Eugene Driver’s parachute act a masters tradition at Mt. SAC
She got a series, in fact. Eugene took last in 13.94, but he was thrilled with the time. Heâ€™s been competing in masters forever (clocking 10.85/21.56/49.65 as M30 at Wichita nationals in 1982) and ran 11.68 as an M40 in 1992. So Iâ€™m glad he gets his due at last. We also feature Joy Upshaw and Willie Gault in the 100 and the menâ€™s 800 race, which saw Art Siemers overtaking Mike Smith in the final yards, winning in 2:00.34. Also, check out Q&A video of Kirsten Leetch, who ran the masters womenâ€™s 800, the race we missed.M60 sprinter Eugene Driver runs the 100 almost every year at Mt. SAC. Each time, nearing the finish line, he reaches into his singlet and unfurls a mini-drag chute. The crowd loves it. Every year, I vow to get the shot. Every year I miss. On Saturday, Chris Stone finally nailed it.