RIADHA WOMEN WITH STRONG SHOWING AT 2012 OLYMPIC TRIALS

January 16, 2012

2012 MARATHON OLYMPIC TRIALS
Houston, TX

Clara Grandt finished in 7th place and was followed by Loretta Kilmer who ran a personal best by 3 minutes 19 seconds. Youngest marathon trials entrant Amanda Marino cautiously cruised to a 2:41 finish for her debut.

7. Clara Grandt 2:30:46
20. Loretta Kilmer 2:36:41 PR
51. Amanda Marino 2:41:22

ALISA SECOND IN HARTSHORNE MEMORIAL MASTERS MILE

January 21, 2012

45th HARTSHORNE MEMORIAL MASTERS MILE
Ithaca, NY

2. Alisa Harvey 5:05.95

BECKY OPENS HER 2012 SEASON WITH A CONVINCING WIN AND USA OLYMPIC TRIALS "A" STANDARD

January 20, 2012

With a 6' 1.5", Becky confirmed her spot at the 2012 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials and also qualified for the 2012 USA Indoor Championships. This was her best opener and best mark in over two years. Of special note, Becky continues to lead the way both as an athlete and Board Member in keeping the team on track. Thank You Becky!

CHERRY AND SILVER INVITATIONAL
Albuquerque Convention Center // Albuquerque, NM

Women's High Jump
1. Becky Christensen 6'1.5" (1.87m)

ALISA SECOND IN COLLEGIATE 800M RACE

January 28, 2012

GEORGE MASON PATRIOT GAMES
Fairfax, VA

Women's 800m
2. Alisa Harvey 2:16.36

KARLY BLOWS FIELD AWAY IN SEASON OPENER AT PENN STATE NATIONAL INVITATIONAL

January 28, 2012

Penn State National Invitational
University Park, PA

Women's 1000m
1. Karly Hamric 2:46.70

BECKY INCHES HIGHER IN ALBUQUERQUE

February 04, 2012

NEW MEXICO CLASSIC
Albuquerque, NM

2. Becky Christensen 6'2" (1.88m)

BECKY WINS TYSON INVITATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP HIGH JUMP

February 11, 2012

TYSON INVITATIONAL
Fayetteville, AR

1. Becky Christensen 1.81m

IN FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE MILLROSE GAMES, RIADHA WOMEN PLACE SECOND IN DMR

February 11, 2012

Women's Club Championship Distance Medley Relay
NYC, NY

2. Riadha (Jacqui/Alisa/Kristin/Karly) 11:32.17

RIADHA TEAM MEMBER LORETTA SIGNS WITH MIZUNO

February 14, 2012

Following a string of solid performances over the past year, which were topped off with a 4 minute personal best at the 2012 USA Olympic Trials, Loretta Kilmer has signed an individual contract with Mizuno USA. Her focus will remain long distance road racing as she represents Mizuno over the next few years.

SERENA POWERS THROUGH THE DESERT WINDS AT THE RAS AL KHAIMAH HALF

February 17, 2012

RAK HALF MARATHON
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

9. Serena Burla 01:13:43

BECKY WITH THIRD PLACE FINISH AT USA INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

February 26, 2012

USATF Indoor Track and Field Championships
Albuquerque, NM

Women's High Jump
3. Becky Christensen 6'1.5" (1.87m)

CLARA WITH SEVENTH PLACE FINISH IN FIRST POST TRIALS RACE

March 10, 2012

USA 15k CHAMPIONSHIPS
Jacksonville, FL

7. Clara Grandt 52:08

KRISTIN AND JACQUI OPEN OUTDOOR TRACK SEASON IN FAIRFAX, VA

March 17, 2012

MASON SPRING OPENER
Fairfax, VA

Women's 3000m
1. Kristin Anderson 9:42.81
2. Jacqui Wentz 9:51.91

IN FIRST RACE BACK AFTER THE OLYMPIC TRIALS MARATHON, LORETTA IMPROVES ON PR AT STAR STUDDED NYC HALF MARATHON

March 18, 2012

NEW YORK CITY HALF MARATHON
New York, NY

27. Loretta Kilmer 1:14:50

BIG PR FOR SERENA AT SEOUL INTERNATIONAL MARATHON! 2:28:27!

March 18, 2012

Serena placed third overall at the IAAF Gold Label Race in Seoul, Korea.

SEOUL INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
Seoul, Korea

3. Serena Burla 2:28:27 (PR!)

VERY SLUGGISH DAY FOR RIADHA AT SAM HOWELL INVITE AS OUTDOOR SEASON GETS UNDERWAY

April 06, 2012

SAM HOWELL INVITATIONAL
Princeton, NJ

Women's 5000m
2. Amanda Marino 16:25.08
3. Kristin Anderson 16:50.48

Men's 5000m (Heat 2)
19. Dennis Wolff 15:16

Women's 3000m Steeplechase
10. Jacqui Wentz 10:54.89

BECKY WINS HIGH JUMP IN HER OUTDOOR SEASON OPENER

April 07, 2012

Arizona State Sun Angel Track Classic
Tempe, AZ

1. Becky Christensen 1.85m (6-00.75)

JACKIE GRUENDEL WINS CRYSTAL CITY 5K

April 13, 2012

CRYSTAL CITY 5K
Arlington, VA

1. Jackie Gruendel - 17:59

JACQUI RETURNS TO RUN AT PRINCETON

April 20, 2012

Princeton Larry Ellis Outdoor Invitational
Princeton, NJ

3000m Steeplechase
Jacqui Wentz 10:39.33

BECKY WITH LIFETIME BEST CLEARANCE AT MT. SAC RELAYS - HITS OLYMPIC GAMES "B" STANDARD

April 21, 2012

MT. SAC RELAYS
Walnut, CA

Women's High Jump Invitational Elite
3. Becky Christensen - 1.92m (6'3.5")

IN HORRID WEATHER CONDITIONS, JACKIE GRUENDEL GETS ANOTHER WIN AT GW PARKWAY CLASSIC

April 22, 2012

GW PARKWAY CLASSIC 5K
Alexandria, VA

1. Jackie Gruendel 18:04

BECKY AND AMANDA AT PAYTON JORDAN INVITE

April 29, 2012

2012 Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational 
Palo Alto, CA

Women's High Jump
Becky Christensen 1.81m (5'11.25")

Women's 5000m
Amanda Marino 17:19.13

DENNIS BACK HOME AT LOUISVILLE CARDINAL TWILIGHT

May 11, 2012

Cardinal Twilight Classic

University of Louisville, KY

Men's 1500m
Dennis Wolff 3:54.74

JACKIE GRUENDEL 4TH AT WE'VE YOUR BACK 5K

May 12, 2012

WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK 5K
Reston, VA

4. Jackie Gruendel 18:53

LORETTA WINS NEWPORT 10,000 ROAD RACE

May 12, 2012

Loretta crossed over into Jersey City and held off a number of perennial international road racers to win the Newport 10,000 in Jersey City, NJ.

2012 RIKER DANZIG NEWPORT 10,000
Jersey City, NJ

1. Loretta Kilmer 33:53.51

KARLY OPENS OUTDOOR SEASON WITH 800M PR AND SECOND PLACE FINISH AT SWARTHMORE LAST CHANCE MEET

May 14, 2012

SWARTHMORE LAST CHANCE MEET
Swarthmore College, PA

Women's 800m
2. Karly Hamric 2:07.27 (PR)

VERY FAST OPENING LAPS PROVE TO BE A HARSH AWAKENING FOR JACQUI AT OCCIDENTAL

May 18, 2012

OXY HIGH PERFORMANCE MEET
Los Angeles, CA

 

Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
13. Jacqui Wentz 10:45.79

AMANDA AND DENNIS WIND-DOWN THEIR EARLY TRACK SEASON AS SERENA RETURNS TO COMPETITION BARELY TWO MONTHS AFTER HER MARATHON

May 19, 2012

NEW BALANCE BOSTON TWILIGHT MEET #2
Lowell, MA

Women's 10,000m
4. Serena Burla 33:44.04
6. Amanda Marino 34:26.14

Men's 1500m
10. Dennis Wolff 3:54.23

ASHLEY WINS HER AGE GROUP IN ST. MICHAEL'S

May 19, 2012

Ashley won her age group by a large margin in the St. Michael's Maryland (5K, 10K and Half Marathon USATF certified) with just a bit over her PR in 27:02
- Brian Childs

ST. MICHAEL'S RUNNING FESTIVAL
St. Michaels, MD

5k (60 - 69)
1. Ashley Childs 27:02.4

ALISA AND JACKIE BACK AT LOUDOUN STREET MILE

May 28, 2012

LOUDOUN STREET MILE
Winchester, VA

5. Alisa Harvey 5:00.9
6 Jackie Gruendel 5:04.5

KARLY HAMRIC THIRD IN 800M AT ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL TRACK MEET

June 06, 2012

LAFARGE ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC

Abbotsford, BC

Women's 800m
3. Karly Hamric 2:11.34

Ashley opened her busy outdoor track season with two gold medals and decent opening season times

June 09, 2012

MID ATLANTIC OPEN AND MASTER'S CHAMPIONSHIPS
Chester, PA

1st place 100 meters 16.95
1st place 2000m Steeplechase 10:38.1

AMANDA AND SERENA RACE IN NYRR MINI 10K

June 09, 2012

NYRR MINI 10K
New York City, NY

Serena Burla 34:18
Amanda Marino 35:06

KARLY CONTINUES PACIFIC CANADA TOUR AT HARRY JEROME MEET

June 10, 2012

VAN SUN HARRY JEROME INTERNATIONAL TRACK CLASSIC
Burnaby, BC

Women's 1500m
9. Karly Hamric 4:18.28

KARLY HAMRIC 7TH IN 1500M AT VICTORIA TRACK CLASSIC

June 13, 2012

VICTORIA TRACK CLASSIC
Victoria, BC

Women's 1500m
7. Karly Hamric 4:16.46

LORETTA 20TH AT "MUGGY" USA HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS

June 16, 2012

USA HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS
Duluth, MN

20. Loretta Kilmer 1:15:52

THREE RIADHA ATHLETES COMPETE IN THE OLYMPIC TRIALS

JUNE 21 - JULY 01, 2012

Becky, Karly and Alisa (in exhibition 400m race) represented Riadha at the just concluded Olympic Team Trials in Eugene. All three athletes gave their best efforts with Karly running a lifetime best in the 1500m.

USA OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
Eugene, OR


June 30
Women's High Jump Finals
6. Becky Christensen 1.84m (6-0.5)

Women's 400m Dash Masters
7. Alisa Harvey 61.74


June 29
Women's 1500m Semi-Final
19. Karly Hamric 4:12.52 (PR!)


June 28
Women's 1500m Prelim
7. Karly Hamric 4:15.33


Women's High Jump Prelim
7. Becky Christensen 1.83m (6-0)

AMANDA WINS BELMAR 5 MILE RACE

July 14, 2012

BELMAR 5 MILE RUN
Belmar, NJ

1. Amanda Marino 28:04.84

EAST REGIONALS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

JULY 14-15, 2012

EAST REGION MASTERS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Columbia, MD

Suffering temperatures of 98 degrees and 80% humidity on the track Riadha came home with three gold medals. On day one Ashley nailed a PR for total points in the Pentathlon with a 2609 and a individual PR in the 80 meter short hurdles with 18.07.

On day two Ashley won the Gold in the 2000 meter Steeple Chase struggling the heat and humidity with a sub-par 10:42.95.

Alisa Harvey dominated the 400 with a 60.32 beating the field easily.

-Brian Childs

RIADHA WELCOMES FORMER DICKINSON COLLEGE RUNNER DARCY MCDONALD

AUGUST 2012

New Baltimore resident and Harford County Public Schools Psychologist Darcy McDonald has joined Riadha. Darcy competed track and cross country for Dickinson College (2005-2009) and completed her graduate studies at William and Mary College this year. Most recently, she put away a strong women's field at the RESTON FIRECRACKER 5K with a road personal best of 16:45.

CLARA TOP AMERICAN AND 4TH WOMAN OVERALL AT WHEELING, WV RACE

August 04, 2012

DEBBIE GREEN MEMORIAL 5K
Wheeling, WV

4. Clara Grandt 16:40

2012 USA MASTERS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

AUGUST 2-5, 2012

USA MASTERS OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Lisle, IL

Ashley did well at the National Master Track and Field Championships in Lisle, IL just outside Chicago. In the 96 degree heat both days, she competed and won the Pentathlon with a score of 2560 and had PRs in the 80 meter hurdles at 17.63 (which is also the top time in America for her age group in 2012) and in the Long Jump with 3.13 meters. The next day she won the 2000 meter Steeple Chase in a Nation leading time for 2012 in 10:26.52.

-Brian Childs

KARLY RACES AT GNC LIBERTY MILE

August 17, 2012

GNC LIBERTY MILE
Pittsburgh, PA

5. Karly Hamric 4:41.3

ASHLEY WON FOUR GOLD MEDALS OVER THE TWO DAY POTOMAC VALLEY GAMES IN FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA

September 1-2, 2012

POTOMAC VALLEY GAMES AND OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
Fairfax, VA

On day one she was first in her age group and first overall in the pentathlon, with a total score of 2587. On day two she won her age group in the 100, 200, and 400 meter dashes with a PR and All American Standard in the 200 meter at 36.62. In addition, she was the top female age adjusted athlete in the entire meet.
- Brian Childs

SERENA WITH 4TH PLACE FINISH AT USA 20KM CHAMPIONSHIPS AS SHE RESUMES COMPETITIVE RACING. AMANDA WITH SOLID 1:13:24 IN WHAT WAS AN EARLY SEASON RACE

September 03, 2012

USA 20KM CHAMPIONSHIPS
New Haven, CT

Serena Burla 68:45
Amanda Marino 73:24

AMANDA RUNS FOR OUR CHILDREN IN FUN & HILLY BALTIMORE 10K

September 23, 2012

RACE FOR OUR KIDS
Baltimore, MD

2. Amanda Marino 35:03

JACKIE TOPS WOMEN'S FIELD AT STONE RIDGE RACE FOR EDUCATION 5K

October 20, 2012

2012 STONE RIDGE RACE FOR EDUCATION 5K
Aldie, VA

1. Jackie Gruendel 18:38

ALISA TOP MASTERS RUNNER AT ARMY 10 MILER

October 21, 2012

ARMY 10-MILER
Washington D.C.

1. Alisa Harvey 1:03:11

AMANDA WINS NYRR KURT STEINER CROSS COUNTRY CLASSIC AS JACQUI CLAIMS 5TH PLACE

October 21, 2012

KURT STEINER CROSS COUNTRY CLASSIC
Bronx, NY

1. Amanda Marino 17:59
5. Jacqui Wentz 18:56

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