McClenathen withstands heat, takes silver

Goleta’s Gordon McClenathen finished second in the 2000-meter steeplechase at the USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Sacramento on Friday.

Competing in the 75-over age division, McClenathen, 76, the former Dos Pueblos High track and cross country coach and UCSB Hall of Famer, clocked 11 minutes, 51.46 seconds.

Jerry Smartt, 78, of Warsaw, Mo., won the event in 11:38.53.

The noontime race was run in temperatures in the upper 80s.

McClenathen, who runs for Club West, also will compete in the 1500 meters on Sunday morning.