April 20, 2013
WALNUT, Calif. – The Mt. Sac Relays continued Friday night as John Gilbertson (Saugus, CA) competed in the elite invite of the Men’s 5000m.
Living true to the event’s tagline of "Where the world's best athletes compete," Gilbertson raced in an elite heat that consisted of 26 other professional and top-tier collegiate athletes, posting a final time of 14 minutes and 15.52 seconds.
Gilbertson’s sub-par performance was attributed to a severe side stich that flared up about five laps in and lingered throughout the remainder of the race.
Looking to bounce back from a disappointing performance at Mt. Sac, TMC’s track and field squad now sets their sights on the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships next weekend at Westmont College. The event will run April 26-27, and will feature six GSAC teams.