Running Shots

Courtesy of Joe Volk

1980 U.S. Int'l X-C Trials @ Eugene

 

 

 

 

 

 

Virgin went on to become the first American man to win the World Cross Country Championships(Paris, FRA).

 

Made the team.

 

 

 

Mt. SAC Cross Country Course, Walnut, CA (HS)

Thom Hunt sets Old CR...

Prior to 1977,
The Mt. San Antonio Cross Country invitational layout was a 2-miles, 100-yard course (2.06 miles).

The concluded CR was 9:45 by Thom Hunt (Patrick Henry).

 

NEW COURSE... 2.93-MILES

October 29, 1977, Saturday, Walnut - Mt. San Antonio Cross Country Invitational - 2.93-miles

John Gerhardt (Costa Mesa) won in 14:56.3 to upset Chuck Assumma (Eisenhower, 14:57.3) to win & set a course record, obliterating the preliminary course record of 15:33!!

John Gerhardt sets Mt Sac CR

Jeff Nelson Burbank

October 28, 1978, Walnut - Mt. San Antonio Cross Country Invitational- 2.93-miles

Jeff Nelson (Burbank) raced to victory, running the legendary 14:32.2 -smashing John Gerhardt's record by 24 seconds!

 

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**In 1999, the fabled course underwent renovation changes...

November 18, 2000, CIF SS Finals

Ryan Hall (Big Bear) enroute to a new course record of 14:28.30 on the revered Mt. Sac layout ...

Succeeding Jeff Nelson's CR after 22 years at the top.

Bill Leung Photo

Ryan Hall Big Bear enroute to Mt. Sac Course Record
Mohamed Trafeh (Duarte)

November 22, 2003, CIF SS Finals

Mohamed Trafeh (#2, Duarte, shown at FLWest) ties Hall's course record of 14:28 on the Mt. Sac course.

Splits: 4:36 (mile), 9:47 (2M).

 

October 22, 2005, Saturday, Mt. Sac Cross Country Invite.

Diego Mercado (West Covina) chops the course record down to a scintillating 14:24!!! (Highlights Link).

Diego Mercado sets Mt. Sac course record
Ammar Moussa Arcadia

Saturday, October 23, 2010, Mt. Sac Invitational

Ammar Moussa (Arcadia) tied Mercado's course record of 14:24 and led Arcadia to the team title (with 50 points).

 

*The precocious Austin Tamagno (Brea) is 4th on the Mt. Sac XC all-time freshman list, with a 15:17. As a sophomore, Austin moved atop the all-time soph list, by an astounding 7 seconds, with a sterling 14:34!!
Junior year.... Another record was possible...

 

Saturday, October 25, 2014, Mt. Sac Invitational

Austin Tamagno, the Brea junior, races to a 14:23.19, breaking the breaking the shared course record by Diego Mercado (2005) and Ammar Moussa (2010).

Austin Tamagno (Brea) CR!

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