At Saturday’s Mt. SAC Relays, she ran the second leg of an All Stars team 4×100 — taking the baton from London IAAF teammate Aaliyah Brown and handing off to former USC All-American Destinee Brown. (Kendall Baisden, a 400-meter specialist, anchored.)
But Felix wasn’t the fastest woman on the track this day. That honor went to USC’s Twanisha Terry, who won the invitational 100 in a world-class 10.99 seconds and anchored the Trojans to first in the relay in a school-record 42.57.
Felix’s team was third in 42.94 — just behind Oregon’s 42.93.
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As a prep at Los Angeles Baptist, Felix first ran at the Mt. SAC Relays in 2001. She’s been back many times since.
Comments on YouTube weren’t all kind, however.
One said: “She still trying to do these relays? Give it up. That’s all she can do because she can never win any solo race.”
Felix still ranks among the nation’s best, however. The future Hall of Famer took bronze last year in the 400-meter dash at the IAAF World Championships, joining Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt with the most medals (14) at the world meet.
Still popular with many, including fellow athletes, Felix posed with fans for pictures on the artificial turf infield after her lone race Saturday.
Felix’s 49.65 was the fastest 400 run by an American in 2017. Her 100 (11.03) was in the top 10, and her 200 (22.33) was No. 4 on the national list.
Complete results of the Mt. SAC Relays — contested at El Camino College’s Murdock Stadium while Hilmer Lodge Stadium is being rebuilt — are here.
Olympic Champ Allyson Felix at 32 Takes Relay (but not Star) Turn at Mt. SAC was last modified: April 24th, 2018 by Ken Stone
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