Lions Continue Record-Breaking Ways at the Long Beach Relays

March 5, 2006

Complete Results

Long Beach, Calif. - The Loyola Marymount men's and women's track teams continued their record-breaking inaugural season at the Long Beach Relays on Saturday. The teams combined for five school records and four personal bests.

The record-breaking day began with the first race, the men's 4x1600m relay. The quartet of Mo Elmi, Jonathan Macneil, Trevor Wiseman and Drew Haberkorn ran 18:08.56, finishing fifth and smashing the previous record set back in 2002 by 50 seconds.

Next on the track was the women's distance medley where the Lions were paced by Kelly Yahr, Lori Sims, Melani Hom and Abby Fall who placed third overall in a time of 13:00.53.

The men followed the women with a near-record performance when the team of Haberkorn, Adam Stebbins, Elmi and Wiseman ran a time of 10:47, less than six seconds off the school record.

In the women's 4x800m relay, the team of Claudia Bishop, Kristen Gonzalez, Hom and Yahr established a new school record of 9:49.78 to finish second.

The Lions also made history in a non-distance event when Dominic Quiller ran the 400m intermediate hurdles in 66.21. This was the first time in school history that the Lions contested the event.



The record setting continued in the women's 5000m where Laura Mickelson and Sara Mickelson destroyed the field, running nearly the entire race by themselves while finishing first and second respectively. Their times of 17:15.48 and 17:16.31 easily eclipsed the previous record of 17:52.66 set by Laura Mickelson last year.

Not to be out done by the 5000m, the women's 1500m provided a new school record as well as personal record. Bishop and Gonzalez finished second and third, while Bishop narrowly broke her own school record by .39 seconds, running 4:48.79. Gonzalez set a new collegiate best of 4:58.45.

The day was rounded out by Reynaldo Barrera finishing a strong sixth in the men's 1500m, narrowly missing his own school record by .22 seconds, running a time of 4:09.94.

Next up on the track for the Lions is the Ben Brown Invitational on March 11th. The meet will be hosted by Cal State Fullerton, but will take place at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, Calif.



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