MIDDLE DISTANCE RUNNERS ALISA HARVEY AND ELKANA KOSGEI TO USHER IN 2011 TRACK SEASON AT DELAWARE INVITATIONAL INDOOR TRACK MEET ON JANUARY 7, 2011 \\ ALISA AND JACKIE START OF 2011 WITH MILE RACE AT U OF DELAWARE
January 07, 2011
NATIONAL RECORD, TWO PR'S, THREE USATF INDOOR QUALIFYING MARKS AND MULTIPLE WINS HIGHLIGHT BUSY MID JANUARY WEEKEND FOR RIADHA
January 15, 2011
ALISA HARVEY SETS AMERICAN MILE RECORD (MASTERS) IN ANNAPOLIS
Alisa Harvey broke the USA (45-49) Masters Mile Record previously held by Joan Nesbit Mabe at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, MD on January 15. In a field loaded with collegians, Alisa took charge and hammered the pace from the gun, holding her own and crossing the finish line in 2nd place with a time of 5:04.02, 0.51 seconds under the previous record. This is her third USA Mile record as her 35 - 39 and 40 - 44 records still stand.
2. Alisa Harvey 5:04.02 (45-49 AMERICAN RECORD!!!)
IN TWO SEPARATE MEETS, BECKY AND EPLEY CLEAR 6 FEET (1.83METERS) IN SEASON OPENERS TO WIN THEIR EVENTS AND HIT THE USA INDOOR NATIONALS QUALIFYING MARK
Jumping from a half approach in Lincoln, NE, Epley Bullock comfortably cleared 6'0"/1.83 to start off her 2011 season. Moments later down in Albuquerque, NM, current USA Olympic Training Center Resident and Riadha Athlete Becky Christensen leaped over 1.83m in her season opener.
UNM LOBO COLLEGIATE OPEN
Albuquerque Convention Center
Women's High Jump
1. Becky Christensen 1.83m (6'0")
HOLIDAY INN INVITATIONAL
Women's High Jump
1. Epley Bullock 1.83m (6'0")
KARLY HAMRIC WITH 800M PR IN SEASON OPENER, ALSO UNDER USA INDOOR QUALIFYING STANDARD
Karly destroyed the 800M field as she prepares for the Five Nations Match 1500M Race to be held later this month in Glasgow, Scotland.
DOUG RAYMOND INVITATIONAL
1. Karly Hamric 2:07.72 (PR!)
January 14, 2011
KRISTIN WINS AND JACQUI WITH PR AS THREE RIADHA ATHLETES AT NYC MEET
Steeplers Kristin Anderson and Jacqui Wentz had a solid showing at their season opener. Leading wire to wire, Kristin cruised to take the 3000m race and Jacqui toughed out a 2nd place finish in the seeded mile race with a 4 secs PR. Dennis Wolff competed in the congested seeded mile placing 8th in 4:14.19.
Armory Track & Field Center
Women's Seeded Mile
2. Jacqui Wentz 4:55.87 (4 secs PR!)
1. Kristin Anderson 9:49.03
Men's Seeded Mile
8. Dennis Wolff 4:14.19
KANDRICK WITH STRONG SEASON OPENER AS HE BECOMES FOURTH QUALIFIER FOR USATF INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 22, 2011
Men's 55m Hurdles
1. Kandrick Cooper 7.32
KARLY HAMRIC TO REPRESENT USA AT FIVE NATIONS MATCH IN GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
January 29, 2011
RIADHA CONCLUDES JANUARY WITH OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES IN A WEEKEND THAT SAW A THIRD OLYMPIC TRIALS QUALIFIER, A DISPLAY OF RAW GUTS, JUMPERS FLYING EVEN HIGHER, SEASON BESTS, AND THE RETURN OF JACOB KORIR
January 29, 2011
LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS RISE TO THE OCCASION AT USA HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS
After major disruptions in her training, Serena Burla displayed Riadha style toughness as she led Clara and Loretta to impressive performances against the deepest field assembled for the USA Half Marathon Championships. Former Mountaineer Clara Grandt became the third Riadha athlete to qualify for the Olympic Trials. The race was very important as the runners were able to preview the 8 mile loop that they'll face three times during the Olympic Trials. The trio now turns their focus to January 14, 2012.
2011 USA HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Half Marathon /13.1 Miles
2. Serena Burla 1:11:38
6. Clara Grandt 1:13:13 PR! - 2012 Olympic Trials Qualifier
11. Loretta Kilmer 1:14:59
KARLY HAMRIC GETS A TASTE OF INTERNATIONAL FLAVOR AS SHE DEBUTS FOR TEAM USA WITH A 1500M USATF INDOOR QUALIFYING MARK IN SCOTLAND
In what appeared to be a tactical race, Riadha co-team captain Karly Hamric kept it together for a very close third in the 1500m race - very impressive especially following Team USA's travel wows due to the massive North Eastern snow storm last week.
3. Karly Hamric 4:21:41
AFTER A LONG LAYOFF DUE TO KNEE INJURY, JACOB KORIR RETURNS TO COMPETITION WITH RESPECTABLE 2ND PLACE FINISH IN LEXINGTON, KY
ROD MCCRAVY MEMORIAL MEET
2. Jacob Korir 8:17.08
DENNIS WOLFF WITH ~ 4 SECONDS IMPROVEMENT IN 2011 MILE TIME
BU TERRIER CLASSIC
Men's Mile / Heat Two
5. Dennis Wolff 4:10.99 Season Best
January 28, 2011
EPLEY AND BECKY IMPROVE THEIR HIGH JUMP MARK AS THEY CRACK THE 2011 IAAF INDOOR LIST
2. Epley Bullock 6'2" / 1.88m
1. Becky Christensen 6' 0.75" / 1.85m
ALISA HARVEY SHATTERS WORLD MASTERS (45) 800M RECORD AT NAVAL ACADEMY
February 10, 2011
Alisa Harvey decimated the USA 800m Masters Record at the Naval Academy. Charging from the gun, Alisa held on for second place in a race that also saw the Naval Academy Fieldhouse record fall. Jackie Gruendel improved her season mile time by 9 seconds placing 2nd in her race.
2. Alisa Harvey 2:14.38 - WORLD RECORD!
2. Jackie Gruendel 5:07.50 - Season Best!
WHAT A WEEKEND!!! 11 ATHLETES, ONE WORLD RECORD, FIVE PERSONAL BESTS, FOUR SEASON BESTS. RESULTS BELOW.
February 12, 2011
KANDRICK COOPER ZIPS TO 60M HURDLE PR AT AKRON INVITATIONAL WHILE JACOB KORIR "WIPES OUT" AND STILL GETS BACK UP TO FINISH IN SEASON BEST
Men's 60m Hurdles
1. Kandrick Cooper 7.81s PR!
5. Jacob Korir 8:15.39 SB
KRISTIN ANDERSON LEADS RIADHA WITH WIN AND SEASON BEST AT NYC ARMORY SATURDAY NIGHT MEET
NYRR SATURDAY NIGHT THE ARMORY III
1. Kristin Anderson 9:32.72 SB
8. Jacqui Wentz 9:46.79 PB
10. Dennis Wolff 8:34.54 PB
JUMPERS STILL GOING HIGHER AS EPLEY SETS A PR WITH 6 FEET 3.25 INCHES CLEARANCE AND BECKY GETS SEASON BEST AT 6FEET 1.2 INCHES
ARKANSAS TYSON INVITATIONAL
Women's High Jump
1. Epley Bullock 1.91M (6'3.25") PR!
FLOTRACK HUSKY INVITATIONAL
Women's High Jump
1. Becky Christensen 1.86M (6'1.25") SB!
February 11, 2011
KARLY HAMRIC WITH MILE PR AT BU VALENTINES INVITATIONAL AS PERENNIAL RIADHA ATHLETE JENNIFER DAVIS OPENS HER SEASON WITH A SOLID 1000M
BU VALENTINES INVITATIONAL
2. Karly Hamric 4:37.55 - PR!
5. Jennifer Davis 2:49.92
EPLEY BULLOCK IS NATIONAL CHAMPION AS RIADHA HIGH JUMPERS CAPTURE THE TOP TWO SPOTS!
February 26 - 27, 2011
IN A FITTING FINALE TO WHAT HAS BEEN AN OUTSTANDING INDOOR SEASON FOR RIADHA, EPLEY BULLOCK AND BECKY CHRISTENSEN COMFORTABLY SECURED THE TOP TWO SPOTS AT THE USA INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM. KARLY HAMRIC AND KANDRICK COOPER ALSO POSTED SOLID PERFORMANCES TO CAP THEIR INDOOR SEASON.
USA INDOOR TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Women's High Jump
1. Epley Bullock 6'1.25"
2. Becky Christensen 6'0"
6. Karly Hamric 4:44.06
Men's 60m Hurdles
Kandrick Cooper 7.86
KANDRICK KICKS OFF THE OUTDOOR SEASON WITH 110M HURDLES LIFETIME BEST
March 25, 2011
Rock Hill, SC
2. Kandrick Cooper 13.79s (PR!)
KRISTIN WITH CONVINCING WIN IN HER OUTDOOR SEASON OPENER ON HOME TURF
April 09, 2011
Kristin Anderson and Alisa Harvey started their 2011 outdoor season with solid performances at the Mason Spring Invitational. The meet was held on the track Riadha uses regularly for training, courtesy of George Mason University Athletics Department in Fairfax, VA.
MASON SPRING INVITATIONAL
1. Kristin Anderson 16:35.30
Alisa Harvey 2:13.67
ALISA SECOND MASTERS RUNNER AT PIKES PEAK 10KM RACE
April 17, 2011
PIKE'S PEAK 10K RUN
Alisa Harvey 37:41
CLARA 16TH OVERALL AND 3RD AMERCIAN IN HER MARATHON DEBUT
April 18, 2011
LIZA WINS KINGSTON 10K CLASSIC
April 18, 2011
KINGSTON 10K CLASSIC
1. Liza Grudzinski 38:23.1
HIGH JUMPERS CONTINUE THEIR OUTDOOR SEASON WITH BECKY IMPROVING HER OUTDOOR HIGH JUMP
April 22-23, 2011
UC San Diego Triton Invitational
La Jolla, CA
1. Becky Christensen 1.83m (6-00.00)
April 20-23, 2011
1. Epley Bullock 1.80m (5-10.75)
EPLEY PLACES THIRD IN HIGH JUMP AT DRAKE RELAYS
April 30, 2011
Des Moines, Iowa
3. Epley Bullock 1.80m (5'10.75")
MOUNTAIN RUNNER LIZA GRUDZINSKI DEBUTS IN HALF MARATHON WITH 2ND PLACE FINISH
May 01, 2011
LONG ISLAND HALF MARATHON
Long Island, NY
2. Liza Grudzinski 1:23:26
KANDRICK IMPROVES FASTEST 110M HURDLES TIME TO 13.54 SECONDS
MAY 13 - 14, 2011
CLEMSON TIGER QUALIFIER
110M HURDLES HEAT 1
2. Kandrick Cooper 13.54s
5 SECONDS 1500M PR FOR DENNIS WHILE KARLY DOMINATES WOMEN'S 1500M AT TUPPANY TWILIGHT MEET
May 14, 2011
TUPPANY TWILIGHT LAST CHANCE MEET
1. Karly Hamric 4:15.82 (SB)
Dennis Wolff 3:48.61 (PR!)
WOMEN'S 3000M STEEPLECHASE
2. Kristin Anderson 10:23.32
KRISTIN, JACKIE AND ALISA WITH A 1 - 3 - 4 FINISH AT SIMMERING LOUDOUN STREET MILE
May 30, 2011
LOUDOUN STREET MILE
1. Kristin Anderson 5:00.3
3. Jackie Gruendel 5:06.3
4. Alisa Harvey 5:08.4
1500M RUNNERS KARLY HAMRIC AND DENNIS WOLFF MIXING IT UP AT PACIFIC CANADA TRACK SERIES WITH SOLID EFFORTS AT HARRY JEROME TRACK CLASSIC -BOTH RUN FRACTIONS OF A SECOND OFF THEIR PR'S
July 01, 2011
ASHLEY 10TH IN HEPTATHLON AT WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
July 06 - 17, 2011
Temperatures of 98 degrees and an uncharacteristic performance had Ashley Childs placing 10th in the World Masters Championships Heptathlon. She PR’d in the 80 meter hurdles, the 200 meters, and the 800 meters. With unusually difficult performances in the high jump, javelin, shot put and long jump, she finished five places lower than her pre-meet ranking. Her specialty, the 2000 meter Steeple Chase is on July 17.
WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS
Women's Heptathlon (W60 - 69)
10. Ashley Childs 2810pts
RIADHA CONGRATULATES LIZA AND KIRK!
ON A BEAUTIFUL MID JULY AFTERNOON ALONG THE COAST OF MAINE, RIADHA MOUNTAIN RUNNER LIZA GRUDZINSKI TIED THE KNOT WITH HER LONG TIME SWEETHEART KIRK DORNTON. LOVE AND BEST WISHES FROM THE RIADHA FAMILY!
BECKY WRAPS UP HER TRACK 2011 SEASON
July 23, 2011
Becky Christensen completed her 2011 season with a 4th place finish at the Pergine (Italy) on July 23. Becky came away with one win, one 3rd, one 4th and 9th in her first post USA Outdoors overseas tour.
15th MEETING INTERNAZIONALE
Pergine Valsugana, Italy
4. Becky Christensen 1.81m
ASHLEY at USA Masters Outdoor Track & Field Championships
July 28 to 31, 2011
Ashley made up for some of the disappointment at the World Championships by claiming two Gold Medals in the Pentathlon and the Steeple Chase. She won the Pentathlon with its new point scoring methods with 2480 points and in the Steeple ran a second best personal time of 10:24 flat. In both events she ran against a field of far younger athletes beating most of them though in the steeple she ran against both world and national record holders who both were outstanding to say the least. Still she had an outstanding meet and is looking forward to improving her times and efforts in both the future X-C, indoor and outdoor seasons.
ASHLEY AND ALISA WITH STELLAR PERFORMANCES AT POTOMAC VALLEY CHAMPIONSHIPS
September 04, 2011
POTOMAC VALLEY GAMES
Falls Church, VA
Ashley Childs 1:26.48
Ashley Childs 3:26.90
Women's 1 Mile Run
Alisa Harvey 5:08.73
CLARA RISES TO THE OCCASION ONCE AGAIN WITH 2ND PLACE FINISH AT THE USA 20K CHAMPIONSHIPS/NEW HAVEN ROAD RACE
September 05, 2011
ALISA IS TOP MASTER AS SERENA AND KRISTIN LEAD RIADHA WITH A STRONG SHOWING AT VETERANS DAY 10K
November 13, 2011
RACING IN THEIR BACKYARD (WITH DENNIS WHO DROVE DOWN FROM HARTFORD, CT TO CATCH A GLIMPSE OF THE MONUMENTS), ALISA, JACKIE, JACQUI, KRISTIN AND SERENA MIXED IT UP WITH OTHER LOCAL RUNNERS ON THE WASHINGTON DC PAVEMENT
VETERANS DAY 10K
1. Serena Burla 33:04
2. Kristin Anderson 35:04
4. Jacqui Wentz 36:06 (10k Debut)
12. Jackie Gruendel 38:08
13. Alisa Harvey 38:13 (Top master)
9. Dennis Wolff 32:17
2011 VILLANOVA GRADUATE AMANDA MARINO JOINS RIADHA
THE MULTIPLE TIME VILLANOVA ALL AMERICAN AND NEW JERSEY NATIVE WILL CONTINUE COMPETING WITH SUPPORT FROM RIADHA AND MIZUNO. LEADING VILLANOVA TO THE 2009 NCAA CROSS COUNTRY TITLE WITH A 6TH PLACE OVERALL FINISH IS JUST ONE OF HER MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS. MORE RECENTLY SHE PLACED THIRD OVERALL AT THE PHILADELPHIA HALF MARATHON, CROSSING THE FINISH LINE IN AN IMPRESSIVE DEBUT TIME OF 1:13:44. SHE NOW JOINS CLARA GRANDT, LORETTA KILMER, AND SERENA BURLA AT THE 2012 USA OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS IN HOUSTON. THE CURRENT BRYN MAWR, PA RESIDENT IS CONTINUING WITH HER GRADUATE STUDIES AT VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY.