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Distance squad heads to California for Mt. SACs

Five members of the Arizona track and field team’s distance squad will head to Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif., this weekend for the Mt. SAC Relays, beginning today.

Head coach Fred Harvey feels this will be the best place for the distance runners to make a statement.

“”This is one of the few opportunities that they get to run those races in a controlled environment,”” Harvey said.

“”We’re shooting to score the most points we can and our performances will come along with that,”” he added.

The group will be running in 5,000 and 10,000-meter races and will be looking to set times that will put them in the descending order for the NCAA National Championships.

For the women, sophomores Maggie Callahan and Hannah Moen will run the 5,000m with freshman teammate Megan Meyer.

Freshman Lauren Smith will run the 10,000m.

Junior Mohamud Ige will be running in the men’s 5,000m.

The historic Mt. SAC meet will have thousands of athletes competing from all around the world, including collegiate and high school runners.

It is also the site of two Olympic track and field trials and 20 world record-setting performances.

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