LMU Track & Field Athletes Show Stunning Success As Both Students And Athletes
Vorgitch and Polerecky in Position for an NCAA Run
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Vorgitch Wins the Women’s 3000 meters and Joerger Second in the Men’s 3000 meters
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Oxy Distance Carnival Classic Preview. LMU Sports Network spoke with head coach Scott Guerrero, athletes Danielle Shanahan and Jack Polerecky before the big race.
Interview with Danielle Shanahan and Grant Lapovich previewing the Lions' upcoming meets.
In cross country... All-West Region selection... All-WCC First Team selection... placed third at the West Coast Conference Championships in an LMU all-time record 6k time of 19:50.7... placed 19th overall at the NCAA West Region Championships in a time of 20:46.4... competed in six total meets... named WCC Runner of the Month in September... placed in the top-10 in all four regular-season meets she competed in... won the WCC Preview on Sept. 13 in a time of 20:50.9... In track... continued her stellar sophomore season with a second straight trip to the NCAA West Preliminary, qualifying in the 5,000m... went on to place 21st overall in 16:36.90... set an LMU all-time record with her 9:32.30 finish in the 3,000m at the West Coast Quadrangular (Feb. 21)... top time of 4:21.02 in the 1,500m would rank second by less than half of one second to All-American Tara Erdmann... also ran a PR 16:12.54 in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invitational (Apr. 3), good for No. 3 in LMU's all-time record book... 2:15.20 finish in the 800m at the Triton Invitational (Apr. 25) would rank No. 4 in LMU's all-time record book at season's end...
In cross country... WCC Freshman of the Year... finished 15th at the West Coast Conference Championships with a time of 21:47... placed 55th at the NCAA DI West Region Championships with a 6k personal best of 20:48... ran a 5k personal best 17:53.0 at the Mark Covert Classic... WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll... In track... advanced to the NCAA West Preliminary in the 5,000m... placed 40th overall in a time of 17:14.56... season best in the 5k was 16:19.73, set at the West Coast Last Chance Meet... also best times of 4:25.32 in the 1,500m at the West Coast Invitational and 9:54.20 in the 3,000m at the West Coast Quadrangular....
Graduate of Bishop Montgomery... ran cross country for four years under coaches Shannon Williams, a former LMU student-athlete, and Brian Haynes... team captain during senior season... All-Area as a senior... Four time All-Del Rey League selectee... All-State Division IV for two years... All-CIF for three seasons... in state finished ninth in 2010 and second in 2012... 2012 CIF SS D4 Champion with a time of 16:41 on the Mt. Sac Rain Course... two-time Del Rey League Champion (2010 and 2012)...
Danielle Felice Shanahan was born to parents Felicia and Daniel Shanahan in Santa Monica, CA... has one brother and one sister... a psychology major...
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