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 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 »
Posted on June 25, 2009 by Jayson
A few weeks ago Artie and Rebecca headed to Boston for a few reasons, Rebecca needed a final tune-up race before the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships, to visit family and friends, and attend Rebecca’s induction into the inaugural class of the Nashoba Regional High School Hall of Fame.
Rebecca would win the 1500m in the New Balance Boston Twilight Series with a new personal record of 4:13.78. The race went as planned and served as indicator for which event Rebecca would choose to race at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships. There will be a video interview about the race and induction ceremony tomorrow.
New Balance Boston Twilight Series Results
Flotrack Coverage of New Balance Boston Twlight Series Meet #3
Filed under: High School, Outdoor Track | Tagged: Artie Gilkes, Flotrack, Nashoba Regional High School, New Balance, new balance boston, New Balance Boston Twlight Series, Rebecca Donaghue, Twilight Series | Leave a Comment »
Posted on May 14, 2009 by Jayson
Rebecca talks about coaching at State College High School and the local youth team, Nittany Track and Field. She also discusses her high school coach and how his concepts established the foundation for her to have a successful career. And lastly she talks about her current coach, Artie Gilkes, and what he means to her and how he has impacted her running.
Filed under: Coaching, High School | Tagged: Artie Gilkes, Hall of Fame, Nittany Track and Field, Rebecca Donaghue, State College High School | Leave a Comment »
Posted on April 24, 2009 by Jayson