High school track and field programs tossed around the Pasadena Games like it was a hot potato.
But since Pasadena City College regained control of the meet in 2012, everything seems to be back on an upswing.
“Now we have to turn people away,” Pasadena track and field coach Armand Crespo said. “It’s big. I think we revived it and pumped life into it.”
The 72nd annual meet will be Friday and Saturday. Colleges and open athletes will compete Friday and high schools will compete on Saturday. Friday’s meet will be mostly for community college athletes, with a smattering of NCAA athletes seeking qualifying marks. Fifty high schools are scheduled to compete in Saturday’s high school meet.