Allyson Felix to Kendall Baisden 2017
Olympian Allyson Felix, right, hands the baton to her teammate Kendall Baisden during the 1600m relay at the 59th Mt. SAC Relays. (Photo by Thomas R. Cordova, Daily Breeze/SCNG)

Big marks fall at Mt. SAC Relays

By Daily Breeze

TORRANCE, Calif. — Last weekend’s Mt. SAC Relays at El Camino College had several outstanding performances on the collegiate, high school and international levels in what was one of the largest track & field events contested in the South Bay.

At the 59th edition, when all was said-and-done, 75 marks were top 20 in the world, including six world-leading marks, two national collegiate records and seven NCAA Division I season-leading marks. There were also two national high school marks broken and 15 meet records broken.

St. Joseph Notre Dame High’s Cooper Teare ran the mile in 4 minutes, 0.16 seconds, which is the 10th best in U.S. high school history.

Norco’s Shae Anderson won the girls 400 in 51.99 — the 17th best time in U.S. history — beating out second-place Kaelin Roberts of Carson, who blazed to a 53.76 finish.

The University of Oregon 400 meter relay set a new NCAA record with a time of 42.12.

Nike’s Clayton Murphy ran a world-leading 1:43.60 in the 800 meters, and Oregon’s Raevyn Rogers ran a Mt. SAC Relays and NCAA record 1:59.10 in the 800.

In addition, the meet included an appearance by Olympian Allyson Felix, who ran for the Kersee All-Stars in the 1600m relay, which took third place behind Oregon and LSU.

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