2011 Mt. SAC Relays: Brown Wins 1,500m in 3:35.70, Solinsky in 3:35.79, Flanagan wins in 4:11.67, Huddle over Simpson in 5,000m in 15:10.63-15:11.49, by Larry Eder

Russell Brown, 2011 NB Indoor Grand Prix, photo by PhotoRun.net

Mt. SAC Relays has had some superb early season performances. Russell Brown, of the Oregon TC/Nike won the 1,500 meters in 3:35.70, with Chris Solinsky in second in 3:35.89. Miles Batty of BYU was third in 3:36.25 with Matt Tegankamp in sixth in 3:40.06. In the women's 1,500 meters, Shalane Flanagan won in 4:11.67, with Sheila Reid of Villanova in 4:11.85 in second, Emily Infield of Georgetown in third, in 4:12.04, and Alice Schmidt in fourth in 4:12.99.

In the women's steeple, Cathy Mason of Saucony Hurricanes won in 9:58.62, with Derek Scott of PUMA leading the men in 8:31.52. Molly Huddle (Saucony)  and Jenny Barringer (New Balance) battled over 5,000 meters, with Huddle taking the race in 15:10.63 to Simpson's 15:11.49. Liz Malloy was third in 15:19.87, with Christin Wurth-Thomas in fourth in 15:21.75 and Sara Hall, on her birthday, running 15:27.71 for fifth.

Huddle_Molly-USAout10.JPGMolly Huddle, 2010 USA Outdoors, photo by PhotoRun.net

On the men's side, Aaron Brown won the 5,000m in 13:27.01 over Jorge Torress of Reebok, in 13:27.58. Andy Vernon was third in 13:27.85 with Scott Bauhs in 13:30.18, for fifth, running one of the best races he has run in a couple of years.

Emily Brown of New Balance won the women's 10,000 meters in 33:16.44 and Alfred Kipchumba of the University of Portland won the men's 10,000m in 28:38.34. For complete results, please go to http://www.mtsacrelays.com/results11.htm.

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