Archive for April, 2006

2006 Mt. SAC Relays

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

The Mount San Antonio College Relays, affectionately known throughout the track and field world as the Mt. SAC Relays, celebrated its 48th running this year. Day 2 of this year’s University / Open competition was a soggy one, with conditions ranging from light drizzle to heavy downpour.

Mt. SAC Relays photo gallery

Athletes with Arizona connections competing on Day 2 of the University / Open portion of the meet included Desert Vista grad Haley Paul in the 1500 meter run, UA Wildcat Jonah Maiyo in the 1500 meter run, the Horizon High School boys 4 x 1 mile relay team, and Sun Devil Casey Burchill in the 10,000 meter run.

Desert Vista grad Haley Paul, now running for Washington State

Horizon High School competed in the 4 x mile relay

Casey Burchill

2006 Carlsbad 5000

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Meseret Defar from Ethiopia, the 2004 Olympic champion at 5000 meters, set a pending world best for a road 5K at the Carlsbad 5000, on April 9. The quaint beach town of Carlsbad, north of San Diego, had another marvelous day for running. The masters’ races were run early in the morning under overcast skies. By noon, as the invitational competitors lined up to race, skies were clear and a gentle breeze blew from the north.

Images from the 2006 Carlsbad 5000

Carlsbad 5000 information and results

Meseret Defar en route to new world record

Quest Club was represented in both the Junior Carlsbad on Saturday, and the various adult 5K’s on Sunday. Mary Orr left town with an age group award, by placing 3rd in her division.

Quest Club pics from the 2006 Carlsbad 5000

Quest Club masters women at Carlsbad