Track & Field

Lance Capel
Lance  Capel


Laguna Niguel, CA

High School:
Dana Hills HS




Track Shines at Mt. SAC, Beach Invite

Big PRs by Danielle Shanahan and Brandon Vientos led the Lions during a busy weekend of racing.


Big PRs at SDSU Aztec Invite

Freshmen and seniors led the way in San Diego Saturday.


Vientos Smashes PR in 5K Win

A handful of Lions recorded PR times at the Oxy Distance Carnival Friday night.


Lions Debut With Strong 1,500m Times

Both men's and women's track squads competed in the 1,500m at the Cal State LA Invitational.


Solid Tuneup at West Coast Quad

The Lion men and women took to the track against Saint Mary's, Santa Clara and San Francisco.

At LMU...
In cross country... competed in seven meets... personal best 8k time was 25:14.3 at the West Coast Conference Championships... finished 42nd overall at the league championship... competed in his first NCAA West Regional... placed 116th overall in 31:38.9 (10k)... In track... ran a PR of 4:04.57 in the 1,500m at the Cal State LA Invitational (Mar. 7) and a PR 14:57.92 in the 5K at the Oxy Invitational (May 9)... also a season best 8:50.70 in the 3,000m at the West Coast Quadrangular (Feb. 21)...

In cross country... competed in eight meets... season best 8k time of 25:22.2 at the Santa Clara Bronco Invitational... In track... best marks included 4:13.28 in the 1,500m at the Triton Invitational, 8:57.61 in the 3,000m at the Cal State LA Invitational and 15:11.00 in the 5,000m at the Ben Brown Invitational...

In cross country... season best of 26:47.0 at the UC Irvine Invitational... in track... set LMU's 17th fastest in 3000m with time of 8:49.00... best time in the 1500m was 4:08.29 at LBSU Beach Classic... best time in the 5000m was15:42.49 at Occidental Distance Carnival...

High School... graduate of Dana Hills High School... ran cross-country for 4 years and track for 3 years under head coach Tim Butler... was captain of his cross country & track teams his junior and senior years... named All-Orange County in cross-country for his junior and senior years... All-South Coast League in cross-country during his sophomore season... All-CIF in cross-country his junior year... ran 3-mile in 14:51... team won Orange County championship, state runner-up, and CIF final runner up in cross-country... received Best Captain award, Character award twice, and Varsity Most Improved award... in track, 3-year starter... named All-Orange County junior and senior year... received All-CIF Division I honors... ran 800m in 2:00, 1600m in 4:21, 3200m in 9:17... received Best Dolphin Award in track... two-time league champ and two-time Orange County champ... played one year of baseball under coach Joe Kuo... starter at second base, catcher and pitcher... named to Superintendent's Honor Roll (6 times), Principal's Honor Roll, 5-time scholar athlete, and Dolphin Pride Silver Award winner... competed against fellow freshman Ryan Vargas in high school... covered in the OC Varsity...

Personal... Lance Michael Capel was born July 19, 1994 to parents Arleta Mastropaolo and Lance Capel in Redlands, CA... he has two brothers and two sisters... volunteered with Dolphin Pride community and school service, the California Scholarship Federation, Coast Hills Community Church, and as a speaker at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes... considered Columbia, UC Davis, UCLA, Washington, Dartmouth, Westmont and the University of Colorado at Boulder before deciding to attend LMU... chose LMU because he loved the campus, the cross country and track teams, LMU's academics and the fact that it has a strong athletic training program... an athletic training major...


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