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Saturday - Don Lugo, Murrietta Valley, Mark Matusak, Rachel Bryan
Friday -
Lindsay Flacks, Dan Nunn, Alex Dunn, Hopi AZ
DyeStat Elite performances | DyeStatCal sweeps | the meet's web site | Prior Years |

Photo Albums
47 Div 1/2 Boys Team Sweeps
- 48 Div 1/2 Boys Individual Sweeps - Erik Pederson's Race 48 pix - 49 Div 1/2 Girls Team Sweeps -
50 Div 1/2 Girls Individual Sweeps
- Doug Speck in the Switchbacks - Bill Leung's highlights -
28 Div 3 Girls Sweeps - 30 Div 4 Girls Sweeps - 31 Div 4 Boys Sweeps - 32 Div 5 Girls Sweeps - 33 Div 5 Boys Sweeps

Loyola jr Mark Matusak gets the lead from Duarte sr Mohamed Trafeh late in the Division 1/2 Boys Individual Sweepstakes and goes on to run the fastest time of the day (14:33). Matusak set a new record for a junior at Mt. SAC and tied 2002 winner Tim Nelson for third fastest ever at Mt. SAC (Ryan Hall 14:28 in 2001 and Jeff Nelson 14:32 in 1978). photo by Eric Pederson

Saturday Div 1/2: Don Lugo, Murrietta Valley, Mark Matusak, Rachel Bryan

Race TEAM INDIVIDUAL
47 D1-2 Boys Team Don Lugo 81 Dylan Jaedtke 11, Royal 15:01
48 D1-2 Boys Individual Arroyo 207 Mark Matusak 11, Loyola 14:33
49 D1-2 Girls Team Murrieta Valley 67 Collier Lawrence 12, Reno 17:32
50 D1-2 Girls Individual San Pasqual 80 Rachel Bryan 12, Laguna Creek 17:14

Temperatures rose to 95 degrees by mid-afternoon and smoke from Southern California fires started moving in, so the last 15 races (freshmen, soph and JV) were cancelled.

Friday Div 3-4-5: Lindsay Flacks, Dan Nunn, Alex Dunn, Hopi AZ

Harvard-Westlake sr Lindsay Flacks 17:32 and San Luis Obispo sr Dan Nunn 15:10 (Alex Dunn 15:11) are fastest of the day. Campolindo wins Division 3 Boys Sweeps, and Santa Margarita wins girls. Hopi AZ sweeps Division 4 team titles. Woodcrest Christian girls and Santa Clara boys win Div 5 Sweeps titles. Sweeps races are run on the full course (2.91 miles) as air quality improved during the afternoon. Earlier races were shortened to 2 miles because of the heat, plus the smoke and ash fallout from brush fires that started Thursday night in the Los Angeles basin. Some teams stayed home because of the uncertainties.

For Now, Dunn Proves Second to Nunn - DyeStatCal Friday highlights with top 12 individual and team times.

Race
TEAM INDIVIDUAL
Santa Margarita 107 Lindsay Flacks 12, Harvard-Westlake 17:32
Campolindo 80 Dan Nunn 12, San Luis Obispo 15:10
Hopi AZ 41 (San Lorenzo Valley 52) Katie Gose 12, La Reina 18:15
Hopi AZ 47 (McFarland 58) Alex Dunn 12, San Lorenzo Valley 15:11
Woodcrest Christian 34 Tari Brown 10, Brentwood 19:30
Santa Clara 55 Tony Arredondo 12, Santa Cruz 15:35

 

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BOYS
14:33 Matusak, Mark 2005, Loyola CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
14:38 Trafeh, Mohamed 2004, Duarte CA 2 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
14:38 Swier, Troy 2004, Mar Vista CA 3 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
14:54 Schmitt, Jake 2005, Redwood CA 5 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
14:54 Wihtol, John 2004, Jesuit CA 4 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
14:55 Ghebray, Yosef 2005, James Logan CA 6 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
14:56 Medina, Luis 2005, Arroyo CA 7 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
14:59 Mineau, Jeremy 2004, Menlo-Atherton CA 8 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
15:01 Jaedtke, Dylan 2005, Royal CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:06 Cardenas, Jonathan 2004, Reno NV 2 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:10 Nunn, Dan 2004, San Luis Obispo CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Div 3 CA 10/24/2003
15:10 Mercado, Diego 2006, West Covina CA 3 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:10 Tesfa, Fitsum 2005, Don Lugo CA 4 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:11 Dunn, Alex 2004, San Lorenzo Val CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Div 4 CA 10/24/2003
15:12 Trinidad, Andrew 2004, Rancho Cucamonga CA 5 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:13 Bethke, Brandon 2005, El Toro CA 9 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
15:15 Pottey, Steve 2004, Galena Reno NV 6 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:16 Trupiano, Steven 2005, Rancho Cucamonga CA 7 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:17 Schackleton, Kyle 2004, Carlmont CA 10 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
15:18 Coe, Michael 2006, Cabrillo CA 2 @ Mt. SAC Div 3 CA 10/24/2003
15:18 Campfield, Brett 2004, Temecula Val CA 11 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
15:20 Lomeland, Leif 2004, Page AZ 3 @ Mt. SAC Div 3 CA 10/24/2003
15:22 Figueiredo, John 2005, Arcata CA 2 @ Mt. SAC Div 4 CA 10/24/2003
15:22 Tachias, Andrew 2004, Covina CA 12 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
15:22 Gonzales, Alfred 2006, Don Lugo CA 8 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:23 Ramirez, Ruben 2004, Don Lugo CA 9 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:23 Cuevas, Danny 2005, Rialto CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Varsity Sat CA 10/25/2003
15:24 Huerta, Nathan 2005, N. Monterey Co CA 4 @ Mt. SAC Div 3 CA 10/24/2003
15:24 Kessen, Ben 2004, Crescenta Valley VA 10 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:25 Inman, Cheyne 2004, Vacaville CA 13 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
15:27 Mercado, Diego 2006, West Covina CA 11 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:28 Skillens, Randy 2005, St. John Bosco CA 12 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
15:29 Haddan, Michael 2004, Woodbridge CA 14 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
15:29 Reed, Ben 2004, Catalina Foothills AZ 13 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
GIRLS
17:14 Bryan, Rachel 2004, Laguna Creek CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
17:32 Lawrence, Collier 2004, Reno NV 1 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
17:32 Flacks, Lindsay 2004, Alhambra CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Div 3 CA 10/24/2003
17:33 Lawrence, Marie 2007, Reno NV 2 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
17:36 Ferguson, Tia 2004, Seabury Hall HI 2 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
17:38 Rethmeier, Claire 2004, San Pasqual CA 3 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
17:44 Grimes, Brittany 2004, Centennial Bake CA 4 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
17:46 St. Laurent, Sariah 2004, El Camino CA 5 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
18:00 Conley, Kim 2004, Montgomery CA 6 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
18:03 Pasciuto, Liza 2004, Murrieta Valley CA 3 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
18:08 Boucher, Liana 2007, Murrieta Valley CA 4 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
18:09 Saylor, Lauren 2007, Buahanan CA 5 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
18:10 Glenn, Daryan 2006, Reno NV 6 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
18:11 Varela, Danielle 2006, Sultana CA 7 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
18:11 Scott, Lorin 2004, San Pasqual CA 7 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
18:15 Gose, Katie 2004, La Reina Th-Oaks CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Div 4 CA 10/24/2003
18:17 Guggiana, Robyn 2005, Warren CA 8 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
18:18 Murakami, Shannon 2007, Saugus CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Varsity Sat CA 10/25/2003
18:21 Cahn, Briana 2007, Ayala CA 9 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Team CA 10/25/2003
18:25 Ballin, Brittany 2004, West Covina CA 1 @ Mt. SAC Varsity Sat CA 10/25/2003
18:25 Tyler, Tori 2005, Gunn CA 8 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
18:29 Grelli, Melissa 2004, Presentation CA 2 @ Mt. SAC Div 3 CA 10/24/2003
18:30 Ross, Vera 2004, Campolindo CA 3 @ Mt. SAC Div 3 CA 10/24/2003
18:32 Hardt, Kelsey 2004, Hopi AZ 2 @ Mt. SAC Div 4 CA 10/24/2003
18:33 Russell, Brooke 2007, Hart CA 9 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
18:35 Magdaleno, Lauren 2004, St. Paul CA 10 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
18:35 Lemmon, Cecily 2006, Vacaville CA 11 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003
18:35 Ademcyk, Kristy 2007, Glendora CA 12 @ Mt. SAC Div 1/2 Indi CA 10/25/2003

It was HOT at Mt. SAC. Last 6 days before the meet were 98, 100, 100, 102, 103, 99. Smoke and ashes from huge brush fires in the Los Angeles basin compounded the problem Friday, leading meet officials to shorten most Friday afternoon races to 2 miles. The six Sweepstakes races with the top teams, starting at 4:45 pm Friday, ran the full Mt. SAC Invitational distance (2.91 miles). The featured Division 1/2 sweepstakes races Saturday ran in mid-morning with cool temperatures.
Olympic 10k champion BILLY MILLS was at Mt. SAC to meet the runners. The movie "Running Brave" on Mills' life was shown on a jumbo-tron screen Friday evening and Mills spoke to the runners.

| Teams | Schedule | Course description with aerial photo |

Biggest meet in the country, one of the toughest courses in the country - 16,000 entries last year - 90 races over 2 days - races start 8 minutes apart at the peak, separated by color codes and three finish line computers - elites of California and other states compete in Sweepstakes races.

Friday - Div 3-4-5, 1:10 pm to 5:30 pm
Saturday - Div 1-2, 7:15 am to 3 pm.

Prior Years

Mt. SAC retrospective - California prep guru Doug Speck goes to the file room to profile earlier meets in the long history of Mt. SAC (It isn't true he has attended them all).
M
onday: Mt. SAC 25 years ago - 1978. The boys winner was Burbank High's legendary Jeff Nelson (left), who went on to set the still-standing national HS 2-mile record (8:36.3) the following May. Read the story to see how many miles Jeff ran in the summer of '78.
Tuesday: 20 years ago - 1983 - Jesus Gutierrez and Joni Mooney.
Wednesday: 15 years ago - 1988 - New Jersey's Christian Brothers Academy has a successful trip.
Thursday: 10 years ago - 1993 - Julia Stamps starts one of Califormia's most legendary careers.
Friday, the races begin. There will be 90 races from 1:18 pm Friday through 3 pm Saturday.
Course description with aerial photo.

 

  • 2002 - Tim Nelson 14:33, Rachel Bryan 17:08, Sultana girls, Poly boys excel.
    Tim Nelson
    Rachel Bryan
  • 2001 - Amber Trotter 16:16 smashes course record in a highlight of her magical season that led to the Foot Locker national championship. Yong-Sung Leal 14:43 is fastest boy. Canyon boys, Esperanza girls are top teams.
    The ordeal of Mt. SAC's hilly, winding course shows even in the faces of the winners:
    Amber Trotter
    Yong-Sung Leal
  • 2000 - Anita Siraki 16:39 (below) breaks Julia Stamps' 1995 course record. J. J. Duke 14:56. Poly Long Beach boys, Buchanan girls.
  • 1999 - Sara Bei, Josh Spiker, San Lorenzo Valley girls, Don Lugo boys have fastest times
  • 1998 - Sara Bei, Alfonso Leon, Long Beach Poly boys, University SF girls win top honors
    Super soph Sara Bei (in red at left) climbs Poop Out Hill en route to 17:05 victory, 3rd fastest ever at Mt. SAC to that date. Trailing her were two future NCAA champions, Sara Gorton 17:19 on the left and Lauren Fleishman 17:28 on the right. They were the only three to break 18 minutes.

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