Coverage

A Look at the Non-Traditional Relays Mar 30, 2019

With Arcadia and Mt. SAC looming, we take a look at the relays that aren't in the official CA track meet line-up. Here's a look at five non-traditional relays ranking of the top 25 over the last four years.

Dominique Mustin Interview Apr 6, 2019

Dominique Mustin, a junior from North Canyon HS in Phoenix, won the 800 meters at the Arcadia Invitational running 2:06.01 to beat Taylor James of Niwot, who was second in 2:07.12. Mustin's time ranks second in Arizona and U.S. No. 3.

Liam Anderson Workout of a State Champion Apr 4, 2019

MileSplitCA visited with some of the returning CIF-State Track and Field champions for the purpose of filming a regular practice to produce a series of videos we are calling 'Workout of a State Champion'. This is boys 1600 champion Liam Anderson, a senior at Redwood HS in Larkspur, a little town in Marin County just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco. Anderson, who has signed with Stanford, is one of the elite distance runners in the country. During the fall cross country season, he won all five races he entered, including a second consecutive CIF-State Division 3 title, and the boys race at Nike Cross Nationals, setting a course record. That victory ultimately earned him recognition as the Gatorade Boys Cross Country National Runner of the Year. On the track, Anderson has PRs of 4:09.31 for 1600m, set in winning the CIF-State Meet title last June, and 8:52.74 for 3200m, set last April at Arcadia. Earlier this spring season, Anderson set an 800m PR of 1:57.02, had an epic 3200 battle with Jesuit junior Matt Strangio at the Dublin Distance Fiesta (running 8:56.88 for second to Strangio's 8:47.97), and won both the 1600 (4:13.49) and 3200 (8:59.77) at the Stanford Invitational, repeating as 3200 champ at The Farm.This weekend, Anderson and Strangio are scheduled to meet again in the Invitational 3200 meter run Saturday night at Arcadia.MileSplitCA visited a Redwood practice on Feb. 12, 2019 to film what was a Tuesday pre-season workout. In the video, we meet longtime Redwood coach Laura Schmitt, who along with her son Jake, runs the distance team practice. In this workout, Anderson ran two 2 x 2400-meter at tempo with intermittent 200m change-pace to roughly 5K speed. He had a 90-second-to-two minute rest between sets. Following the second set, he had a one-lap jog before running a "hard" mile cutdown that started at 69 seconds. His final lap was 65 seconds. Check out all the 'Workout of a State Champion' series features.

Scouting Report: Desert Vista Girls Feb 26, 2019

We recently caught up with Coach Cassandra Cline-McKenzie of Desert Vista High School to talk about the upcoming 2019 Outdoor Track and Field Season for the Lady Thunder. 

Leah Philips Interview - 300H Champion Apr 9, 2019

Leah Phillips, a junior from Bullis High in Potomac, MD, won the girls invitational 300 hurdles at the Arcadia Invitational. Phillips ran away from the field in a U.S. No. 1 time of 40.82. Phillips' time ranks No. 4 all-time at Arcadia. Anna Hall of Valor Christian (CO) was second in 41.34, Rachel Glenn of Long Beach (CA) Wilson was third in 42.51 and Kyla Robinson-Hubbard was fourth in 42.72.

Jessica Swalve - Heptathlon winner (4807 pts) Apr 7, 2019

Jessica Swalve, a senior at Westmont HS in the Central Coast Section, won the heptathlon at the Arcadia Invitational with 4807 points. It was the third time competing in the Arcadia Multis event for the UC Santa Barbara-bound Swalve. 

Reese Renz, Liberty HS - Sophomore Hurdler Apr 7, 2019

Following this interview, Bakersfield Liberty sophomore Reese Renz returned to win the seeded division of the 300 hurdles in 42.40, which is the fastest time among CA runners, regardless of division at the meet, ranks No. 3 CA and No. 2 U.S. in the Class of 2021. 

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