Mayor Designates Day to Honor Local Runner

Courtesy photo  Mayor Trish Spencer and cross country runner Kiera Marshall celebrate Marshall’s success.

Mayor Designates Day to Honor Local Runner


The City of Alameda declared Tuesday, Jan. 17, Kiera Marshall Day at a ceremony during the City Council meeting that day.

Marshall, a senior at St. Joseph Notre Dame High School, had a stellar season as a member of the Pilots’ women’s cross country team. Marshall stood in front of the council as they praised her accomplishments during the 2016 cross-country season. The Council and the entire audience gave her a standing ovation. 

Mayor Trish Spencer handed Marshall a certificate and they posed for pictures. Marshall was joined by members of her family and her cross country head coach Tony Fong. 

Marshall was a force on the cross country trail all season. Marshall finished first in the 2.93-mile Mt. Sac Invitational Div. V race on Oct. 21 with a time of 17:53. She led her team to a Bay County League East league title. She won the 3-mile Div. V North Coast Section individual race with a time of 17:08.4 on Nov. 19. 

Finally, Marshall won the 5k Div. V California Interscholastic Federation cross country individual race with a time of 17:40.3 on Nov. 26. Marshall is the first woman to win a state championship in SJND’s history.

Marshall will chose which college she will attend and compete with next month.