May 31, 2012
For immediate release
Conley, Jimison, Tapia and Pool deliver top performances in May
Sacramento Running Association athletes continued to deliver top performances as the 2012 racing season heads into the summer.
Kim Conley, a former UC Davis standout, tuned up for the upcoming U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials by winning her section of the Occidental High Performance Meet with a 4-minute 14-second effort in the 1,500 meters.
The May 18th event fit into her plan to drop down in distance before competing for a spot on the U.S. team in the 5,000 at the Trials, set for June 21-July 1 in Eugene, Ore.
SRA newcomer Lauren Jimison closed out her collegiate career at Azusa Pacific by claiming individual titles in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters last week at the NAIA Championships in Marion, Ind.
Jimison, from El Dorado Hills and Capital Christian, won the 10,000 in 35:54:03 and came back two days later to capture the 5,000 in 17:28:34.
“She’ll probably be pretty active in the local racing in northern California,” said Kevin Pool, who manages the SRA’s Elite Team.
“I think she can do really well.”
The SRA’s Daniel Tapia finished ninth in the U.S. 25k Championships on May 12 in Grand Rapids, Mich. with a 1:18:36 effort.
Pool led a strong SRA effort at the Marin Memorial Day 10k, finishing second in 30:28. Cheyne Inman placed ninth in 31:47 and Charlie Brenneman was 10th in 31:51. Lindsay Nelson grabbed seventh in the women’s race in 36:00.
Marissa Treece won the Sacramento Valley Race for the Cure 5k on May 12 with a 19:17.9 performance.
Jonathan Sees finished second in the Heart and Sole Elite Mile on May 20 in Santa Rosa with a 4:02.99 effort.
The Sacramento Running Association 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.