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.