How Fast Can Claudia Lane Go? Breaking Down The Friday Races At Mt. SAC

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​Editor's Note: Claudia Lane is entered in the Saturday D1/D2 Sweepstakes race.

While the Saturday sweepstakes races at the Mt. SAC XC Invitational are always amazing, don't sleep on the Friday action. Teams entered in Divisions 3, 4, and 5 will have sole possession of the spotlight, culminating in a set of sweepstakes races in the evening that you definitely do not want to miss. History tells us that Friday will produce some of the best team and individual performances of the weekend, and we'll be on-site in Walnut, California, to bring you videos, photos, and interviews to go with the fastest results in the business.

The top story on day one of the world's biggest cross country meet: can Claudia Lane challenge the all-time meet record? Sarah Baxter clocked 16:00 in 2014, eclipsing the 2001 mark of 16:16 set by Ukiah's Amber Trotter. Lane broke Baxter's record on the Lake Casitas course in her debut this fall, dropping 45 seconds off her time from 2016 in the process. The Malibu star and defending national champion clocked 16:32 in her solo effort last year, currently sixth on the all-time list. Given such an auspicious start, it's not out of the question for her to be the first girl ever to break 16 minutes on one of the toughest courses in the country. And let's be honest here: it doesn't matter to Lane whether she has competition in the race or not, because she's on another level from everyone else in California right now anyway -- every effort is a solo effort for the junior superstar.

Another key item to watch on Friday: just how strong is this year's Cathedral Catholic boys team? Last year the Dons finished sixth in the Division 3 sweepstakes race, with Joaquin Martinez de Pinillos losing to Rubidoux's Erik Gonzalez. Gonzalez graduated and Rubidoux is listed among the Saturday sweepstakes teams, so this race may be Joaquin's to lose. Cathedral Catholic will be facing some very good teams Friday, including Palos Verdes, West Torrance, Brea Olinda, and La Costa Canyon. Of course, it's always interesting when NorCal teams come down for this meet, as they often race on tougher courses -- for this reason, keep an eye on Bella Vista in the D3 races, as they look to prove themselves in advance of the Sac Joaquin championship season. Speaking of LCC, the Maverick girls rolled to the win in the 2016 D3 Sweeps, and they're back to try to repeat in 2017; Palos Verdes, and Rio Americano appear to be the primary challengers.

In the Division 4/5 sweepstakes races, watch out for JSerra. Anthony Grover is coming off a big win in the OC Champs, but Mt. SAC is a completely different animal and the Lions will have to contend with a strong Flintridge Prep squad. Don't discount Sage Creek in the boys race, either, and Danny Rubin should be right in the thick of the individual battle. On the girls side, it could be a pair of Perez runners competing for second place behind Lane: Emily Perez and Teresa Perez are both tough competitors. So is Nadia Tabrizi, who would love nothing more than to lead JSerra past Flintridge Prep and Coronado for the team title.

Top NCAA All-Americans Who Might Not Qualify For NCAA Indoors


This weekend is the final weekend to qualify for the DI NCAA Indoor Championships where the top-16 individuals in each event will earn a trip to College Station to compete for an NCAA title. Below is a list of notable NCAA athletes who currently DO NOT have a top-16 mark in their respective events.

Could Christian Coleman Break Usain Bolt's 100m World Record?


This past weekend Christian Coleman made a big splash in the track and field world with a blistering 6.34 60m run shattering Maurice Greene's official world record by .05!

Coleman Does It Again, Historic Women's Hurdles, And More Pro Highlights

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The 2018 U.S. Indoor Championships checked off all the boxes. There were American records, world records, close races for qualification spots, upsets, and unanswered questions heading into the 2018 World Indoor Championships. 

Vin Lananna Placed On Administrative Leave By USATF Board

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The following is a press release from USATF.

Who's Going To World Indoors? A Full List Of Team USA Qualifiers

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The full Team USA roster for the IAAF World Indoor Championships is 98% certain upon conclusion of the USATF Indoor Championships. There's still chance for some flip-flop in certain events, which we made note of below. Athletes in the multi-events and racewalk will be selected at the discretion of the IAAF. 

Watch Guide: Conference Championship Weekend

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Check out the full conference championship schedule for the Power-5 conferences and a few other notable races. Including the broadcast window for our innovative FloZone stream.

Baker, Dressel, And Other Highlights From The 2017 MPSF Championships

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The MPSF Indoor Championships begin on Friday as top collegians from the West Coast will meet at the Dempsey Indoor in Seattle to try and earn qualifying marks for the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships. Before we get into the previews and breakdowns, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights of last year’s meet.

Christian Coleman Breaks 60m World Record (Again), Wins U.S. Title!


It's difficult enough to break a world record over the course of a lifetime. But Christian Coleman has done it twice in the span of a month.

Shelby Houlihan, Paul Chelimo Complete 3K/1500m Doubles At USA Indoors

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Coleman Breaks WR, Chelimo/Houlihan Double: USATF Day 3 Play-By-Play

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The final day of the 2018 second day of the 2018 USATF Indoor Championships featured a world record by Christian Coleman, an American record by Sharika Nelvis, distance doubles from Paul Chelimo and Shelby Houlihan, dramatic results in the 400m races and several close battles for qualification spots to the World Indoor Championships.