Posted on September 21, 2009 by Jayson
Rebecca continued her strong season at the US 5km Championships with a runner-up finish. Rebecca powered over the last hill and down the finishing straight to pull away from Jen Rhines (15:31) and Sara Hall (15:33) to finish 2nd and establish a new personal best, 15:30. Amy Yoder-Begley won the race in 15:27. In coordination with USATF, Flotrack provided in-depth coverage of the championships. The US 5km Championships is held in conjunction with the CVS Caremark Downtown 5k in Providence, RI. Rebecca’s second place finish earned her 12 points in the USA Running Circuit and moved her up to seventh in the standings.
US 5km Championships Results
US 5km Championships Race
US 5km Championships Women’s Award Ceremony
Tegenkamp Wins Title and Donaghue Rolls at 5k Road Champs (Kimbia Athletics article)
Rebecca’s post-race interview
Filed under: Flotrack Coverage, national championship, road race | Tagged: Amy Yoder-Begley, CVS Caremark Downtown 5k, Flotrack, jen Rhines, Kimbia Athletics, Matt Tegenkamp, Providence, Rebecca Donaghue, Sara Hall, US 5k Championships, USA Running Circuit, usatf | Leave a Comment »
Posted on September 16, 2009 by Jayson
Rebecca was recently included in a nice video piece on PennTrackXC.com. In the video, Rebecca, Artie Gilkes, Luke Watson, Katie Kisenwether, and Lori Shontz talk about what high school country means to them. It holds a very special place in all of their hearts and they give us a glimpse as to why.
So what does high school country mean to you? Add your answers to the comments section.
Filed under: cross country, High School | Tagged: Artie Gilkes, High School Cross Country, Katie Kisenwether, Lori Shontz, Luke Watson, Rebecca Donaghue | Leave a Comment »
Posted on September 15, 2009 by Jayson
Rebecca will be back at it again this weekend as she takes on a very strong field at the US 5km Championships in Providence, RI. Rebecca will look to move up from her 5th place finish from last year when she toes the line. The US 5km Championships is run in conjunction with the CVS Caremark Downtown 5k. Run The Roads previews the men’s and women’s races for the upcoming weekend.
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Posted on September 10, 2009 by Jayson
Rebecca completed her long weekend with flying colors. Rebecca’s girls from State High got the weekend started off on the right foot with victory at the Big Valley Invitational. It was close race and they were able to beat Lewisburg 69-72. Listen as Rebecca recaps her team’s performance.
Right after the JV race, Rebecca and Artie hopped in their car to make sure Rebecca didn’t miss her flight to New Haven, CT for the US 20km Championships. Rebecca finished 4th in the race which was won by Colleen DeReuck.
Rebecca’s discusses her performance below.
Flotrack’s Coverage of the USA 20km Championships
Women’s USA 20km Race
Rebecca’s Post-race Interview
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Posted on September 4, 2009 by Jayson
Posted on September 1, 2009 by Jayson
Recently Rebecca was ranked 7th in the Running Times magazine’s weekly rankings. She will put that ranking on the line and more when she travels to New Haven this weekend for the 2009 USA 20km Championships. So much for it being Labor Day Weekend because Rebecca will have a full slate of activities. On Saturday, the girls’ team from State College High School opens up their season at the Big Valley Invitational. With 6 of their top 7 back from last year, the girls from State High will look to improve on last year’s runner-up finish as they continue to build for the PIAA Championships in November where they finished 8th in 2008. After the Big Valley Invite, Rebecca will head east for the New Haven 20k which also serves as the US Championship. The top two female finishers will be offered a position to represent the USA at the 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Birmingham, England on October 11. So while we are all enjoying the extra day off, make sure you take time to cheer on Rebecca and wish her safe travels.
Filed under: cross country, High School, national championship, rankings, road race | Tagged: 2009 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Big Valley Invite, Birmingham, England, Labor Day Weekend, New Have 20km, PIAA Championships, Rebecca Donaghue, Running Times, State College High School, State High Girls' XC, USA 20km Championships | 2 Comments »