March 11, 2012
BREA, Calif - LMU's Track team had many personal record times and a few near records at the 2012 Ben Brown Invitational hosted by Cal State Fullerton. With top 10 performances in a variety of events, LMU Track had a great afternoon and evening in Brea.
The men's 3000-meter steeplechase final saw two Lions finish in the top 10. Junior Michael Carlone was fourth overall with a time of 10:04.1, just seconds from his personal record. Andres Lopez recorded a time of 10:22.6 in his first collegiate steeplechase race.
Kevin Joerger finished 11th overall in the men's 5000-meter run "B" race with a time of 15:03.35. In the "A" race, sophomore Drew Dalton set a new personal record with a 14:28.74 for 10th overall while junior Tyre Johnson finished in 24th place with a time of 14:51.33.
The women's 5000 meter "A" race end with three Lions in the top 10. Brittnie Munoz set a new personal record with a 17:15.40 for sixth overall in the race. Brieanna Delaney was right behind Munoz finishing seventh in 17:17.52, just edging her previous PR by .27 seconds. Caroline Draper crossed at 17:36.06 for 10th. Senior Cassandra Salazar ran an 18:13.40 finishing 25th.
Aeoleone Bristow set a new personal record in the 1500 meters, running a 4:56.32 and finishing 27th overall. Sophomore Laura Delgado ran a 5:07.44 to place 38th overall. Jessica Mumaugh ran a 5:19.03 in the 1500m finals. Senior Stephanie Felix crossed the finish line at 5:20.05. Marissa Diehl came in with a time of 5:24.42 in the race.
In the men's 1500 meter run, senior Oran Arms
finished the race in 4:05.47 for 29th place overall. Sterling Lockert
was seconds behind Arms, finishing 33rd with a time of 4:07.63. Mike Evans
ran a 4:13.16 placing him 48th. Philip Benavides crossed the finish line at 4:14.48. RJ Larrieu
came in at 4:27.94.
Henry Jordan ran a 15:42.04 in the men's 5000 meter "D" race, finishing 8th overall and establishing a new personal record. Dan Smith finished 25th with a time of 16:16.85.
Kelly Shogren placed 12th in the women's 5000m "B" race with an 18:19.64. Michelle Hickerson ran a 18:58 in the same race for 24th overall.
The Lions are back on the track Saturday, March 24th at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational in Irvine, Calif.