Maura O'Brien joined my program in the Summer of her Junior Year and competed in the State, Regional, and National Junior Olympics, finishing 6th in the Steeple Chase in the 15-16 Division at Nationals.
She trained with and competed for Ric Rojas Running in the winter of her Senior year in high school, helping Ric's Girls 4 x 800M Team capture the Silver Metal at the Simplot Games (9:37.36).
Maura ran a strong 5:10.65 for 1600M at the 2012 Colorado State 4A Track and Field Championships and accepted a scholarship at Adams State University.
After taking a redshirt freshman year, she finished 15th at the D-II National Cross Country Championships, qualifying for All-American in her first season of Collegiate Competion. Click here for the NCAA Video Coverage of the race.
She added to her All-American resulme by finishing 5th at the 2014 Indoor National Championships (4:58.47) and running the anchor leg (3:31.64 - 1200m) on the Adams State Gold Medal Medley Relay Team.
Nederland High School Class of 2012
US Naval Acadmey Class of 2016
Kelley Robinson demonstrated her talent at an early age, winning the USATF Individual National Cross Country Championship in the 14-15 Age Group in 2006 representing Ric Rojas Running. She garnered the USATF National Athlete of the Week for her efforts.
Kelley went on the win multiple Colorado State Championships during her High School Career, posting a 1600m best of xxx, a 3200m best of nnn, and a 5K best of nnn.
Kelley took the Bronze Medal at the 2012 Simplot Games 1600m (5:04.49) and ran the anchor leg on the Ric Rojas Running Gold Medal 4x800m Team.
Eire High School's Sean McClanahan joined Ric Rojas Running after his Junior Year and improved dramatically in the 400m event over the remainder of his Senior year, winning the 100m (10.67), 200m (21.33), and 400m (46.78 Personal Best, 4th National High School Ranking) at the 2014 Colorado State High School Track and Field Championships.
Sean's improvemnt was dramatic: he ran a 53-second time trial in the fall of 2013, a 50.4 Indoors in January, 2014 at the USATF Martin Luther King Games, a 48.91 to win the Simplot Games in February 2014, and a 48.00 at Arcadia in April, before setting the Colorado 4A State Record in May at the Colorado State High School Championships.
Sean earned NCAA Division I All-American Honors in his Freshman year, running a leg in TCU's 5th place 4 x 400m Relay (3:07.3).
Forthcoming Ric Rojas Running Success Stories
Adams State University Class of 2016
Heather Harrower, Fairview Class of 2014 MLK Games
Nell Rojas, Boulder High School Class of 2006
Alex Weinheimer, Fairview High School Class of 2011
Alex Paul, Silver Creek Class of 2010
Ryan Russ, Mullen High School Class of 2010
Sarah Cocco, Fairview High School Class of 2008
Carys McCauley Fairview High School, Warington Athletic Club