AZUSA, Calif. -- Entries have been announced for the Mt. SAC Relays and California Invitational combined events meet, which is hosted by Azusa Pacific University April 16-17.
Athletes representing collegiate track and field programs representing all three NCAA divisions from throughout the United States and Canada make up the 109-athlete field, which includes collegiate combined events veterans from major NCAA Division I programs along with non-Division I athletes and first-time entries into a collegiate decathlon or heptathlon event. The field is split into three men’s sections (Mt. SAC and California Invitational “A” and “B”) totaling 54 decathlon entries, and there will be four sections of the women’s heptathlon (Mt. SAC and California Invitational) for 73 participants.
The meet schedule has been revised, adding a section of California Invitational heptathlon entries to accommodate the high number of entries into the competition. Please use the links above to view the updated schedule.
Highlighting the men’s decathlon field is UCLA senior Marcus Nilsson, who hails from Sweden, is a four-time All-American who won the bronze medal at the 2010 world junior championships. He brings a personal-best of 8,104 points, which he posted at last year’s NCAA championships to move into third on UCLA’s decathlon performance list.
The women’s heptathlon field includes Nebraska-Omaha senior Sami Spenner, who returns to defend her Mt. SAC Relays heptathlon title after she set a school record with a personal-best score of 5,806 points at last year’s meet. Former Azusa Pacific athletes Breanna Leslie and Tiffeny Parker are also among the entries into the 18-competitor Mt. SAC Relays heptathlon.
The two-day combined events meet is followed by the all-day Bryan Clay Invitational on Friday April 18.