cross country

Lady Hillmen are on a mission to beat Bear River

Ruth Braica made it real clear what her Placer High School girls cross country team needs to do today in order to win the Pioneer Valley League Meet No. 1 at Gibson Ranch: Beat Bea ...

Del Oro's Heyn Pulling Double Duty

In an era when many high school athletes are more and more finding themselves specializing in one sport, Amy Heyn is defying the odds. And, while most athletes feel fortunate to ...

Bear River High cross country team holding free e-waste collection day

Due to budget cuts, the Bear River cross country team is hosting a free e-waste collection day in order to try to raise funds for team uniforms and a bus to the subsection meet in ...

Make your dry-land training count

Because the snow season is finite, cross country skiers have developed dry-land progressions that mimic the on-snow technique. These progressions help clear the summer cob-webs and ...

(Olympic) Trial run for Roseville marathoner Tollefson

Tim Tollefson says he was more of a soccer player at Rocklin High School. He gets his kicks now running marathons.Tollefson, 26, is running for the first time in the U.S. Olympic M ...

Got balance?

Balance is a key element of efficient, enjoyable cross-country skiing. While some contend they simply do not possess balance, don’t be a victim of this belief. Balance is trainab ...

Hillmen going the distance

Placer High junior Gama Gomez is a bundle of unbridled energy, especially now that soccer season is over and his legs aren’t aching on a regular basis. Within a 24-hour blur, Go ...

Should teen athletes be tested for sudden cardiac arrest?

Lucas Armand was mini-golfing at Scandia on Sept. 23 when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. Medical professionals were able to revive the 14-year-old Del Oro cross country runn ...

Hillmen run away with section title

The Placer High boys cross country team won its second Sac-Joaquin Section championship in three years Friday at Willow Hills in Folsom. Senior Christian Finkbeiner raced to third ...

Seize the season: Shift to ski conditioning

Calling all foothill endurance athletes to mix it up this winter — rather than riding around in the rain in a soggy chamois and running in soaked socks — check out cross countr ...