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Granite Bay grad Burris rakes in awards at San Diego State

Roseville's Tollefson clocks 2:27:00 in Marathon Trials
By: Staff reports
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Miles Burris wrapped up his collegiate career as a San Diego State University linebacker by earning several awards, including an All-Mountain West Conference first-team selection for the second year in a row.

The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Granite Bay High School graduate was named the Aztecs’ defensive player of the year. Burris also earned the President’s Award for High Academic Achievement, and he shared the Dr. R. Hardy/C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy with fellow team captains J.J. Autele and Ryan Lindley, according to www.goaztecs.cstv.com.

Burris led the Aztecs in tackles each of the last two seasons. He had 78 tackles this season, including 46 solo, 19½ for loss, eight sacks and three fumble recoveries. In 50 career games, Burris had 235 total tackles, including 141 solo, 47 for loss and 19 sacks.

A three-time MWC all-academic honoree and San Diego State’s 2010 Student-Athlete of the Year, Burris received an invitation to play in the 87th East-West Shrine Game on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla., but won’t play, according to a spokeswoman in San Diego State’s media relations department.

Fresno State receiver Devon Wylie, another Granite Bay graduate, is on the West roster for the Shrine Game. Wylie led Fresno State with 56 receptions this season and was fourth in the nation with a punt return average of 15.38 yards and touchdowns against then-No. 10 Nebraska and No. 5 Boise State.

Tollefson runs 2:27 in Marathon Trials

Tim Tollefson of Roseville was timed in 2 hours, 27 minutes in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials on Saturday in Houston. Tollefson, 26, finished 79th in his first Trials.

Meb Keflezighi won the race in 2:09:08 and earned his third berth in the Olympics. Ryan Hall, who won the Trials in 2008, placed second in 2:09:30. Abdi Abdirahman finished third in 2:09:47.

Tollefson’s fiancé, Lindsay Nelson, finished 130th in the women’s Trials in 2:52.55. Earning Olympic berths were race winner Shalane Flanagan in 2:25:38, runner-up Desiree Davila in 2:25:55 and third-place Kara Goucher in 2:26:06.