April 13, 2012
For immediate release

Nelson, Conley, Vargo, Wachter and Inman deliver for Sacramento Running Association

From the roads to the track, the Sacramento Running Association’s Elite Team has delivered a fast start in its inaugural season.

On the women’s side, Lindsay Nelson followed up her victory in the Bidwell Classic Half Marathon (1:19:11) with a fourth-place finish at the Credit Union SACTOWN Ten-Mile Run (58:35) and a winning effort in the Run for Good 5k (17:38).

Kim Conley, her sights set on the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials this summer in Eugene, Ore., finished third in the 1,500 meters at the Stanford Invitational in 4:14.86. And Erin Wachter won the Shamrock’n Half Marathon with a 1:21:35 effort.

The SRA men have produced impressive results recently, too.

Chris Vargo (1:09:03) and Andrew Timmins (1:11:40) ran 1-2 in the Shamrock’n Half Marathon. Cheyne Inman won the Run for Good 10k (34:14) and Austin Ramos finished second (14:09) in the 5,000 at Princeton’s Sam Howell Invitational.

Kevin Pool, who placed ninth in 50:20, led the SRA men to a second-place team finish in the Credit Union SACTOWN Ten-Mile Run. Wesley Szehner (51:59), Miguel Nuci (52:35), Ben Rinn (53:05) and Andrew Timmins (53:19) also contributed to the team’s success.

“It’s good to see the team finish as well as it did in its first race as a team,” said Pool, who manages the SRA’s Elite Team.

“It’s exciting to feel like the SRA’s name is getting out there. Everyone’s excited to see where it goes in the future.”

Several SRA athletes are entered in the Mt. SAC Relays on April 19-21, including Pool (10,000), Jonathan Sees (1,500) and Mary Cate Quiett (800).

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 beneficiaries include the American River Parkway, youth fitness programs, local running venues and aspiring young runners.

Sacramento Running Association events include the Lake Natoma Four Bridges Half Marathon on Oct. 28, the California International Marathon on Dec. 2, the Super Bowl Sunday 10K Run on Feb.3 and the Credit Union