Michael Stember
Jesuit HS
Two-time State HS Champ and 2-time state runner-up
State Meet record
US Jr Champ and Pan Am Jr Bronze medalist
4:04 1600m; 1:49 800m high school bests
10-time NCAA All-American
US 800m Champion
2000 US Olympian 1500m
3:35 1500m; 1:46 800m lifetime bests
Harold Kuphaldt
Bella Vista HS
State HS Champ; Kinney XC Nationals runner-up
4:05 1600m; 8:51 3200m HS best
Sacramento’s first sub-4 minute miler; NCAA All-American and University of Oregon Hall of Famer; 2-time Olympic Trials qualifier
8:34 steeple; 3:59 mile; 13:48 5k lifetime bests
Men's Round 4 Match-Up 1
Brendan Gregg
Davis HS
8:59 3200m HS best
3-time Olympic Trials qualifier
Fastest “native” 10k, half, and marathoner
13:43 5k; 28:03 10k; 62:55 half; 2:11:38 marathon lifetime bests
Matt Strangio
Jesuit HS
4-time State HS Champ
3-time Nike XC National qualifier
4:03 1600m; 8:47 3200m HS bests
Men's Round 4 Match-Up 2
Shadrack Biwott
3rd Place at Boston Marathon
Top-5 finish at 3 World Marathon Majors
US Road Grand Prix Champion
7th at US Olympic Marathon Trials
61:00 half; 2:12:01 marathon Sacramento bests
Brian Abshire
Broke Steve Prefontaines American Record (indoor 2 mile)
9th @ 1992 US Olympic Trials (steeplechase)
8:26 3k steeple; 7:50 3k; 8:23 2 mile; 13:30 5k Sacramento bests
Men's Round 4 Match-Up 3
Mark Nenow
4th Place at US Olympic Trials 10k
8th place at NYC Marathon
13:20 5k; 27:42 10k; 2:14 marathon Sacramento bests
Rae Clark
5 American records (100 miles, 12 hour run, 200k, and 24 hour run)
3-time World 100k qualifier
Course record at Lake Tahoe 72-miler
Men's Round 4 Match-Up 4
Round 4 "Elite 8"

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Round 3 “Sweet Sixteen”

93% of the vote
Michael Stember Advances

Michael Stember

Jesuit HS
Two-time State HS Champ and 2-time state runner-up
State Meet record
US Jr Champ and Pan Am Jr Bronze medalist
4:04 1600m; 1:49 800m high school bests
10-time NCAA All-American
US 800m Champion
2000 US Olympian 1500m
3:35 1500m; 1:46 800m lifetime bests

Clifton West

Kennedy HS
State HS Champ
4:07 1600m HS best
Olympic Trials qualifier
4:04 mile lifetime best


76% of the vote
Harold Kuphaldt Advances

Harold Kuphaldt

Bella Vista HS
State HS Champ; Kinney XC Nationals runner-up
4:05 1600m; 8:51 3200m HS best
Sacramento’s first sub-4 minute miler; NCAA All-American and University of Oregon Hall of Famer; 2-time Olympic Trials qualifier
8:34 steeple; 3:59 mile; 13:48 5k lifetime bests

Mark Mastalir

Jesuit HS
State HS Champ and Runner-up
2-time Kinney XC nationals qualifier
Kinney XC National Runner-up
World Jr. XC qualifier
4:04 1600m; 8:51 3200m HS bests
NCAA All-American
Olympic Trials qualifier
3:41 1500m lifetime best


51% of the vote
Brendan Gregg Advances

Brendan Gregg

Davis HS
8:59 3200m HS best
3-time Olympic Trials qualifier
Fastest “native” 10k, half, and marathoner
13:43 5k; 28:03 10k; 62:55 half; 2:11:38 marathon lifetime bests

Eric Mastalir

Jesuit HS
State HS Champ
2 National High School Records
2-time Kinney XC Nationals Qualifier
World Jr XC qualifier
4:04 1600m; 8:44 3200m, 14:01 5k HS bests
NCAA All-American


52% of the vote
Matt Strangio Advances

Dennis Rinde

Casa Roble HS
Sacramento State
NCAA D2 All-American
3-time US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier (10th place ‘80)
29:19 10k; 48:41 10-mile; 2:13 marathon lifetime bests

Matt Strangio

Jesuit HS
4-time State HS Champ
3-time Nike XC National qualifier
4:03 1600m; 8:47 3200m HS bests


57% of the vote
Shadrack Biwott Advances

Shadrack Biwott

3rd Place at Boston Marathon
Top-5 finish at 3 World Marathon Majors
US Road Grand Prix Champion
7th at US Olympic Marathon Trials
61:00 half; 2:12:01 marathon Sacramento bests

Jonathan Peterson

UC Davis 5k/10k record holder
NCAA All-American
3:43 1500m; 13:41 5k; 28:50 10k collegiate bests


54% of the vote
Brian Abshire Advances

Brian Abshire

Broke Steve Prefontaines American Record (indoor 2 mile)
9th @ 1992 US Olympic Trials (steeplechase)
8:26 3k steeple; 7:50 3k; 8:23 2 mile; 13:30 5k Sacramento bests

Dave Smith

12th at US Olympic Marathon Trials
2:11:09 marathon Sacramento best
Fastest-ever Sacramentan Marathoner


55% of the vote
Mark Nenow Advances

Mark Nenow

4th Place at US Olympic Trials 10k
8th place at NYC Marathon
13:20 5k; 27:42 10k; 2:14 marathon Sacramento bests

Alfredo Vigueras

Pittsburgh Marathon Champion
top-20 NYC Marathon
Olympic Trials Qualifier
2:14:20 marathon; 65:52 half Sacramento bests


53% of the vote
Rae Clark Advances

Rae Clark

5 American records (100 miles, 12 hour run, 200k, and 24 hour run)
3-time World 100k qualifier
Course record at Lake Tahoe 72-miler

Tom Johnson

American Record 100k
2-time Top-10 finisher at World 100k
3-time Western State Champ course record)
top-10 at Comrades
3:18 50k; 5:33 50 mile bests

Round 2

101 to 11
Michael Stember Advances

Michael Stember

Jesuit HS
Two-time State HS Champ and 2-time state runner-up
State Meet record
US Jr Champ and Pan Am Jr Bronze medalist
4:04 1600m; 1:49 800m high school bests
10-time NCAA All-American
US 800m Champion
2000 US Olympian 1500m
3:35 1500m; 1:46 800m lifetime bests

Marlon Patterson

Franklin HS
4:09 1600m; 1:52 800m HS best
3:42 1500m; 1:49 800m collegiate bests


58 to 57
Clifton West Advances

Reggie Williams

River City HS
3-time State HS Champ
Only Sacramento-area runner to win the 1600m and 3200m at same state meet
4:08 1600m; 8:58 3200m; 14:19 5k HS bests

Clifton West

Kennedy HS
State HS Champ
4:07 1600m HS best
Olympic Trials qualifier
4:04 mile lifetime best


166 to 10
Harold Kuphaldt Advances

Harold Kuphaldt

Bella Vista HS
State HS Champ; Kinney XC Nationals runner-up
4:05 1600m; 8:51 3200m HS best
Sacramento’s first sub-4 minute miler; NCAA All-American and University of Oregon Hall of Famer; 2-time Olympic Trials qualifier
8:34 steeple; 3:59 mile; 13:48 5k lifetime bests

Matt Farley

Jesuit HS
2-time State HS Champ
Footlocker National XC qualifier
World Jr Championship qualifier
9:02 3200m HS best


73 to 29
Mark Mastalir Advances

Mike Vernau

Davis HS
State XC HS Runner-up
Footlocker XC Nationals qualifier
Nike XC National qualifier
4:08 1600m; 8:46 3200m HS bests
13:59 5k; 29:06 10k collegiate bests

Mark Mastalir

Jesuit HS
State HS Champ and Runner-up
2-time Kinney XC nationals qualifier
Kinney XC National Runner-up
World Jr. XC qualifier
4:04 1600m; 8:51 3200m HS bests
NCAA All-American
Olympic Trials qualifier
3:41 1500m lifetime best


74 to 20
Brendan Gregg Advances

Brendan Gregg

Davis HS
8:59 3200m HS best
3-time Olympic Trials qualifier
Fastest “native” 10k, half, and marathoner
13:43 5k; 28:03 10k; 62:55 half; 2:11:38 marathon lifetime bests

Austin Ramos

Jesuit HS
9:00 3200m HS best
3-time NCAA All-American
3:47 1500m; 13:51 5k; 29:12 10k collegiate bests


71 to 21
Eric Mastalir Advances

David Welsh

Jesuit HS
State HS state champ and Runner-up
4:10 1600m; 8:58 3200m HS bests
6-time NCAA All-American
28:39 10k collegiate best

Eric Mastalir

Jesuit HS
State HS Champ
2 National High School Records
2-time Kinney XC Nationals Qualifier
World Jr XC qualifier
4:04 1600m; 8:44 3200m, 14:01 5k HS bests
NCAA All-American


64 to 26
Dennis Rinde Advances

Dennis Rinde

Casa Roble HS
Sacramento State
NCAA D2 All-American
3-time US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier (10th place ‘80)
29:19 10k; 48:41 10-mile; 2:13 marathon lifetime bests

Darin Slade

Valley HS
Sacramento State
1989 Double NCAA D2 Champ (800m/1500m)
3:45 1500m; 1:48 800m lifetime bests


64 to 59
Matt Strangio Advances

Paul Thomas

Jesuit HS
National age group record holder
State HS Champ and Runner-up
Kinney XC Nationals qualifier
national indoor champion
8:53 3200m; 4:08 1600m HS bests
3:45 1500m; 13:585k; 28:52 10k collegiate bests

Matt Strangio

Jesuit HS
4-time State HS Champ
3-time Nike XC National qualifier
4:03 1600m; 8:47 3200m HS bests


88 to 8
Shadrack Biwott Advances

Shadrack Biwott

3rd Place at Boston Marathon
Top-5 finish at 3 World Marathon Majors
US Road Grand Prix Champion
7th at US Olympic Marathon Trials
61:00 half; 2:12:01 marathon Sacramento bests

Ed Haver

UC Davis steeplechase record holder
NCAA D2 Champ
8:48 steeple; 8:15 3k; 14:14 5k collegiate bests


47 to 32
Jonathan Peterson Advances

Steve Gerhart

UC Davis 1500m record holder; NCAA D2 Champ
1:49 800m; 3:42 1500m collegiate bests

Jonathan Peterson

UC Davis 5k/10k record holder
NCAA All-American
3:43 1500m; 13:41 5k; 28:50 10k collegiate bests


55 to 52
Brian Abshire Advances

Brian Abshire

Broke Steve Prefontaines American Record (indoor 2 mile)
9th @ 1992 US Olympic Trials (steeplechase)
8:26 3k steeple; 7:50 3k; 8:23 2 mile; 13:30 5k Sacramento bests

Tim Twietmeyer

5-time Western States champ
7-time Cal-50 champ
Tahoe Rim Trail record


52 to 22
Dave Smith Advances

Jaime White

Sac State 10k record holder 29:38
3-time NCAA D2 All-American
7th at Boston Marathon
3rd at LA Marathon
2:16:34 marathon 49:07 10-mile lifetime bests

Dave Smith

12th at US Olympic Marathon Trials
2:11:09 marathon Sacramento best
Fastest-ever Sacramentan Marathoner


46 to 36
Mark Nenow Advances

Mark Nenow

4th Place at US Olympic Trials 10k
8th place at NYC Marathon
13:20 5k; 27:42 10k; 2:14 marathon Sacramento bests

Jim O’Neil

15-time World Masters Champion
Over 10 age-group world and american records


36 to 34
Alfredo Vigueras Advances

Alfredo Vigueras

Pittsburgh Marathon Champion
top-20 NYC Marathon
Olympic Trials Qualifier
2:14:20 marathon; 65:52 half Sacramento bests

Mike Pinocci

Top-10 finisher at the Boston Marathon
2:14:10 marathon Sacramento-area best


39 to 38
Rae Clark Advances

Rae Clark

5 American records (100 miles, 12 hour run, 200k, and 24 hour run)
3-time World 100k qualifier
Course record at Lake Tahoe 72-miler

Jim King

First 3-peat Western States winner (2 other top-3 finishes and course record)
Pacific Crest 50k champ


65 to 14
Tom Johnson Advances

Bill Britten

World Cross Country Championship qualifier
2:14:49 marathon Sacramento best

Tom Johnson

American Record 100k
2-time Top-10 finisher at World 100k
3-time Western State Champ course record)
top-10 at Comrades
3:18 50k; 5:33 50 mile bests

Round 1

198 to 13
Michael Stember Advances

Michael Stember

Jesuit HS
Two-time State HS Champ and 2-time state runner-up
State Meet record
US Jr Champ and Pan Am Jr Bronze medalist
4:04 1600m; 1:49 800m high school bests
10-time NCAA All-American
US 800m Champion
2000 US Olympian 1500m
3:35 1500m; 1:46 800m lifetime bests

Matt Johnsrud

Woodcreek HS
State HS Champ
4:11 1600m HS best
3:44 1500m collegiate best


97 to 93
Marlon Patterson Advances

Arturo Sotomayor

Roseville HS
1:51 800m HS best
1:49 800m; 3:42 1500m; 4:01 mile collegiate bests

Marlon Patterson

Franklin HS
4:09 1600m; 1:52 800m HS best
3:42 1500m; 1:49 800m collegiate bests


158 to 26
Reggie Williams Advances

Reggie Williams

River City HS
3-time State HS Champ
Only Sacramento-area runner to win the 1600m and 3200m at same state meet
4:08 1600m; 8:58 3200m; 14:19 5k HS bests

Mike Altieri

Jesuit HS
2-time State HS runner-up
Footlocker XC nationals qualifier
4:08 1600m HS best
3:45 1500m collegiate best


160 to 19
Clifton West Advances

Clifton West

Kennedy HS
Sacramento State
State HS Champ
4:07 1600m HS best
Olympic Trials qualifier
4:04 mile lifetime best

Jeff Scott

El Camino HS
State HS Champ
4:10 1600m HS best


135 to 77
Harold Kuphaldt Advances

Harold Kuphaldt

Bella Vista HS
State HS Champ; Kinney XC Nationals runner-up
4:05 1600m; 8:51 3200m HS best
Sacramento’s first sub-4 minute miler; NCAA All-American and University of Oregon Hall of Famer; 2-time Olympic Trials qualifier
8:34 steeple; 3:59 mile; 13:48 5k lifetime bests

Jim Howard

Elk Grove HS
Consumnes River College
Sacramento State
Western States Champ (course record)
Leadville 100 champ
2:16:58 marathon best


114 to 68
Farley Advances

Matt Farley

Jesuit HS
2-time State HS Champ
Footlocker National XC qualifier
World Jr Championship qualifier
9:02 3200m HS best

Ben Ayers

Christian Brothers HS
State HS XC runner-up
Kinney XC Nationals qualifier
66:22 half; 2:18:03 marathon post-collegiate best


110 to 69
Mike Vernau Advances

Mike Vernau

Davis HS
State XC HS Runner-up
Footlocker XC Nationals qualifier
Nike XC National qualifier
4:08 1600m; 8:46 3200m HS bests
13:59 5k; 29:06 10k collegiate bests

Scott Crawford

Oak Ridge HS
State HS Runner-up
1:51 800m; 4:11 1600m HS bests
2-time NCAA All-American
1:47 800m; 3:46 1500m collegiate bests


125 to 59
Mark Mastalir Advances

Mark Mastalir

Jesuit HS
State HS Champ and Runner-up
2-time Kinney XC nationals qualifier
Kinney XC National Runner-up
World Jr. XC qualifier
4:04 1600m; 8:51 3200m HS bests
NCAA All-American
Olympic Trials qualifier
3:41 1500m lifetime best

Will Reyes

Monterey Trail HS; ARC
American River College 5k/10k record holder
4-time NCAA D2 All-American
13:56 5k; 29:02 10k collegiate bests


136 to 51
Brendan Gregg Advances

Brendan Gregg

Davis HS
8:59 3200m HS best
3-time Olympic Trials qualifier
Fastest “native” 10k, half, and marathoner
13:43 5k; 28:03 10k; 62:55 half; 2:11:38 marathon lifetime bests

Tim Tollefson

Rocklin HS
US 50 mile Champion
2-time US 50k Champion
3-time top 5 finisher at UTMB
US Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier
8:58 steeple; 66:21 half; 2:18:26 marathon lifetime bests


97 to 80
Austin Ramos Advances

Austin Ramos

Jesuit HS
9:00 3200m HS best
3-time NCAA All-American
3:47 1500m; 13:51 5k; 29:12 10k collegiate bests

Trevor Halsted

Davis HS
UC Davis
8:51 3200m HS best
13:58 5k; 29:14 10k collegiate bests


118 to 44
David Welsh Advances

David Welsh

Jesuit HS
State HS state champ and Runner-up
4:10 1600m; 8:58 3200m HS bests
6-time NCAA All-American
28:39 10k collegiate best

Corey Creasey

Nevada Union HS
Olympic Trials qualifier
14:13 5k; 29:33; 10k; 2:17:58 marathon lifetime bests


139 to 28
Eric Mastalir Advances

Eric Mastalir

Jesuit HS
State HS Champ
2 National High School Records
2-time Kinney XC Nationals Qualifier
World Jr XC qualifier
4:04 1600m; 8:44 3200m, 14:01 5k HS bests
NCAA All-American

James Tracy

Del Campo HS
State HS XC runner-up
NCAA All-American
8:46 steeple collegiate best


141 to 16
Dennis Rinde Advances

Dennis Rinde

Casa Roble HS
Sacramento State
NCAA D2 All-American
3-time US Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier (10th place ‘80)
29:19 10k; 48:41 10-mile; 2:13 marathon lifetime bests

Rob Anex

Del Campo HS
29:47 10k; 49:07; 10-mile; 66:19 half; 2:17:37 marathon lifetime bests


115 to 47
Darin Slade Advances

Pedro Reyes

Jesuit HS
Sacramento State
State HS Champ Runner-Up
4:04 1600m HS best
3:48 1500m collegiate best

Darin Slade

Valley HS
Sacramento State
1989 Double NCAA D2 Champ (800m/1500m)
3:45 1500m; 1:48 800m lifetime bests


122 to 98
Paul Thomas Advances

Rich Hanna

Sacramento HS
2-time US 100k Champ
World 100k runner-up
National age-group record holder
2:17:51 marathon lifetime best

Paul Thomas

Jesuit HS
National age group record holder
State HS Champ and Runner-up
Kinney XC Nationals qualifier
national indoor champion
8:53 3200m; 4:08 1600m HS bests
3:45 1500m; 13:585k; 28:52 10k collegiate bests


118 to 58
Matt Strangio Advances

Matt Strangio

Jesuit HS
4-time State HS Champ
3-time Nike XC National qualifier
4:03 1600m; 8:47 3200m HS bests

Ryan Cosens

Oak Ridge HS
2-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier
29:42 10k; 65:00 half; 2:17 marathon lifetime bests


183 to 5
Shadrack Biwott Advances

Shadrack Biwott

3rd Place at Boston Marathon
Top-5 finish at 3 World Marathon Majors
US Road Grand Prix Champion
7th at US Olympic Marathon Trials
61:00 half; 2:12:01 marathon Sacramento bests

Andy Ferguson

Olympic Trials Marathon qualifier
2:18:48 marathon Sacramento best


78 to 70
Ed Haver Advances

Ed Haver

UC Davis steeplechase record holder
NCAA D2 Champ
8:48 steeple; 8:15 3k; 14:14 5k collegiate bests

Nano Litwiller

Sac State 800m record holder and NCAA All-American
1:48 800m; 3:47 1500m collegiate bests


93 to 53
Steve Gerhart Advances

Steve Gerhart

UC Davis 1500m record holder; NCAA D2 Champ
1:49 800m; 3:42 1500m collegiate bests

Tom Smith

Sub-4 minute mile


129 to 28
Jonathan Peterson Advances

Jonathan Peterson

UC Davis 5k/10k record holder
NCAA All-American
3:43 1500m; 13:41 5k; 28:50 10k collegiate bests

Leonard Sperandeo

3:46 1500m; 1:50 800m lifetime bests


94 to 37
Brian Abshire Advances

Brian Abshire

Broke Steve Prefontaines American Record (indoor 2 mile)
9th @ 1992 US Olympic Trials (steeplechase)
8:26 3k steeple; 7:50 3k; 8:23 2 mile; 13:30 5k Sacramento bests

Jeff Kaiser

UC Davis
6-time NCAA D2 All-American
29:26 10k collegiate best


148 to 33
Tim Twietmeyer Advances

Tim Twietmeyer

5-time Western States champ
7-time Cal-50 champ
Tahoe Rim Trail record

Cole Watson

Olympic Trials qualifier
World Mountain Running Championships qualifier
US 50k runner-up
2:18:05 marathon; 63:50 half Sacramento bests


117 to 43
Jamie White Advances

Jaime White

Sac State 10k record holder 29:38
3-time NCAA D2 All-American
7th at Boston Marathon
3rd at LA Marathon
2:16:34 marathon 49:07 10-mile lifetime bests

Jon Sees

UC Davis 3k record holder
3:45 1500m; 8:13 3k; 8:42 steeple lifetime bests


110 to 37
Dave Smith Advances

Dave Smith

12th at US Olympic Marathon Trials
2:11:09 marathon Sacramento best
Fastest-ever Sacramentan Marathoner

Matt Airola

American River College record holder and CC State Champion
3:45.80 1500m/1:49 800m community college best


122 to 22
Mark Nenow Advances

Mark Nenow

4th Place at US Olympic Trials 10k
8th place at NYC Marathon
13:20 5k; 27:42 10k; 2:14 marathon Sacramento bests

Seth Totten

1:05:22 half; 29:55 10k; 14:16 5k Sacramento bests


99 to 50
Jim O’Neil Advances

Jim O’Neil

15-time World Masters Champion
Over 10 age-group world and american records

Mark McManus

4-time NCAA D2 All-American at UC Davis
3:44 1500m; 14:03 500m; 8:14 3k lifetime bests


102 to 33
Alfredo Vigueras Advances

Alfredo Vigueras

Pittsburgh Marathon Champion
top-20 NYC Marathon
Olympic Trials Qualifier
2:14:20 marathon; 65:52 half Sacramento bests

Nathan Strum

UC Davis
3:43 1500m; 1:49 800m collegiate bests


87 to 43
Mike Pinocci Advances

Mike Pinocci

Top-10 finisher at the Boston Marathon
2:14:10 marathon Sacramento-area best

Rich Langford

State JC Steeplechase Champion at ARC
2:18:08 marathon; 66:00 half; 29:52 10k; 49:30 10-mile Sacramento bests


113 to 41
Rae Clark Advances

Rae Clark

5 American records (100 miles, 12 hour run, 200k, and 24 hour run)
3-time World 100k qualifier
Course record at Lake Tahoe 72-miler

Ed Schelegle

1977 US Marathon Champ (2:18)


119 to 43
Jim King Advances

Jim King

First 3-peat Western States winner (2 other top-3 finishes and course record)
Pacific Crest 50k champ

Kevin Pool

Napa Marathon champion
65:52 half; 2:18:59 marathon; 50:20 10-mi; 14:12 5k; 29:33 10k Sacramento bests


80 to 63
Bill Britten Advances

Bill Britten

World Cross Country Championship qualifier
2:14:49 marathon Sacramento best

Reesey Byers

Sac State record holder
3:48 1500; 8:11 3k; 13:58 5k collegiate bests


116 to 36
Tom Johnson Advances

Tom Johnson

American Record 100k
2-time Top-10 finisher at World 100k
3-time Western State Champ course record)
top-10 at Comrades
3:18 50k; 5:33 50 mile bests

Matt Yeo

2-time NCAA D2 All-American at UC Davis
67:51; 2:18:42 lifetime bests