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News From State Championships

August 08, 2015 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, High School

St. Francis senior Peyton Bilo gets in a workout a few days before States. (SRN photo)

St. Francis senior Peyton Bilo gets in a workout a few days before States. (SRN photo)

For most high school runners, simply qualifying for State Champs is the highlight of the year. A very few locals will shine on the big stage.

For the past couple of years, all eyes have been on Davis junior Fiona O’Keeffe, who has dominated the region’s distance running. This year, the pressure was on for her to take home the region’s first title in the 3200.

Alas, she was so close!


O’Keeffe, Kurdy on Top at Sac-Joaquin XC Sectionals

November 17, 2014 By: John Blue Category: Cross Country, High School

running manFiona O’Keeffe’s commanding win at Saturday’s Sac-Joaquin cross country sectional championships wasn’t quite enough to get the Davis girls the championship, but it was fast enough to set a new course record of 16:57.

The Bella Vista girls took top honors, followed by Davis, and then St. Francis.

Of the Div I one boys, it was Jesuit’s Sean Kurdy with the win in 15:43.

For the team results, it was Davis, Granite Bay and Jesuit finishing 1, 2, and 3.

The top three girls teams and the top two boys teams will converge on Clovis November 29th for the State Championships. It should be exciting!


Fiona O’Keeffe Runs 16:28 at Mt Sac Invitational

October 25, 2014 By: John Blue Category: Cross Country, General Running News, High School, High School

Davis High School’s Fiona O’Keeffe is absolutely dominant in the Team Sweepstakes event at Mt. Sac, where she joins a very small club of sub 16:30 finishers. (FYI, the audio is dorked up in this video. It’s not your computer.)

Watch more videos on Flotrack


Davis High School Girls XC Going to Nationals

December 05, 2013 By: John Blue Category: Cross Country, High School

Looks like the Blue Devils girl’s cross country team is on its way to Oregon for the National Championships.

Anchored by the speedy Fiona O’Keeffe’s, the Blue Devils came in 2nd in the State Championships in Fresno leading to an at-large invite to the Nike Cross Nationals.

O’Keeffe’s time of 16:58 was good enough for the overall win, and fastest ever sophomore time.

The Davis Enterprise has the story.

Flotrack has the video:

Watch more video of Fiona O’Keeffe on




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