Lions Perform Well at Ben Brown Invitational

March 10, 2008

WALNUT, Calif. - After winning the West Coast Challenge last weekend in Malibu, Calif., the LMU track teams competed and performed well at the Ben Brown Invitational on Saturday in Walnut, Calif.

Lino Almeida took 11th in the first section of the 1500 meter run in 4:05.67, while Michael Herrera (4:19.68) and Andrew Hirning (4:49.20) finished 13th and 15th in the second section, respectively.

Freshman Matt Duncan took home third place in the third section of the 400 meter hurdles, finishing the race in 60.27 seconds.

Keyon Mitchell jumped 13.55 meters (44'5.50") in the triple jump to claim seventh, with Riverside Community College's Joshua Como winning the event with a distance of 15.50 meters (50'10.25").

Trevor Wiseman posted a time of 14:54.60 in the 5000 meter to claim 18th overall in section one before Brian McDonald finished 26th in 15:10.34. Four Lions also ran in the second section, with Jonathan MacNeil (15:23.47), Scott Donahue (15:39.80), Sean Sisk (15:43.20) and Paul Beckwith (15:49.41) finishing 19th, 28th, 31st and 33rd, in that order. Jacques Delouche was the only Lion in the fourth section of the race, finishing 29th in 17:06.11.

Connor Pastoor, the lone LMU representative in the 3000 meter steeplechase, finished the event in 9:54.5 to claim sixth overall.



In the first women's event of the day, the 100 meter dash, Keyanna Adger placed third in the fourth section with a time of 13.03. The Lions posted three runners in the 1500 meter, with one in section one and two in section two. Tara Erdmann led the Lions with a time of 4:33.87 in the first section to claim fourth place. Caitlin Jennings and Kristina Fernandez finished 11th and 12th, respectively in the second section with times of 5:12.87 and 5:16.60.

Chelsea Wirschem placed 10th in the triple jump with a mark of 10.18 meters (33'4.75"). Pascal Delauncy and Long Beach State's Miia Mobley finished first and second in the event, posting jumps of 12.60 meters and 12.06 meters, respectively.

LMU put three runners in the top-25 in the first section of the 5000 meter, with senior Laura Mickelson finishing 11th in 17:07.54. Abby Fall placed 20th in the race with a time of 17:26.25 and Brittany Rezowalli crossed in 17:32.34 to take 23rd. In section two, Annie Holden finished 15th with a time of 18:18.42, while Brooke Lademan claimed 28th in 19:10.65. Section three saw two more Lions cross the finish line, with Brenn Donnelly (18:52.36) and Shea Franklin (19:33.56) finishing second and 12th, respectively.

Gabby Hybki jumped 1.50 meters (4'11") to claim second in the high jump. Aysha Moultrie took the top spot in the event with a jump of 1.55 meters (5'1").

The Lions will return to action on Friday, March 14 in Eagle Rock, Calif. when they take part in the Occidental Distance Carnival at 6:00 p.m.


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