Mt. SAC Relays

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Olympic Flame and wall of honor at Hilmer Lodge Stadium

The Mt. SAC Relays are an annual track and field festival held primarily at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the Mt. San Antonio College campus in Walnut, California. Originally an August event, they are now held in mid-April each year. The relays were started by then track coach Hilmer Lodge in 1959. The meet attracts all levels and disciplines of the sport of Track and Field. They claim to have had as many as 9,000 competitors participate in a single year.[1] Because of the stature of the meet, the stadium and most meet literature contains the phrase "Where the world's best athletes compete".

Divisions[edit]

While the relays are most famous for the elite division, where many notable athletes have used this event as an early season test of their fitness (before the championships that start in late May and June), there are races for small children from the community, Youth teams, and Masters athletes. A full day is largely devoted to High School events, attracting the top Southern California talent as well as others from out of town. International High School athletes from as far away as Australia and New Zealand have competed here, Mexico is represented regularly. There is a "Distance Carnival" which provides a rare (American) opportunity to run in a highly competitive track 10,000 metres race. The meet is a popular gathering for many elite throwers. Seven world records in throwing events alone, including four in the Discus have been set at the Mt. SAC Relays. A full multiple event competition associated with the meet (Decathlon for men and now Heptathlon for women) is held at Azusa Pacific University. Racewalking events are held earlier in the month, with occasional elite races held on the day of the elite competition. And with this meet being held at a Community College, there is a full competition for that level.

Records[edit]

Over the course of its history, numerous national records in athletics and world records have been set at the Mt. SAC Relays including the current world record in the 4x200 Relay.

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality
1994 4x200 m relay 1:18.68 Santa Monica Track Club
Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Carl Lewis
 United States

Meet Records[edit]

Men[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 9.86 (+1.8 m/s) Ato Boldon  Trinidad and Tobago 19 April 1998 [2]
200 m 19.97 (+1.7 m/s) Wallace Spearmon  United States 17 April 2005
400 m 44.45 Steve Lewis  United States April 1992
800 m 1:44.98 Khadevis Robinson  United States 15 April 2006
1500 m 3:35.70 Russell Wolf Brown  United States 15 April 2011 [3]
Mile 3:52.21 Jamel Ahrass  France 20 April 2012 [4][5]
3000 m 7:47.8 Eamonn Martin  United Kingdom April 1984
5000 m 13:11.37 Juan Barrios  Mexico 13 April 2007
10000 m 27:36.2 Gabriel Kamau  Kenya April 1982
110 m hurdles 13.22 Larry Wade  United States April 1999
400 m hurdles 48.49 Chris Rawlinson  United Kingdom April 2002
3000 m steeplechase 8:26.14 Evan Jager  United States 19 April 2012 [6][7]
High jump 2.34 m Jesse Williams  United States 16 April 2011 [8]
Erik Kynard  United States 20 April 2013 [9]
Pole vault 5.82 m Giovanni Lanaro  Mexico 15 April 2007
Long jump 8.66 m Carl Lewis  United States April 1987
Triple jump 17.63 m Kenta Bell  United States 26 April 2002 [10]
Shot put 22.52 m John Brenner  United States April 1987
Discus throw 69.36 m Ben Plucknett  United States April 1983
Hammer throw 80.88 m Jud Logan  United States April 1986
Javelin throw 87.65 m Breaux Greer  United States 17 April 2005
Decathlon 8727 pts Dave Johnson  United States April 1992
(100 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump), (400 m) / (110 m hurdles), (discus), (pole vault), (javelin), (1500 m)
1 Mile walk 5:54.52 Curt Clausen  United States 23 April 2001 [11]
4x100 m relay 37.79 Santa Monica Track Club  United States April 1994
4x200 m relay 1:18.68 Santa Monica Track Club  United States April 1994
4x400 m relay 3:00.48 Mazda Track Club  United States April 1992
4x800 m relay 7:06.5 Santa Monica Track Club  United States April 1986
Sprint medley relay 3:12.2 Santa Monica Track Club  United States April 1984
Distance medley relay 9:29.3 Santa Monica Track Club  United States April 1983
4x110m hurdles shuttle relay 1:01.24 Jonte Turner
Michael Peters
Wesley Morris
Chris Navarro
 United States 13 April 2013 [12]

Women[edit]

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 10.87 Merlene Ottey  Jamaica 1987
200 m 22.07 Evelyn Ashford  United States April 1983
300 m 36.61 Kelli White  United States April 2000
400 m 49.59 Marion Jones  United States 16 April 2000 [13]
800 m 2:00.27 Meredith Rainey  United States April 1992
1500 m 4:04.86 Brenda Martinez  United States 19 April 2013 [14]
Mile 4:40.8 Francie Larrieu-Smith  United States April 1974
3000 m 8:50.07 PattiSue Plumer  United States April 1992
5000 m 14:44.80 Shalane Flanagan  United States 13 April 2007
10000 m 31:23.35 Sabrina Mockenhaupt  Germany 17 April 2004
100 m hurdles 12.63 (+1.6 m/s) Anjanette Kirkland  United States 16 April 2000 [15]
400 m hurdles 55.18 Brenda Taylor  United States 19 April 2004
3000 m steeplechase 9:39.94 Korene Hinds  Jamaica 13 April 2007
High jump 2.00 m Tisha Waller  United States 19 April 1999 [16]
Chaunte Howard  United States 15 April 2006
Pole vault 4.55 m Gao Shuying  China 15 April 2007
Chelsea Johnson  United States 18 April 2009
Long jump 7.12 m (-0.9 m/s) Brittney Reese  United States 21 April 2012 [17][18]
Triple jump 13.96 m Suzette Lee  Jamaica 16 April 2000 [19]
13.96 m (+0.6 m/s) Colleen Scott  Jamaica 19 April 2004
13.96 m (+1.2 m/s) Crystal Manning  United States 17 April 2010
Shot put 20.13 m Claudia Losch  Germany April 1984
Discus throw 67.48 m Meg Ritchie  United Kingdom April 1981
Hammer throw 72.59 m Amber Campbell  United States 16 April 2011 [20]
Javelin throw 59.72 m Christina Scherwin  Denmark 14 April 2006
Heptathlon 6910 pts Jackie Joyner-Kersee  United States April 1986
(100 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (200 m) / (long jump), (javelin), (800 m)
1 Mile walk 6:39.75 Michelle Rohl  United States 23 April 2001
4×100 m relay 41.79 Team Jet A
Mandy White
Carmelita Jeter
Lauryn Williams
Blessing Okagbare
 United States/ Nigeria 20 April 2013 [21]
4×200 m relay 1:32.44 Speed Dynamics  United States April 1992
4×400 m relay 3:26.87 Reebok  United States April 1992
4×800 m relay 8:17.09 Athletics West  United States April 1983
Sprint medley 1:37.40 Ali Track Club  United States April 1980

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mt. SAC History". www.mtsacrelays.com. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  2. ^ "100 Metres Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 1998-04-19. Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  3. ^ Kirby Lee (2011-04-17). "Meet records for Williams and Brown, Jeter dashes 10.99 at Mt. SAC Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Mile Run Results". www.flashwest.com. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  5. ^ Kirby Lee (22 April 2012). "World leads by Reese and Aarrass highlight Mt Sac Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  6. ^ "Evan Jager's Steeple Debut at Mt. Sac Relays a Very Successful 8:26.14". www.letsrun.com. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 21 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Kirby Lee (22 April 2012). "World leads by Reese and Aarrass highlight Mt Sac Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  8. ^ Kirby Lee (2011-04-17). "Meet records for Williams and Brown, Jeter dashes 10.99 at Mt. SAC Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  9. ^ Kirby Lee (21 April 2013). "Kynard’s 2.34m among seven world leads at Mt SAC Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  10. ^ "Triple Jump Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2002-04-26. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  11. ^ "1 Mile Walk Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2001-04-23. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  12. ^ "4x110m Hurdles Shuttle Relay Results". www.flashwest.com. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  13. ^ "400 Metres Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2000-04-16. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  14. ^ "1500 Metres Results". www.flashwest.com. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  15. ^ "100 Metres Hurdles Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2000-04-16. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  16. ^ "High Jump Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 1999-04-19. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  17. ^ "Long Jump Results". www.flashwest.com. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  18. ^ Kirby Lee (22 April 2012). "World leads by Reese and Aarrass highlight Mt Sac Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  19. ^ "Triple Jump Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2000-04-16. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  20. ^ "Hammer Throw Results". www.flashwest.com. 16 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  21. ^ "4 × 100m Relay Results". www.flashwest.com. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

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