Mt. Sac Entry System - Also a Farce?

I’m sick and tired of people registering athletes at Mt. Sac (or any competitive meet for that matter) and putting down false (or non-current) seed times. It’s ridiculous. Most of the men’s 100m runners for the open division were seeded at 10.40 FAT or better (most around 10.30). Look at the results each year. We’re lucky if one runner goes that fast.

The entry standard for the meet was 10.45 for the open division. Look at the results below. Only 3 guys ran under 10.45. The other 46 ran slower. Obviously I’m pissed because my guy didn’t run and he’s a solid 10.60-10.70 runner on any given day (negative winds included). But if we are honest and put down his current seed time, he doesn’t get to run.

So, every year, it’s a given that everyone is going to fake their times when they enter. I guess I learned my lesson. Time to B.S. all of my entry times to play the game that Mt. Sac officials have allowed to occur.

I put the onus on Mt. Sac for verifying the seed times properly. They tell us they do verify the seed times (but that’s a bunch of horse—t and we know it). Also, there were supposed to be 6 heats of 9 athletes (54 athletes) confirmed to run in the open 100m. 14 decided not to show up, and the Mt. Sac officials didn’t allow the alternate athletes to take up those lanes. And they don’t give entry fee refunds if you don’t run. This is fraud. What a bunch of losers. I’m very disappointed in many aspects of the Mt. Sac meet. Overrated is one of the words I have for them.


Finals
1 Andre Silva Brazil 10.0h NWI 7
2 Jarbas Junior Brazil 10.2h NWI 7
3 Demi Omole Wisconsin 10.35 +0.0 3
4 Josh Norman High Performance 10.38 -0.4 5
5 Benny Robinson Long Beach 10.44 1.3 6
6 Sheldon Morant Jamaica 10.46 1.3 6
6 Rolando Blanco Guatemala NT 10.46 +0.0 1
8 Tom Green High Performance 10.47 -0.4 5
9 Lewis Turner Santa Monica TC 10.50 -0.4 5
10 Bruno Pacheco Brazil 10.53 +0.0 3
10 Phillip Francis U S C 10.53 1.4 4
12 Travis Morse Cal Poly S L O 10.54 1.4 4
13 Kazuhiro Takahashi Japan 10.57 1.3 6
14 Hung Nguyen C S U Northridge 10.61 +0.0 1
15 Ricardo Thompson Roland Internati 10.64 1.3 6
15 Curtis Johnson Texas at San 10.64 1.4 4
17 Avantae Arrington Kansas State 10.65 +0.0 1
18 Akin Akinremi Tucson Elite 10.67 1.3 6
18 Daniel Tutskey Unattached 10.67 1.4 4
20 Luiz Mello Unattached 10.69 +0.0 3
20 Jorge Richardson International Elite 10.69 -2.0 2
22 Jason Johnson Cal Poly Pomona 10.70 +0.0 1
23 Luis Vega Penso York Univ TC 10.73 1.4 4
24 Nick Mazur California 10.75 +0.0 1
25 Peter Pulu Paupa New Guinea 10.78 +0.0 1
26 Chauncey Harris Alabama 10.80 +0.0 3
27 Wesley Williams C S U Northridge 10.82 1.4 4
27 Aaron Thigpen Unattached 10.82 -0.4 5
29 Vince Nguyen Cal Poly Pomona 10.83 +0.0 1
30 Jesse Smith Fresno State 10.85 +0.0 1
31 Nathan Taylor Michigan 10.86 +0.0 3
32 Nikela Ndebele Unattached 10.88 -2.0 2
33 Joseph Ndiaye Unattached 10.90 1.3 6
34 Moroni Rubio Mexico 10.91 -0.4 5
35 Hiroaki Akabori Unattached 10.94 +0.0 3
36 James Shobey Southern Cal Elite 10.98 -0.4 5
37 Tal Mor Kansas State 11.05 -2.0 2
37 Ben Parks Unattached 11.05 -0.4 5
39 Andre Haynes C S U Northridge 11.07 +0.0 3
39 Sean Henley New Era TC 11.07 1.4 4
41 Jerome Robinson Roland Internati 11.10 +0.0 3
42 Ben Karl California 11.11 1.4 4
43 Dan Lai Idaho State 11.14 1.4 4
43 Nate Dilworth Texas at San 11.14 -2.0 2
45 Mario Smith Unattached 11.17 -2.0 2
46 Dwight Neptune Wyoming 11.18 -2.0 2
47 Avery Sneed Arizona 11.27 -2.0 2
48 Frank Decuire Southern Cal Elite 11.44 +0.0 3
49 Josephus Thomas Unattached 12.76 1.3 6
– Jermaine Joseph Team Canada SCR 5
– Sherwin James Unattached SCR 2
– Darnell Johnson Roland Internati SCR 5

I can understand the problem in an early meet for someone to come up with a current time- but one from 3 years ago- with no races in between??
In the womens sprints, the “record” for the biggest BS artist goes to an athlete mercy prevents me from naming:
Entry times: 11.20, 23.00
Real Timesfrom this year: 12.11, 25.20
Also, allowing races to go off with up to 6 empty lanes when athletes who’ve paid the entry fee in good faith and paid as much as 1000 dollars for air fare and hotel are denied a lane, is unforgiveable.

I’d have to agree my coach BS a bunch of are athletes times huge to get some of us in. Granted a few of us do run very well in the heats but others get embaressed huge. Its rather dissapointing to see.

I agree. I ran at Mt. Sac. When you enter into the meet you have to give them your seed time along with date and location. I have no reason to lie on my time and enter something I have never run. I put in my best time from last year, which was 10.34 and the location I ran it at.

Several of the guys in that race, I have raced before and they have never been close to 10.45. It’s unfortunate. There needs to be an extensive check and having run that time you enter with-in a year of the meet. Just like they do for USA’s. Those are my thoughts.