are you kidding?! UCSD did a horrible JOB of organizing this race. The boys was the ultimate screw up - and I ran in the girls race, and when I was crossing the finish line, there were people passed out in front of me and not a SOUL THERE TO HELP THEM. Everyone was tripping on each other in the chute. They didn't give you any water as you walked through the chute - we're talking CHAMPIONSHIP race HERE!!!! and the first turn out of the tunnel, when you go out the gate and up on the road/side walk... there were cars on the other side of the road..........why not just block the road off for 2 hours?!?!?! They were trying to direct traffic in a NATIONAL QUALIFYER race!!!!!!???? SERIOUSLY!?!?!
It's a great course if you're going on a run with a teammate... but for REGIONALS? HECK NO!!!! It's too narrow.
and I think its complete Crap that they wouldn't let us in the second time to watch the boys, especially after them being so drained of running hard for 3-4 miles.
after all........ UCSD did ROYALLY SCREW UP this entire race, and I hold them completley accountable for this. It was NEVER the crowds fault like they say it was. (I def loved the crowds support as I was running in the 6k ... crowds = coaches, friends, family, and the crowds will never try to screw up a race when they are watching their dear loved ones) If you are a race official and tell people to get out of the way, they will listen to the official -- and get the heck out of the way. So, I do put complete blame on the race OFFICIALS for pointing the wrong way!!! I heard it was the assistant woman blonde coach... and my father told me she was trying to act like a hot shot for a photographer... telling him he was in the way....and that he couldn't take pictures of the race where he was when he was actually blocking off the right trail. My dad said she looked really bossy by trying to tell everyone where to go. She must feel about 2 inches big right now. WAY TO GO LADY ... you only screwed up people's chances for nationals, personal bests, seniors last years (we had two of them, I felt horrible for them) .... JUST CUZ you TRY TO LOOK LIKE A HOT SHOT!
I am very very very DISPLEASED and felt so horrible for my guys team, and all of the other guys running. Some couple hundred boys having to start ALL freaking over!! It made me sick to my stomach. For the boys - it was truly a test of their mental strength to get through that second race. and I majorly applaud them for being able to do what they did on Saturday.