Lions Break Records At Pomona-Pitzer Meet
LMU Track has record-breaking day in Claremont.
Feb. 18, 2012
CLAREMONT, Calif. – LMU Track had a record-breaking day at the Pomona-Pitzer All Comers Meet on Saturday. Many Lions broke personal records while winning events in their season opening race on the outdoor track.
Drew Dalton followed his collegiate best performance in the indoor mile at the University of Portland's “All Star Mile” with a win in section one of the men's 3000 meter run. Dalton finished in 8:27.07, winning the race by more than 12 seconds at the Strehle Track. Tyre Johnson crossed the finish line eighth overall with a time of 8:57.81. Coming in a few seconds behind Johnson was junior Michael Carlone who ran a 9:04.81, beating his previous time at the All Comers Meet by nearly 24 seconds.
In the second section of the men's 3000m, sophomore Henry Jordan finished fourth overall with a time of 9:13.65. Phillip Benavides ran a 9:18.63 resulting in an eighth place finish. Andres Lopez and Derek Weber finished ninth and 17th overall, with times of 9:21.72 and 9:39.33 respectively, in their first outdoor track races at LMU.
Six Lions' women competed in the 3000 meter. In section one, Brieanna Delaney had a second-place finish in 10:19.57, beating her time in last year's race by over three seconds. Brittnie Munoz ran a 10:24.36, the fourth-best time in the race. Junior Caroline Draper finished fifth in the race with a time of 10:31.23 improving on her result last year by 10 seconds. Cassandra Salazar completed the three-pack of LMU runners, finishing sixth in 10:33.14. Kelly Shogren was close behind the LMU pack for a eighth-place finish and a time of 10:43.29. Michelle Hickerson crossed in the line at 10:47.81 for 12th overall. Laura Delgado won the second section of the women's 3000m with a time of 11:04.39, a new personal record.
In the mile, senior Oran Arms set a new personal record by nearly a second, finishing first in the second section of the race, with a time of 4:27.21. Mike Evans finished fourth overall in the third section of the mile, crossing the finish line at 4:43.21.
The Lions will be back on the track Saturday, March 3 competing at the Beach Classic and the Washington Final Qualifier.