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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. The Relays are held in mid-April each year [1] since the first edition held on April 24-25, 1959. The meet was started by Mt. San Antonio College track coach Hilmer Lodge, and flourished under his direction until his retirement in 1963.[2] 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.[3] Because of the stature of the meet, the stadium and most meet literature contains the phrase "Where the world's best athletes compete".

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DivisionsEdit

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. While the relays started in 1959, the first women weren't allowed to participate until 1961, with one race, a 440-yard dash, out of a 113 event schedule.[2]

Past Directors of the Mt. Sac Relays include Hilmer Lodge, Don Ruh, John Norton, Scott Davis and current director, Doug Todd.

Due to construction of a new Hilmer Lodge Stadium at Mt. San Antonio College, the 2016 edition was held at Cerritos College in Norwalk and the 2017 and 2018 editions were held at El Camino College in Torrance.

RecordsEdit

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 (1994-2015).

World recordsEdit

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 4 × 200 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 RecordsEdit

MenEdit

Event Record Athlete Nationality Date Ref
100 m 9.86 (+1.8 m/s) Ato Boldon   Trinidad and Tobago 19 April 1998 [4]
200 m 19.91 (+1.0 m/s) Ameer Webb   United States 16 April 2016 [5]
400 m 43.45 Michael Norman   United States 20 April 2019 [6]
600 m 1:15.44 Duane Solomon   United States 18 April 2015 [7]
800 m 1:43.60 Clayton Murphy   United States 15 April 2017 [8]
1500 m 3:35.70 Russell Wolf Brown   United States 15 April 2011 [9]
Mile 3:52.21 Jamel Ahrass   France 20 April 2012 [10][11]
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 [12][11]
High jump 2.35 m Guowei Zhang   China 18 April 2015 [13]
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 [14]
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
100m (wind) Long jump (wind) Shot put High jump 400m 110H (wind) Discus Pole vault Javelin 1500m
1 Mile walk 5:54.52 Curt Clausen   United States 23 April 2001 [15]
4x100 m relay 37.79 Santa Monica Track Club   United States April 1994
4 × 200 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 [16]

WomenEdit

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 [17]
800 m 1:59.10 Raevyn Rogers   United States 15 April 2017 [18]
1500 m 4:04.86 Brenda Martinez   United States 19 April 2013 [19]
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 12.43 (+1.5 m/s) Brianna Rollins-McNeal   United States 21 April 2018 [20]
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 [21]
Chaunte Howard   United States 15 April 2006
Pole vault 4.60 m Kristen Hixson   United States 21 April 2018 [22]
Long jump 7.12 m (-0.9 m/s) Brittney Reese   United States 21 April 2012 [23][11]
Triple jump 14.33 m (+1.6 m/s) Keturah Orji   United States 21 April 2018 [24]
Shot put 20.13 m Claudia Losch   Germany April 1984
Discus throw 67.48 m Meg Ritchie   United Kingdom April 1981
Hammer throw 75.05 m (246 ft 2 in) Brooke Andersen   United States 18 April 2019 [25]
Javelin throw 59.84 m Ariana Ince   United States 18 April 2015 [26]
Heptathlon 6910 pts Jackie Joyner-Kersee   United States April 1986
100m H (wind) High jump Shot put 200m (wind) Long jump (wind) Javelin 800m
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 [27]
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 RecordsEdit

BoysEdit

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 4:00.16 Cooper Teare St. Joseph 14 April 2017 [28]
3200 m 8:54.74 Evert Silva Fresno 14 April 2017 [29]
110 hurdles
39"/.99m
13.48 (+1.7 m/s) Johnathan Cabral Agoura 2011
300 m hurdles 36.7h Gordon Bugg West Covina 1983
High jump 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) Jeremy Fischer Camarillo 1994
Randall Cunningham II Bishop Gorman 2014
Pole vault 5.56 m (18 ft 2 34 in)   Armand Duplantis (SWE) Lafayette 15 April 2017 [30]
Long jump 7.64 m (25 ft 34 in)   M.T. Lee (TWN) 1979
Triple jump 15.53 m (50 ft 11 14 in) Ken Williams Troy 1982
Shot put
12Lb./5.4 kg.
20.70 m (67 ft 10 34 in) Van Mounts Bakersfield 1998
Discus throw 68.30 m (224 ft 34 in) Kamy Keshmiri Reno 1987
4×100m relay 40.72 Long Beach Poly 2010
4×200m relay 1:24.35 Long Beach Poly 1999
4×400m relay 3:13.71 John Muir 1981
4×800m relay 7:37.09 Nick Sams, Nelson Quintana, George Binni, Isaac Cortes Great Oak
2015
4×1600m relay 17:17.99 Rancho Cucamonga 2012
Sprint medley relay
2-2-4-8
3:23.5 (ht) Compton 1980
Distance medley relay 10:01.90 Owen Bishop, Duy-Tran Sampson, Juan Diego Calvo, Ryan Renken Claremont 15 April 2017 [31]
Shuttle hurdles relay 58.6 (ht) Hawthorne 1984

GirlsEdit

Event Record Athlete School Date Ref
100 m 11.40 Angela Williams Chino 1997
200 m 22.51 [32] NHSR Allyson Felix L.A. Baptist 2003
400 m 51.99 Shae Anderson Norco 15 April 2017 [33]
800 m 2:08.05   Irma Betancourt (MEX) 1990
Mile 4:48.44 Rylee Bowen Sonoma 14 April 2017 [34]
3200 m 10:08.31 Lauren Gregory Fort Collins 14 April 2017 [35]
100 m hurdles 13.43 (+1.8 m/s) Sasha Wallace Castro Valley 2013
300 m hurdles 40.97 Ebony Collins L.B. Wilson 2006
High jump 1.94 m (6 ft 4 14 in) NHSR 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 2 14 in) Ashley Anderson Carson 2014
Shot put 15.84 m (51 ft 11 12 in) Stamatia Scarvelis Dos Pueblos 2014
Discus throw 52.30 m (171 ft 7 in) Billie Jo Grant Arroyo Grande 2002
4×100m relay 45.22 L.B. Wilson 2006
4×200m relay 1:36.77 Long Beach Poly 1994
4×400m relay 3:42.38 Kennedy, Granada Hills
Denean Howard, Tina Howard, Sherri Howard
1981
4×800m relay 9:03.77 Harvard-Westlake
Yasmin Moreno, Lauren Hansson, Amy Weissenbach, Cami Chapus
2011
4×1600m relay 19:53.81 Great Oak
Evelyn Mandel, Sydney Belus. Kiyena Beatty. Destiny Collins
2015
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

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ "800m Results". rtspt.com. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
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  29. ^ "3200m Results". rtspt.com. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  30. ^ "Pole Vault Results". rtspt.com. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  31. ^ "Distance Medley Relay Results". rtspt.com. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  32. ^ (+1.3 m/s)
  33. ^ "400m Results". rtspt.com. 15 April 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
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  35. ^ "3200m Results". rtspt.com. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 16 April 2017.

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