updated 4/19/18 to reflect scratches
Malibu's Claudia Lane (1877) and Mission Viejo's Kelli Hines (1954) are two of the top girls distance runners scheduled to compete at the Mt. SAC Relays this weekend at El Camino College. (Eric Taylor Photo)
By MARK GARDNER
"Where the World's Best Athletes Compete"
Highlighting some of California's best, the 60th Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) Relays reconvenes once again! While Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the Mt. SAC campus undergoes a complete facelift and renovation, this will be the second year of the Mt. SAC Relays temporary home at El Camino College in Torrance. With California's best preparing for the postseason, most events very well could be a preview of the California State Meet in early June. Meanwhile, there is a host of nationally ranked athletes joining the affair from out of state as well. High school athletes are included among the collegiate best along with those also preparing for this summer's USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships (June 21-24). A good number of collegiate athletes will be returning in a homecoming of sorts as most attended this invitational while attending high school.
The 2018 Mt. SAC Relays High School Division will feature eight events where the winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to compete at the June 8 Brooks PR Invitational post-season meet for high school standouts in Shoreline, Washington.
Of course, the Mt. SAC Relays will return back to its own campus when the new stadium is built and proudly host the 2020 Track & Field Olympic Trials.