Striders Meet of Champions: Close and colorful races at Santa Ana
(See results here.) Among the close finishes: Jim Chinn edging Super Bowl champ Phil McConkey in the M55 100 12.40 to 12.52. In M30, Michael Koch and Justin Hernandez were both given 12.07. And in the 300 hurdles, M60 Chip Crowl nipped Steve Cummings 50.41 to 50.49. Chip also worked to beat Striders president Joe Ruggless 26.99 to 27.02 in the 200. (Being meet director took a second off Joeâ€™s time, I imagine.) Other great marks include M65 Charlie Rader straddling 1.58 meters (5-2 1/4) and M60 Quenton Torbert putting the shot 15.64 (51-3 3/4) at age 64. Hereâ€™s a photo gallery, with most shots by Chris Stone. You can download original, high-rez photos from my Google Drive. Just credit masterstrack.com.Saturdayâ€™s Southern California Striders Meet of Champions had a modest turnout, but with Striders wearing red and entrants getting bright orange T-shirts, it had to be the most colorful event held anywhere. Also a bunch of very exciting races.