Vorgitch and Polerecky in Position for an NCAA Run
Annual Hall of Fame Induction Paired with Homecoming Basketball
Danielle Shanahan, Kelli Capel and Kayla de Bondt will compete at the 2016 NCAA DI Outdoor Track West Preliminary.
Big PRs by Danielle Shanahan and Brandon Vientos led the Lions during a busy weekend of racing.
It was a strong opening weekend or racing for the LMU men and women as 18 of 32 competitors set career-best marks.
Briefly... Tara Erdmann is in her fourth season with LMU Cross Country and Track... has earned six All-American honors for Cross Country and Track... three time All-WCC in Cross Country... WCC and LMU Freshman of the Year... named LMU Female Athlete of the Year, 2010-11...
At LMU... 2011-12... in cross country, participated in six races for the Lions this season... ran personal and season-best of 19:51.3 in 6k at NCAA DI National Championships... won WCC Championship with a time of 20:01... came in first again at UC Riverside Invitational with a time of 20:01.9... placed third at Pre-Nationals, Stanford Invitational, and NCAA West Region Championships...
At LMU... 2010-11... in track, finished 12th in 5k in 15:55.83 at NCAA Outdoor Championships to earn All-American honors... finished 21st at NCAA Outdoor Championships in 10k with a time of 35:53.48 to earn second All-American honors in track for the year... won individual titles at Stanford Invitational in 10k at 33:10.15, fastest time in Division I for the year, won the West Coast Invitational in 1500m at 4:20.4, a personal-best, and won mile at the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Heptathlon in 4:46.18, a personal best... participated in USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the 10,000m senior finals where she finished in top 20... named LMU Female Athlete of the Year... named to USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... in cross country, participated in six races for the Lions... in 6k, finished 25th in NCAA National Championships, 3rd from West region, with a time of 20:39.9 to earn All-American honors... won WCC individual title with a 20:20... ran season-best time of 20:12 at the NCAA West Regionals where she finished 4th... won UC Riverside individual title in 5k in 16:45.4...
At LMU... 2009-10... in track, earned All-American honors for a 6th place finish in the 10k at NCAA National Track & Field Championships... set four personal bests and four school records in one track season... was ranked 9th in the world for the 10k with a 33:22 personal best... ran a 15:55 at the Mt. Sac Relays for the 5k... was ranked in the top five in the nation for three distances on the track throughout the season... postseason represented the USA at the NACAC U23 (North American, Central American, Caribbean) Championships earning a medal for a third place finish in the women's 5k race... in cross country, used a redshirt season for cross country... running unattached, won the Stanford Invitational in 20:20 for the 6k distance...
At LMU... 2008-09... in track, qualified for two NCAA Regional events (5,000 meters and 1,500 meters)... finished 14th at NCAA West Regional in the 5,000 with a time of 17:09.22... NCAA National Championship participant in the 10,000 meters, the first Lion in program history to run the race at the event... finished 16th at the Championship in 35:16.59... 2007-08... WCC Freshman of the Year... WCC First-Team All Conference...NCAA West Region Qualifier... USA Track/Field Junior National Qualifier... LMU Freshman of the Year... SAAC Student-Athlete of the Week- April 9...in cross country, became the first Lion in program history to qualify for the NCAA National Championship in cross country and track in the same year... became LMU's fourth WCC Champion in cross country after placing first in 21:54, earning All-WCC recognition... finished 14th overall in 20:22 at NCAA West Regional earning All-West Region honors... NCAA Cross Country Championship participant running a 21:01 to finish 78th overall, the fastest time in program history at the event...
At LMU... 2007-08... WCC Freshman of the Year... WCC First-Team All Conference... NCAA West Region Qualifier... USA Track/Field Junior National Qualifier... LMU Freshman of the Year... SAAC Student-Athlete of the Week- April 9...
High School... a 2007 graduate of Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, AZ... won a combined six state championships in cross country, track, and soccer... won the 2005 5A-II state title in cross country and the 2006 1600m state title in track... went on to win the 2006 state soccer title with Flowing Wells and three titles (800, 1600, 3200m) in track in 2007... was an all-state selection in each sport... in 2006, also placed second in state in the 3200m and third in the 800m... prep cross country/track coach was Mandee Fish...
Personal... Tara Montana Erdmann was born June 14, 1989, in Santa Maria, CA... daughter of Christene Haag and Jerry Erdmann... has an older sister, Brittany... was also recruited by Arizona State, Colorado, Boston College, and Duke... has a B.A. in Liberal Studies... an Graduate general education major.
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