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News & Notes - June 3

Former Mt. SAC Relays Director passes away

USA Track & Field remembers the life of the former Mt. SAC Relays Director, Dan Shrum, who passed away Friday, May 30.

Shrum headed the event from 1988-1996 and was a man very well-regarded in the sport with many long lasting track & field relationships strengthened over those nine years. He last visited the event in 2013. Despite this loss in the track & field family, he will forever be a part of the Mt. SAC Relays history and tradition.

He is survived by a son, daughter and grandchildren.

Race walker unofficially sets another American Record

Race walker Maria Michta won the USA Track & Field 5 km Race Walk Championships, May 31 in Albany, New York. Her unofficial time of 21:57 knocks off the 22:15 set by Debbi Lawrence in 1991. In the month of May alone, Michta also broke a 14-year-old American 20 km record and earned the top U.S. finish at the World Race Walking Cup in Taicang, China, where she beat her own record by 20 seconds.

Trey Hardee competes in first IAAF Combined Events Challenge meeting

Olympic silver medalist and two-time world decathlon champion Trey Hardee scored a world-leading 8,518 points to win the Hypo Meeting of the IAAF Combined Events Challenge in Gotzis, Austria. Despite a first day deficit, Hardee turned in an impressive time in the 110-meter hurdles, storming to 13.69 for his second-fastest time ever within a decathlon. Hardee also survived a scare in the javelin, throwing 58.20m/190-11.25 after two fouls to stay out in front and eventually capture the title. The Hypo Meeting leaves Hardee in third place overall in the IAAF Combined Events Challenge.

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