Maddy Denner dishes on her victory in the 2-mile at the New Balance Nationals (10:04.53 PR/US #6, CA #9 AT) and the unexpected challenges she had to overcome to win the race. (Phil Ponder photo)
Articles with Elena Denner
This is the seventh installment in a series of section-by-section track & field season in review articles. This is a recap of the North Coast Coast Section.
So many storylines from the 100th CIF-State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High.
To win CIF State Championships team titles, both Murrieta Mesa and Serra needed a superstar to lead them. Christian Shakir-Ricks played that role for the Rams, as did junior Jazmyne Frost for Cavaliers.
Here's a link back to 14 feature interviews with a cross section of California's top returning athletes, including all eight 2017 State Meet event winners, conducted before the start of the 2018 season. We called it 'Track & Field Preview Interview Series.' If you missed it earlier this spring, we invite you to enjoy meeting these wonderful student/athletes now.
There were 64 non-senior athletes who stood on the medals stand at least once at the CIF-State Track & Field Championships last June. We review their performance and examine where they are on the eve of the 2018 finals.
California state track and field meet and distance races = competitive galore!
Three of the nation's best distance runners put on a show in the 1600m final at the Sac-Joaquin Section Masters Meet in what figures to be just a warmup for what's to come at the State Finals.
A broadview approach to 10 Storylines To Watch heading into this weekend's 100th CIF-State Track & Field Championships.
Event-by-event preview of the 60th Mt. SAC Relays to be held at El Camino College in Torrance.
Which recruiting classes have had the most success already? Take a look at our top 10
Four relay teams took over US #1 slots after Friday night's 'Burnin Batons' portion of the 51st Arcadia Invitational.
Images from the Stanford Invitational by Eric Taylor includes those epic DMRs -- where 800m rivals Jett Charvet (Heritage) and Alex Scales (Bellarmine) battled once again, and Mari Friedman and Santa Cruz got the best of Great Oak.
Heading into major distance invitationals -- Saturday's Dublin Distance Fiesta and the Azusa Meet of Champions Distance Classic on March 24 -- we examine a section-by-section distance breakdown.
Week-in-review recap also includes listings of some of the top marks around CA that popped last week.
Top Sac-Joaquin area talent, including elite fields in the boys and girls 1,600m, illuminate the marquee for the 14th Sacramento State High School Track Classic scheduled for Saturday at Hornet Stadium.
Distance running stars Elena and Maddy Denner of Oak Ridge HS are identical twins. On the eve of the start of their season at the Sacramento State Classic, we wanted to share a conversation about what's great and maybe not so great being twins.
The Track & Field Preview Interview Series takes you into the Sierra Nevada foothills to El Dorado Hills Oak Ridge HS for a conversation with twins Elena and Maddy Denner, two of CA's elite distance runners.
Best of the Best: The Top 100 returning girls in the distances regardless of class heading into this Track & Field season.
Class of the Class Rankings lists the top returning girls in the 2018 class (last year's juniors) in the distance races heading into this Track & Field season.
This outdoor track & field database report compares where current high school athletes rank among the best in the state over the past 10 years. This report compares the top 50 girls in the distance events.
Will Great Oak dominate the distance races again this winter? With top returner Sandra Pflughoft, breakout star Fatima Cortes, and transfer Tori Gaitan, we're guessing the answer is yes.
My picks for the top 15 individuals from the California 2017 Track and Field season.
We are closing out the 2017 XC season by recognizing California's top runners. This is the penultimate installment of a 10-part MileSplitCA series of All-State teams. Check out the overall Girls All-State Team.
We are closing out the 2017 XC season by recognizing California's top runners. This is the seventh installment of a 10-part MileSplitCA All-State series. Check out Senior Girls.
CA teams & individuals at NXN this weekend ready to show state depth.
Check out the five most impressive women's recruiting classes of the early signing period.
There are potential state title contenders in every division, including the Vista Del Lago girls in Division 3.
Two of California's best mid-distance talents, also sisters, are headed in different directions.
Our first version of subjective section rankings with the help of plenty of SJS coaches.
As we head closer to the start of the cross country season, here are our pre-season top 10 girls.
Our interview with Maddy and Elena Denner, Oak Ridge HS (SJS) juniors. Photo courtesy of Ben Crawford.
We just completed the seventh outdoor weekend for California Invitationals and this week you choose two performers from the just completed Arcadia Invitational. Kirby Lee photo.