37th Running of the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run

Following the original trails used by gold and silver miners of the 1850’s, the rugged terrain of the Western States Endurance Run course is a mental and physical test of even the most hardened athletes. This year Geoff Roes of Douglas, Ala. set a course record of 15 hours 7 minutes and 4.5 seconds — narrowly beating out Anton Krupicka of Boulder, Colo. who finished second in 15:13:52.1.

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Amy Palmiero -Winters

Amy Palmiero-Winters has run since she was a child, and continued running after losing her leg in a motorcycle accident. Now, seventeen years after the accident, she is the first amputee runner to qualify for the U.S. national track and field team and is the recipient of the 2009 Sullivan Award, making her the nation’s top amateur athlete. “A disability means there’s something I can’t do. There’s nothing I can’t do,” The steely athlet remarked. On Saturday she and one other runner will be the first two female amputee athletes to compete in the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run.

Jesuit senior RJ Frasier is looking to become California’s first 100-meter boys champion since 1996 and the first area athlete to win a state 300 intermediate boys hurdles title.