June 22, 2012
For immediate release
Cal’s Deborah Maier, from Ponderosa High School, finished ninth in the women’s 10,000-meter final Friday night at the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene, Ore.
Maier, who is also entered in the 5,000 meters, led for several laps early in the race before finishing in 32 minutes, 25.82 seconds. Amy Hastings won in 31:58.36.
Former Sacramento State star Lea Wallace advanced to the semifinals in the women’s 800 meters. Her 2:02.94 effort was the seventh-fastest of the 16 qualifiers who move on to Saturday’s semifinals.
The Sacramento Running Association salutes their efforts.
The SRA is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.
SRA events include the California International Marathon, which celebrates its 30th anniversary on Dec. 2. More than 3,000 runners have already registered for the race.
Other SRA events include the Lake Natoma Four Bridges Half Marathon, The Super Bowl Sunday 10k Run and the Credit Union SACTOWN Ten-Mile Run.
SRA beneficiaries include the American River Parkway, youth fitness programs, local running venues and aspiring young runners.