Track Continues to Set Records
The LMU Track team continues to race well into the Ben Brown Invitational
March 6, 2011
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Full Results
Yesterday night the LMU Track team competed at the Ben Brown Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, Calif. In only their second race of their spring outdoor track season, the Lions continued to set personal records, with eight freshmen competing in a distance for the first time and seven personal records set across the boards. The men were highlighted by an overall win from freshman Weston Strum and the women saw a second place personal best from Sheree Shea.
In the 5000m, the men were led by a win from freshman Weston Strum. Strum earned his second straight first-place finish, winning the B heat in 14:36. This puts Strum second in LMU's All-Time record books in only his first collegiate 5k on the track and only four seconds off the school record. Sophomore Tyre Johnson also had a stellar performance running 14:51 for the 5k. Johnson shattered his personal best from his freshman season by over 30 seconds recording a 14:51 finish. This finish puts Tyre as only the 7th all time in LMU's records. Both Strum and Johnson also joined the elite of LMU track history who have broke fifteen minutes for the 5k on the track. Also in the 5000m B heat, senior Connor Pastoor ran 15:21, while sophomore Sterling Lockert recorded a 15:26. In the next heat, freshman Drew Dalton finished in 16:01 in his first 5k on the track while Phillip Benavides ran 15:52 and freshman Henry Jordan also competed in his first collegiate 5k on the track in 16:09. Finally Michael Carlone competed in the steeplechase for the Lions placing 8th overall in 10:32 for the 3000m distance.
In the 1500meter for the men, Greg Innes placed 5th overall in the first heat with a time of 3:57. This time is only two seconds off his personal best from last season at this distance. Oran Arms came in at 4:06 placing 14th while freshmen Mike Evans and Dan Smith both recorded their first 1500m on the track running 4:10 and 4:18 respectively.
The LMU women were once again highlighted by sophomore Sheree Shea. In the A heat of the 5k, sophomore Sheree Shea placed second in 16:45. Already in her first 5k on the track, Shea broke her personal record by over five seconds. Her personal best of 16:50 from last year qualified her for NCAA West Regionals in the 5k and already in only her first 5k this season, Shea has improved on this mark. Junior Brieanna Delaney placed 17:39 placing 18th overall in the top heat of the night. Delaney's 17:39 is less than four seconds off her personal best for the 5k in a tough and competitive heat. In the 5000m B heat, sophomore Jessica Mumuagh placed 2nd running 17:41 for an all time personal best. Mumuagh had only run 18:24 on the track last year and has shown throughout her cross country season that she is bound to get better throughout track as well. Sophomore teammate Caroline Draper ran a 17:53 placing 7th, this finish is only one second off her personal best from her freshman season. Freshman Brittnie Munoz placed 11th in 18:01 behind Mumaugh and Draper just missing the 18minute barrier in her first collegiate 5k on the track.
In the women's 1500m, senior Cynthia Chaidez placed 6th in the second heat with a 4:53 finish. In her first 1500meter race, Kelly Shogren placed 10th with a 4:58 while teammate Shea Franklin placed 17th with a 5:12. In the third heat, Laura Delgado placed 6th overall with a 5:07.
Next up the Lions will be back on the track for competition at UC Irvine for the UC Irvince Spring Break Invitational on March 18th and 19th.
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