College of San Mateo Track & Field is excited to announce the inaugural Two-Mile Challenge all-comers meet. The purpose of the meet is to serve as a final prep race for the CIF State Championships or as an opportunity to run one more fast race for the cross country season. This event is a HOKA ONE ONE Postal Nationals event.
Date and Location:
• Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016
• Time: 8:00am-10:00am
• Who: All-Comers
College of San Mateo Bulldog Stadium
1700 W. Hillsdale Boulevard
San Mateo, CA 94402
• 8:15am: 2 Mile Heat #3
• 8:30am: 2 Mile Heat #2
• 8:50am: 2 Mile Heat #1
• $15 per athlete
Matt Layten, Head Track & Field/Cross Country Coach
College of San Mateo
Results can be found at our website:
From 1957 through the 1970‘s at the end of the cross country season Track & Field News and the United States Track & Field Federation jointly held a nationwide competition. At first teams would run 2 miles on the track and mail the results in (hence the name “National Postals”), but then in 1969 when the 3 miles was added, regional races were held, all of which are known as the “National Postal” races. Since cross country courses varied and since there was not going to be a single national meet, the times from the regional races were taken for ranking the competitors nationally. To make the races fair in comparing times, the races were run on the track, but in a cross country type race. Teams of 5 runners were entered as well as individual entries. High school runners ran a 2 mile cross country event in those years. The 2 mile races for the National Postals were done from 1957 through 1982; and the 3 mile races for the National Postals were done from 1969 through 1978 (as in 1979 and after, the Kinney and Footlocker National High School Cross Country Championships were instituted for the 3 mile races). The revival of the Postal 2-Mile is a revival of the spirit of high school distance running, the revival of finding a true national champion and most importantly the revival of a team together. We are proud to reintroduce the running world to the Hoka One One National High School 2-Mile Postal Competition.
More Information Here: http://www.hokaoneonepostalnationals.com/gprofile.php?do=title&title_id=846&mgroup_id=46034
Athletes should pick up their bib prior to competing Saturday from 6:00 AM to 7:00 AM outside the track shed near the tennis courts.
Check-in table will include heat sheets and time schedule.
Parking is available at Bulldog Stadium off Perimeter Road in the Stadium Parking Lot.
Bulldog Stadium is the home of College of San Mateo’s Track & Field and Cross Country programs. The running surface and field event venues are surfaced with Mondo Super X performance. The stadium has been the site for multiple California Community College
State Championships. It has also been the site for many age group, high school, community college and open track and field events.
November 19 7:30 AM PST - Boys 2 Mile Heat #4
November 19 7:50 AM PST - Girls 2 Mile Heat #3
November 19 8:15 AM PST - Boys 2 Mile Heat #3
November 19 8:30 AM PST - Girls 2 Mile Heat #2
November 19 8:50 AM PST - Boys 2 Mile Heat #2
November 19 9:05 AM PST - Girls 2 Mile Heat #3
November 19 9:20 AM PST - Boys 2 Mile Heat #1