Gunn grad Tyler qualifies for 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials


Gunn High grad Tori Tyler qualified for the 2016 Olympic Marathon Trials by finishing eighth in the women's division at the California International Marathon on Sunday in Sacramento.

The 27-year-old Tyler, who lives in Danville, clocked two hours, 38 minutes, 48 seconds and averaged 6:04 per mile over the 26.2-mile course that finished in front of the state capitol building.

Tyler, who was a California state champ in the girls' 3,200 meters in 2005, ranked sixth in the women's 25-29 age bracket out of 294 entrants. She also was 100th overall, out of 5,794 total runners in the race -- 2,568 of them women.

Tyler ran collegiately for the University of Washington and then Chico State after graduating from Gunn in 2005.

Earlier this year, Tyler was the 10th-place woman at the Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, was the No. 4 female in the Credit Union SacTown 10 Miler in Stockton, was the No. 5 woman in the Emerald Across the Bay 12K in San Francisco, was the female winner at the San Jose Double Racing Festival, was the No. 4 female at the Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Half Marathon and was the No. 6 female in the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Half Marathon.

The California International Marathon is certified and sanctioned by USATF, and therefore is a Boston Marathon qualifier and an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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