hall of Fame class. Today: Dennis Rinde). Dennis Rinde can look back on his running career and take great pride in an impressive number of significant accomplishments. The former Casa Roble High School and Sacramento State standout ran eight marathons under 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 2:12:01 effort in finishing seventh at the 1981 Boston...

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Klein delivers huge dose of inspiration

Jan. 4, 2013 For immediate release Rancho Cordova runner encourages others with her Hall of Fame career (First in a series highlighting the eight members of the Sacramento Running Association’s inaugural Hall of Fame class. Today: Helen Klein). Ask Helen Klein what she’s most proud of in her running career and she doesn’t talk about any of the world records she’s set or the demanding ultramarathons she’s conquered. She simply mentions paving the way for others. The 90-year-old Rancho Cordova runner has certainly done that, her inspiring story...

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Wallace returns to SRA ready for success

Feb. 28, 2013 For immediate release Former Sac State star struggled with injury, loss during Trials In a perfect world, Lea Wallace would have raced in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials full of confidence and hope during the biggest week of her running life. But her Trials experience proved far more challenging. The former Sacramento State star suffered a retinal hemorrhage the week before heading to Eugene, leaving her with only partial vision in her right eye. And as she prepared for the first round of the women’s 800 meters, she...

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SRA Elite Team eager to build on 2012 success

Feb. 22, 2013 For immediate release Conley’s Olympic berth, Tapia’s CIM victory among highlights The Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team hopes to build on its impressive first-year success as it heads into 2013. After breakout performances in 2012 by Kim Conley, who made the U.S. Olympic team in the women’s 5,000 meters, and Kevin Tapia, who won the California International Marathon, the SRA Elite Team looks for more major success this year. “There was obviously a lot of exciting stuff happening in the last year,” said Kevin Pool, who...

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Conley grabs second at cross country nationals

Feb. 4, 2013 For immediate release Olympian and SRA Elite Team runner earns a spot in world championships Olympian Kim Conley, who runs for the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team, earned a spot in the World Cross Country Championships with a second-place finish Saturday in the U.S. Cross Country Championships in St. Louis. Conley, a former UC Davis standout, ran with winner Shalane Flanagan for six kilometers in the 8k race before Flanagan pulled ahead in the final 2,000 meters. Flanagan finished in 25 minutes and 49 seconds, with...

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Moore takes reins as SRA’s executive director

April 30, 2013 For immediate release Top sports administrator with strong business record focuses on managing top events, promoting running Ellen Moore, a successful sports administrator with a strong background in business operations and non-profit work, has been selected as the Sacramento Running Association’s new executive director. Moore, who worked as Commissioner of the Pacific Coast Softball Conference and the Western Water Polo Association and as Director of Championships for the West Coast Conference, spent the last 2 ½ years...

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SRA athletes produce top performances

April 23, 2013 For immediate release LaBeaud’s personal record at Mt. SAC, Tapia’s strong Boston finish stand out From the road to the track, the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team continues to deliver strong performances. Natasha LaBeaud shattered her personal best by 25 seconds to win the Olympic Development 5,000 meters at the Mt. SAC Relays last Friday with a 15-minute, 50.34-second effort. SRA teammates Kim Conley and Lea Wallace also ran well, finishing 2-3 in the Invitational Elite 1,500 field with 4:10:03 and 4:10.79 efforts....

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SRA selects Billy Mills as first Hall of Fame inductee

Sept. 24, 2012 For immediate release Nominations open for others to join Olympic 10,000-meter gold medalist Billy Mills delivered one of the greatest upsets in Olympic history. So it’s no surprise the Sacramento Running Association has selected the Fair Oaks resident as the first inductee in its Hall of Fame. Mills stunned the track world by surging past favorite Ron Clarke of Australia and Mohammed Gammoudi of Tunisia to win the gold medal in the 10,000 meters at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo. His then Olympic record time of 28 minutes,...

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Sacramento Running Association donates shoes for kids

Jun 4, 2014 For Immediate Release Giveaway planned during Thursday’s multi-school track meet June 4, 2014 (Sacramento): The Sacramento Running Association plans to give away more than 100 pairs of running shoes at its youth track meet Thursday at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento. The SRA has already donated several hundred pairs of shoes to local school athletic programs and to Hiram Johnson High School’s Family Advocate Program. It plans to give away more shoes to Sacramento inner-city elementary school children Thursday at 3 p.m....

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