Friday, April 20, 2012

Mt. SAC Relays Live Stream (Sheila Reid Olympic Qualifying Attempt)

Watch live streaming video from mtsac_tv at

Tonight at the Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, California, current Villanova runners Sheila Reid (Canada) and Bogdana Mimic (Serbia) will compete in the 5000m while Emily Lipari (New York) compete in the 1500m. Also due to compete are Villanova alums Frances Koons in the 5000, Nicole Schappert in the 1500 and Marina Muncan in the mile. The results in this competition are largely irrelevant as far as positions are concerned because these meets are set up to achieve Olympic qualifying standards. The most important times to remember for tonight are 15:20 and 15:30, because those are the 'A' and 'B' qualifying standards in the women's 5000m for the London Olympics. Reid will likely need to hit the 'A' standard to qualify for the Olympics due to the relative strength of Canada, but it's conceivable that Mimic could make it in if she only runs the 'B' standard because it's not a guarantee that another Serbian woman will get the standard in the 5000.

Schedule (converted to Eastern Time)
Women's 1500m (Schappert, Lipari) 10:00 PM
Women's Elite Mile (Muncan) 10:12 PM
Women's Elite 5000m (Reid, Mimic, Koons) 10:40 PM

The complete schedule of the meet is here. Full Olympic qualifying standards are here and US Olympic Trials qualifying standards are here.

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