Doug Todd is one of my favorite human beings. Now retired from Mt.SAC, he still keeps busy with Champs XC, among other things. Last week, he gave me a quick call, and we said hello. I was thinking about my friend, so I dug this one up from the archives….
Doug Todd is the Meet Director of one of the largest Track & Field Relays in our sport, the Mt.SAC Relays. The Mt.SAC Relays have given many athletes, young and elite, a chance to compete in the late April for over fifty years.
This year’s event is April 18-22, 2012, and we were fortunate to grab Doug Todd, Meet Director of the Mt.SAC Relays, and ask him a few questions about the fabled meet. Note that Flotrack.org will be covering the PUMA Miles this year as many of the other parts of the Mt.SAC Relays.
We encourage one and all to attend and see a tremendous weekend of track & field. This year, will have some very fast sprints, the PUMA miles, and a superb Distance Carnival!
RBR, #1: Tell us about the Mt.SAC Relays
Doug Todd: It’s going to be a great meet. We have over 350 Universities entered,
200 plus high schools, and despite the fact that there are a number of ‘area.’
championships going on during the Relays weekend, it looks as if we are
getting all of the top HS kids as well. Our elite division is also very
strong, one of the best in recent memory.
RBR, #2: How do people get tickets?
Doug Todd: We recommend purchasing tickets online at tickets.mtsac.edu, but you can
always purchase onsite at the gate as well
RBR, #3, If someone has never been to Mt. SAC relays, what are the key events?
Doug Todd: The Friday night distance carnival – it is a great event featuring some
of the best runners in the US and from around the world. You also
can get an amazing up close and personal view of the athletes competing
on the track level for the PUMA Mile – A classic one-mile length race
aimed at promoting the prestigious goal of breaking the 4 min mile for men, or 4:30
for women. There will be both a men’s and women’s race this year
and over $10, 000.00 in prizes.
Saturday’s events are also not to be missed – from noon to 5 pm, you can
see the crÃ¨me de la crÃ¨me for all divisions. And finally, our new
shot put arena that allows fans to be right on top of the throwers and
see and hear them compete and get after it.
Don’t forget the In N Out Burgers and Robeks Juice; they both are amazing….I
live on that for three days straight!
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