Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2011 Road Running Championships & Grand Prix Series Update: 02-28-2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011 is USATF night at the Staples Center! Everyone attending this game will have the opportunity to meet 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Stacy Dragila and her husband Ian Waltz, 2008 Olympic Competitor, and other USATF top athletes.

USATF is giving away TWO pairs of tickets to two USATF members who have registered for the 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss! Send your name and LA Marathon bib number to runner@joness.com by Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 11:59 pm. Winners will be announced at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 9. The exciting March 17 game is between the LA Kings and St. Louis Blues. The 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss is selling out, so register today!

LA Marathon USATF Friends and Family Support Stop at the John Fawcett Union Service Station, San Vicente and 26th Street

John Fawcett, the owner of the Union 76 service station at 26th and San Vicente has generously offered to host USATF on LA Marathon day, March 20. At less than three miles from the finish of the LA Marathon, join us to cheer to on marathon runners as they hit the final downhill stretch before the big finish near the Santa Monica pier. There will be a DJ, music, food, and a festive atmosphere to raise the spirits of spectators and runners! Everyone is welcomed!

Union 76 Station Owner John Fawcett

Brea 8 km Top 3 USATF Open and Masters Finishers: 
Open 1st: Daniel Rojas, M-28, 24:44, Cheryl Smith, F-30, 27:47
Open 2nd: Humberto Sanchez, M-28, 26:47, Emily Mitchell, F-32, 29:45
Open 3rd: Gilbert Salazar, M-38, 26:49, Elyse Shimada, F-23, 29:49

Masters 1st: Christian Cushing-Murray, M-43, 26:29, Kirsten Leetch, F-45, 29:20
Masters 2nd: Mark Steyvers, M-40, 27:01, Tania Fischer, F-44, 29:24
Masters 3rd: Jon Megeff , M-47, 27:19 Terry Luzader, F-50, 32:03

Full age-graded results and Grand Prix scores will be posted soon.

See you at the starting line!

Wayne Joness
Chair, Southern California USATF Open Athletics LDR