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Outdoor Track 1999

Home Up
Midwest Meet of Ch.
Golden West Inv.
New England - Boys
New England - Girls


Golden West Invitational

June 12, 1999 at Sacramento CA

Complete Meet Results

Comparison of GWI winners vs. FLNO
"awesome" boys 3200 and Andy Powell's 4-minute assault highlight event by event previews
15 national leaders announced for GWI (updated 6/8)
Meet information on GWI web site
1998 results on DyeStat page
On-site impressions by a spectator who posted to TrackTalk as "LQ":

OK, track nuts, I got back a few hours ago from the Golden West meet at American River College in Sacramento (20 minutes from my home)...and here are some distance splits. First off, the weather was absolutely perfect, no wind, temp's probably in the 70's when the distance races were run. See my other posts for more results.

800m: 54, then won in 1:51.06 by Rob Myers of Ohio. Chris Burns and Myers were neck-and-neck down the stretch, which caused some excitement. The other guys were well back. I think the NSO meet took away the best guys in the country.

mile: Franklyn Sanchez, after winning the 3200m in 8:51, decided to set the pace for Andy they went out in 61.5 at 440y. Sanchez slowed at 660y (later finishing in 4:18). Powell led through 880y at 2:04.9, then 1320y in 3:04. Kept on going to a 4:06.24 win. He is a very smooth runner.

3200m: The best high school 8-lapper I've ever seen. 66.9 for first 400m. 4:28 at 1600m. Adam Tenforde of Washington spurted out to a lead, which he kept for almost 3 laps. Couldn't hold on. Franklyn Sanchez took the lead with a lap to go (7:46), then produced a 65 closer for an 8:51 win (close to 8:51.7). Four others broke 9:00, then two at 9:01. And only 1 senior among the sub-9:00 group. Augie Escobar of CA had run 8:56 at Southern Section, but could only manage 9:30. State champion Josh Spiker did 9:01. Last week's CA state meet was also very fast: Spiker (9:02.00), followed by Escobar at 9:02.22, then 9:02.49, 9:05.09, 9:07, 9:11...14 broke other state comes close.


Mile: Alejandra Barrientos led through the 880y in 2:24. Then Amy Mortimer of Kansas just took off and left everyone way, way back. I thought the announcer said 4:44 was her time, and it was also a meet record.

3200m: Pretty boring race. Victoria Chang led the whole way and won in 10:32.

Sprints were run into headwinds, so no spectacular times. 400m winner: 47.1 800m: Rob Myers of Ohio, 1:51.06, Chris Burns of Ontario,CA was second in 1:51.1. mile: 4:06, 4:09, 4:09 3200m: 8:51, 8:55, 8:55, 8:57, 8:59, 9:01, 9:01 (best race) High Jump: 6-9, 6-8, 6-8. discus: over 200 feet long jump: about 24-3.

Girls: Monique Henderson of CA won 200m: 23.4, 400m: 53+ 800m: Lindsay Hyatt, 2:09 mile: Amy Mortimer of Kansas, 4:44, followed by CA rrunners Alejandra Barrientos, 4:50, Katie Hotchkiss, 4:50. 3200m: Victoria Chang of Hawaii, 10:32.


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