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 world record in the 4x200 Relay that lasted over 20 years.

World records[edit]

Year Event Record Athlete Nationality
1960 Long Jump 8.21 +0.0 Ralph Boston  United States
Shot Put 20.06 m Bill Nieder  United States
Discus throw 59.91 m Rink Babka  United States
1962 Pole Vault 4.93 m Dave Tork  United States
1963 Discus throw 62.62 m Al Oerter  United States
Decathlon 9,121 points C.K. Yang  Republic of China
1964 Discus throw 62.94 m Al Oerter  United States
1976 Discus throw 69.18 m Mac Wilkins  United States
1981 Heptathlon 6,166 Jane Frederick  United States
1994 4x200 m relay 1:18.68 Santa Monica Track Club
Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Carl Lewis
 United States
1996 Steeplechase 10:34.5 Sara Heeb  United States
1998 Steeplechase 10:19.6 Karen Harvey  Canada

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
600 m 1:15.44 Duane Solomon  United States 18 April 2015 [3]
800 m 1:43.88 Duane Solomon  United States 19 April 2014 [4]
1500 m 3:35.70 Russell Wolf Brown  United States 15 April 2011 [5]
Mile 3:52.21 Jamel Ahrass  France 20 April 2012 [6][7]
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 [8][9]
High jump 2.35 m Guowei Zhang  China 18 April 2015 [10]
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 [11]
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 [12]
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 [13]

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 [14]
800 m 2:00.27 Meredith Rainey  United States April 1992
1500 m 4:04.86 Brenda Martinez  United States 19 April 2013 [15]
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 [16]
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 [17]
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 [18][19]
Triple jump 13.96 m Suzette Lee  Jamaica 16 April 2000 [20]
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 74.98 m Sultana Frizell  Canada 19 April 2014 [21]
Javelin throw 59.84 m Ariana Ince  United States 18 April 2015 [22]
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 [23]
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


High School Meet Records[edit]

Boys[edit]

Event Record Athlete School Date Ref
100 m 10.39 Ray Brown John Muir 1984
200 m 21.03 Quincy Watts Taft 1986
400 m 46.49 Michael Granville Bell Gardens 1995
800 m 1:51.06 Nick Hartle Centennial 2012
Mile 4:07.72 Bernie Montoya Cibola 2012
3200 9:02.20 Danny Martinez St. John Bosco 2012
110 hurdles
39"/.99m
13.48 (+1.7 m/s) Jonathan Cabral Agoura 2011
300 meters hurdles 36.7h Gordon Bugg West Covina 1983
4x100 relay 40.72 Long Beach Poly 2010
4x200 relay 1:24.35 Long Beach Poly 1999
4x400 relay 3:13.71 John Muir 1981
4x800 relay 7:40:30 Dana Hills 2009
4x1600 relay 17:17.99 Rancho Cucamonga 2012
Sprint Medley Relay
2-2-4-8
3:23.5h Compton 1980
Distance Medley Relay 10:02.73 Loyola
Andrew Bland, Andrew Medina, Phillip Kostelnik, Elias Gedyon
2011
Shuttle Hurdles Relay 58.6h Hawthorne 1984
High Jump 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) Jeremy Fischer Camarillo 1994
Randall Cunningham II Bishop Gorman 2014
Pole Vault 5.11 m (16 ft 9 in) Cole Walsh Brophy Prep 2013
Long Jump 7.64 m (25 ft 034 in) M.T. Lee  Taiwan 1979
Triple Jump 15.53 m (50 ft 1114 in) Ken Williams Troy 1982
Shot Put
12Lb./5.4Kg.
20.70 m (67 ft 1034 in) Van Mounts Bakersfield 1998
Discus 68.30 m (224 ft 034 in) Kamy Keshmiri Reno 1987

Girls[edit]

Event Record Athlete School Date Ref
100 m 11.40 Angela Williams Chino 1997
200 m 22.51 (+1.3 m/s) NR Allyson Felix L.A. Baptist 2003
400 m 53.28 Janeene Vickers Pomona 1986
800 m 2:08.05 Irma Betancourt  Mexico 1990
100 h 13.43 (+1.8 m/s) Sasha Wallace Castro Valley 2013
300 h 40.97 Ebony Collins L.B. Wilson 2006
4x100 relay 45.22 L.B. Wilson 2006
4x200 relay 1:36.77 Long Beach Poly 1994
4x400 relay 3:42.38 Kennedy, Granada Hills
Denean Howard, Tina Howard, Sherri Howard
1981
4x800 relay 9:03.77 Harvard-Westlake
Yasmin Moreno, Lauren Hansson, Amy Weissenbach, Cami Chapus
2011
4x1600 relay 20:01.38 Redondo
Rachel Bush, Kayla Ferron, Cara Ulizio, Lyndsey Mull
2012
Sprint Medley Relay
2-2-4-8
3:53.28 L.B. Wilson 2003
Distance Medley Relay 11:41.84 Torrey Pines 2010
Shuttle Hurdles Relay 58.50 Long Beach Poly
Ebony Crear, Kymber Payne, Je'Neal Ainsworth, Erica Foster
2014
High Jump 1.94 m (6 ft 414 in) NR Vashti Cunningham Bishop Gorman 2015
Pole Vault 4.22 m (13 ft 10 in) Tori Anthony Castilleja 2007
Long Jump 6.38 m (20 ft 11 in) (+1.8 m/s) Courtney Corrin Harvard-Westlake 2013
Triple Jump 12.56 m (41 ft 214 in) Ashley Anderson Carson 2014
Shot Put 15.84 m (51 ft 1112 in) Stamatia Scarvelis Dos Pueblos 2014
Discus 52.30 m (171 ft 7 in) Billie Jo Grant Arroyo Grande 2002

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. ^ "600m Results". flashwest.com. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Men's 800m H01 Results". www.flotrack.org. 19 April 2014. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  5. ^ Kirby Lee (2011-04-17). "Meet records for Williams and Brown, Jeter dashes 10.99 at Mt. SAC Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 2011-04-17. 
  6. ^ "Mile Run Results". www.flashwest.com. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  7. ^ Kirby Lee (22 April 2012). "World leads by Reese and Aarrass highlight Mt Sac Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ Kirby Lee (22 April 2012). "World leads by Reese and Aarrass highlight Mt Sac Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  10. ^ "High Jump Results". flashwest.com. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  11. ^ "Triple Jump Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2002-04-26. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  12. ^ "1 Mile Walk Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2001-04-23. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  13. ^ "4x110m Hurdles Shuttle Relay Results". www.flashwest.com. 13 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  14. ^ "400 Metres Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2000-04-16. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  15. ^ "1500 Metres Results". www.flashwest.com. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  16. ^ "100 Metres Hurdles Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2000-04-16. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  17. ^ "High Jump Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 1999-04-19. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  18. ^ "Long Jump Results". www.flashwest.com. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  19. ^ Kirby Lee (22 April 2012). "World leads by Reese and Aarrass highlight Mt Sac Relays". IAAF. Retrieved 22 April 2012. 
  20. ^ "Triple Jump Results". www.mtsacrelays.com. 2000-04-16. Retrieved 2010-04-24. 
  21. ^ Jon Mulkeen (20 April 2014). "Solomon and Frizell smash meeting records at Mt SAC, Eaton makes 400m hurdles debut". IAAF. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  22. ^ "Javelin Throw Results". flashwest.com. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  23. ^ "4 × 100m Relay Results". www.flashwest.com. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 

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