this stone plaque with olympic flame and international flags graces
the first turn
The 4x800 relay teams opened the high school meet at 8 am Saturday after
a cold, rainy night.
It was dry but unseasonably chilly, with 6 inches of snow on the mountain
peaks in the distance.
Swirling breezes kept it cold most of the day.
Here, the flag shows a 3-4 mps tailwind for the girls long jumpers,
although Candice Baucham's winning jump was a legal +1.7.
Foreign athletes were a strong factor in several events through the day
with international athletes from China, Mexico, Great Britain, Canada
and Australia. Chinese girls Zhao Yuan and Xu Min finished 1-2 in the
|Mt. SAC was a home away from home
for Australian pole vaulter Jenny Lovell. She came to the meet because
her coach Alan Launder is
a friend of Steve Chappell of UCS Spirit, the pole maker. Jenny, 18,
graduated from high school last December, and she trains 17 hours
a week at the Australian national pole vault center in Adelaide. She
has been vaulting 6 years, hit 12 feet as a 15-year-old, and already
has international experience at the 1999 World Youth Games in Poland,
where she placed 9th.
Olympic champions gave out autographs to eager youth:
DyeStat message board regular "Lasse_Viren" after a race. What
is his real name?