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Last Friday, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alumni and NBA standout, Jason Kidd, earned one of Cal’s high honors. The Golden Bears inducted Kidd into their Hall of Dame. His jersey, No. 5, has also been retired at UC Berkeley. 

While Cal likes to present his time there as the beginning of his career, Alamedans know Kidd started leaving the competition way behind while playing for St. Joe’s Pilots here in town. With coach Frank LaPorte and his fellow Pilots, Kidd took two consecutive state championships in his high school career. 

 

This weekend the Bank of Marin’s Alameda Running Festival takes place at Alameda Point with an expanded Health and Fitness Expo, beer garden, live music after Sunday’s half marathon and three flat and unique run courses that showcase the beauty of the Island. 

A 5-kilometer run will kick off the weekend’s events at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. This year the 5k, along with the Health and Fitness Expo is presented by Penumbra Inc. 

 

Encinal High School Jets cross country runner Shelby Nelson set a team record at the Lowell Invitational meet in Golden Gate Park last Saturday. She finished fourth in a heat of 171 runners, with a time of 17:55, beating the previous record set in 2009 by 24 seconds. Nelson, a junior, finished 10th overall. The race is the first and largest of the cross country season with more than 80 schools and almost 3,000 athletes participating.

McDaniels family helps instruct collaborative’s kids

After my younger brother Ryan McDaniels passed away unexpectedly in August 2012, several friends, family members and the the local swim community donated money in his name to create the Ryan McDaniels Aquatic Fund. 

Last Friday, St. Joseph Notre Dame High School alumni and NBA standout, Jason Kidd, earned one of Cal’s high honors. The Golden Bears inducted Kidd into their Hall of Dame. His jersey, No. 5, has also been retired at UC Berkeley. 

While Cal likes to present his time there as the beginning of his career, Alamedans know Kidd started leaving the competition way behind while playing for St. Joe’s Pilots here in town. With coach Frank LaPorte and his fellow Pilots, Kidd took two consecutive state championships in his high school career. 

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