Sprinters with local ties win gold at World Masters

Courtesy of Debbie Hoffman
Debbie Hoffman of Los Altos, left, and former Los Altos resident Joy Upshaw were on the winning 4x200 relay team (women’s 50-54 division) at the World Masters Indoor Championships.

Debbie Hoffman wasn’t sure about traveling to Hungary for the World Masters Indoor Championships, a track and field competition she had never participated in before. Nudged by her friend and training partner, the Los Altos resident chose to go – and is so glad she did.

“Joy convinced me to run in the World competition in Budapest,” said Hoffman, referring to former Los Altos Hills resident Joy Upshaw. “What a great experience.”


Fruitful day on the Farm

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Los Altos High’s Brian Yeager soars in the triple jump at the Stanford Invitational Saturday.

Last weekend’s Stanford Invitational attracted the best high school track and field athletes in the region, including several local standouts who more than held their own.

Competitors from Los Altos, Mountain View, St. Francis and Gunn highs finished at or near the top in a slew of events Friday and Saturday on the Farm.


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