Mt SAC Relays 2015 - USA Athletics Scholarships

Mt SAC Relays 2015

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Both in terms of sheer numbers and also the quality at the top end, the Mt SAC Relays is always one of the premier track meetings of the season. The meet moto is ‘where the world’s best athletes compete’, and if one looks at the history and tradition of the event then it is impossible to disagree with this rather self-complementing statement. However, rather than simply cater for the professionals like Diamond League meetings must do, Mt Sac Relays is all encompassing. Thousands of athletes will be competing across four full days and nights, and it is certainly not unheard of for the various sections of the 10,000m races to run on well past midnight local time.

As usual there are a whole host of British and Irish athletes scheduled to compete, both collegiate and post collegiate or professional. Rather than be a specialist distance event like Stanford, Mt Sac offers high quality competition for athletes across all events ranging from hammer to 10,000m and everything in-between.

Due to the sheer size of the meet, it would be difficult to list all entries, but known British and Irish athletes currently scheduled to be competing in invitational ‘A’ sections of each event are:

Men

1500m – Zak Seddon – Florida State

5000m – Adam Bitchell – Unattached

5000m – Jake Shelley – Unattached

PV – Jax Thoirs – Washington

HT – Nick Miller – Oklahoma State

Women

800m – Marilyn Okoro – Non collegiate

1500m – Rhianwedd Price – Mississippi State

10,000m – Lucy Crookes – UAB

3000m SC – Pippa Woolven – Florida State

There will certainly be many changes to the start lists before the events take place, so we will do our best to provide timely results.  For full start lists please click here, and for meet information, results, and schedules please click here.

Elsewhere this weekend, DII’s Oliver Aitchinson will attempt, along with 4 other Adams State teammates, to become the first sub-4 miler on Colorado soil. He currently is ranked 1st in DII by a whopping 4 seconds (3:40), and 3rd overall collegiately with only two DI athletes having gone quicker this term.

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