Some swift early season distance medley relay times were posted on Friday in invitationals held in California.
At the California Relays, Elias Gedyon (pictured left by Margot Kelly) ran a sub 4:10 1600 meter anchor leg for Loyola (10:14.48), but his team finished three seconds behind a Dana Hills squad who clocked a US #1 outdoor time of 10:11.99. With the potential of the Albemarle boys (VA), Nike Indoor Nationals champion and US #2 all-time indoor DMR, coming out to Arcadia next month, there is potential of a great DMR battle if both teams opt to compete in the relay race. In the same meet, the Wilson High girls from Long Beach could have ran a faster combined 1600 leg than Gedyon with their 4:06.83 victory in the SMR.
The La Reina girls clocked an early US leader in the DMR at the Camarillo Classic with a time of 12:18.09. Host school Camarillo had a strong performance out of sophomore Heyden Woof with his 15:12.27 victory in the rarely contested 5000 meter run.