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News: Track and Field Hosts 71st Pasadena Games March 28-29

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Pasadena City College's Robinson Stadium is the site again for the 71st edition of The Pasadena Games, a multi-level track and field event featuring college and top high school athletes on Friday-Saturday, March 28-29.

Armand Crespo, PCC assistant track and field coach, said that the format has changed for this year's Games as a college and open only portion of the meet, including unattached participants, will take place on Friday. The college events begin at 2 p.m. with throwing-only events taking place off campus at Caltech (beginning at 1 p.m.). 

The college meet features host PCC, El Camino, El Camino-Compton Center, Long Beach, and East Los Angeles Colleges as well as Hope University and Caltech. The college meet has free admission. Crespo is the co-director of the meet.

Among the scheduled participants in the college and open only meet is U.S. national champion in the women's 400-meter hurdles and former USC star Dalilah Muhammad, who is running unattached in the open 200 and 400 dashes. Tracee van der Wyk, a former PCC state champion in the 1,500 meters in 2011, is also racing in both the 800 and 1,500 events. 

Saturday will feature approximately 1,250 prep athletes from more than 57 high schools as high school-only events will run throughout the day, beginning at 9 a.m. General admission is $10; students with ID, seniors and children 6-to-12, $5. South Pasadena High and its head track and field coach PJ Hernandez is directing Saturday's competition. 

For further information on The 2014 Pasadena Games, click the following link. 

http://www.pasadena-games.com/

[Photo--Tracee van der Wyk (lead runner) returns to PCC to take part in the 71st Pasadena Games this Friday.]

Release Date: 03/25/2014
Contact: Robert Lewis , Sports Information
Phone: (626) 585-7018
Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu