With another day done at the Mt. SAC Relays, there’s no doubt that this really is where the world’s best come to compete! Some of the most notable performances include: Cameron Levins in the men’s 5,000m running 13 minutes 18.47 seconds, Molly Huddle in the women’s 5,000m posting 15 minutes 15.91 seconds, Matthew Maldonado in the men’s 1,500m with a time of 3 minutes 39.52 seconds, and Katie Flood in the women’s 1,500m running 4 minutes 11.66 seconds.
Among all the outstanding results though, day two’s top highlights belonged to the PUMA Mile. The marquee event went off just as the sun began to set on Walnut, California, and as soon as the starting gun sounded, both the men and women milers set the track on fire!
For the women, Hilary Stellingwerff paced out a scorching 4 minute 31.04 second performance closely followed by Marina Muncan at 4 minutes 31.52 seconds. Taking third with a new personal record, PUMA athlete Delilah DiCrescenzo cruised in with a cool 4 minute 32.11 second result.
For the men, we expected to see at least one or two sub-four minute miles, but no one could have predicted that eight of the fourteen milers to toe the line would smash the four minute mark! Leading the pack, Jamal Aarrass blazed a new world leading time of 3 minutes 52.21 seconds with Taylor Milne (3:54.29), Nate Brannen (3:54.81), Zane Robertson (3:56.13), Craig Miller (3:56.41), Garrett Heath (3:57.25), Brenton Rowe (3:58.06), and John Bolas (3:58.31) all finishing close behind!
Day two of the Mt. SAC Relays was truly something special to see, but if you missed it, you can still check out some of the snapshots from the PUMA Mile and the rest of the day’s events on Facebook! For live day three updates, also be sure to follow us on Twitter!