Track & Field

Kelli Sugimoto
Kelli Sugimoto


Hermosa Beach, CA

High School:
Mira Costa HS


Big Weekend of Results at Mt. SAC and Beach Invitational

Nine total personal records were achieved by LMU at Mt. SAC and the Beach Invitational.


Pair of School Records Fall

Two LMU records were broken and 11 career-best marks were achieved at the Stanford Invitational and Cal/Nevada Championships.


Track Seeks Lowered Times at Stanford and Cal-Nevada Invitationals

Eight Lions gained entry to the Stanford Invitational while the rest of the squad will race at the Cal-Nevada Invitational.


Record Breaking Weekend

Three school records fell on Friday and Saturday, including two on the men's side and one on the women's.


History Makers Highlight 2013 Iggy Awards

All-time leading scorer Alex Cowling claimed Female Athlete of the Year while Colin Welmon and Anthony Ireland shared the Male Athlete of the Year honor.

At LMU...

In cross country... WCC All-Academic honorable mention... ran a 6k personal best and finished 71st at the West Coast Region Championships with a time of 20:58... ran a 5k personal best 18:22.9 at the Chile Pepper XC Festival...

In cross country... ran in five 6k races... personal best of 21:43.12 at the NCAA DI West Regional Championship... ran in one 5k race... personal best of 18:40.6 at the Mark Covert CSU Fullerton Season track... competed in eleven meets... set LMU's 11th fastest time and personal record for the 1500m with a time of 4:41.67 at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational... set LMU's sixth fastest time and personal best in the 3000m with a time of 9:57.91 at the UCI Spring Break Invitational... set LMU's sixth fastest time and personal best in the 5000m with a time of 16:57.74 at Mt. SAC Relays...

High School...
Graduated from Mira Costa High School... ran cross-country and track as a varsity athlete for four years under coach Renee Williams-Smith... captain of the cross-country team during her senior season... All-Bay League in cross-country three years... All-CIF Division II during her senior year as she placed fourth... set personal-record at Mt. SAC course in 17:25... team was three-time state runners-up for Division II... finished 12th at the state championships during her junior year... three-time All-Bay League in track... ran 1600m in personal-record 4:57, 3200m in 10:48... made it to the CIF finals in her junior year... received the Seal Bearer honor during her senior year... CSF all four years... recipient of the Leadership Hermosa Beach scholarship... recipient of the Bill Cooper scholarship... represented Mira Costa in "Team to Win"... covered as a high school athlete by The Daily Breeze and The Beach Reporter...

Kelli Nicole Sugimoto was born January 11, 1994 in Torrance, Calif. to parents Mollie and Cary Sugimoto... has one sister, Kayla... volunteered at L.A. Skid Row, feeding and making relationships with the homeless... president of the "Lend a Hand" club in high school... member of Friendship Circle club and organization... volunteered at Sports Beach Camps helping young people with special needs... considered Santa Clara, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Arizona, Rice, UC Davis, Univ. of San Francisco, Alabama, Univ. of San Diego, Wyoming, UC Berkeley, and Stanford before deciding to attend LMU... chose LMU because she "immediately felt at home" when touring the campus for the first time, its size, because it is "big enough to branch out and explore and small enough to lead, thrive, and not get lost in it," the campus's beauty, the Hannon Library, the coaches, and the team... an English major.


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