Blocks, 2011 Brooks PR, photo courtesy of Brooks Running
Nice to see that AD Mark Orr of Saint Mary's has added a track & field program to St. Mary's College starting Spring 2012. The program will focus on middle and long distance track & field, with the concern to provide year long training opportunities. Cross country coach Marty Kinsey noted that the addition of the spring track & field program would be a " boon to the cross country program".
St. Mary's is part of the WCAC, which features Gonzaga University, University of Portland, Peppardine University, San Diego University, Santa Clara University, San Francisco University and BYU.
This writer ran at SCU and remembers the cross country course at St. Mary's with much affection. A tough course, with some challenging switchbacks, the Invite there and the Conference meet there, when the Conference meet traveled, made us work to run fast.
Nice to see Saint Mary's add a program when so many are dumping programs. To see the complete story: http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_20015377