Vorgitch Sets LMU Record in 3,000M Steeple

Michael Vorgitch set an LMU record in the 3,000m steeple.

March 16, 2013

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Watch Vorgitch's 3,000m steeplechase run

LOS ANGELES - Redshirt freshman Michael Vorgitch set a school record in the 3,000m steeplechase, Sheree Shea won the women's 5,000m and every competing Lion achieved either a season or career best Friday at the Occidental Distance Carnival.

Vorgitch's 9:18.45, fifth-place finish, easily broke the previous LMU record of 9:39.69, set by Michael Carlone in 2012. Carlone, a senior, also competed in the 3,000m steeplechase Friday, placing 14th overall in 10:00.69.

Freshman Lance Capel made his 5,000m debut, finishing in 15:42.49.



On the women's side, Shea ran a season best 16:45.55 and held off runner-up Lisa Ohblerg of Cal State L.A. (16:47.31) down the stretch to clinch first place in the 5,000m. Fellow Lion Taylor Paschen turned in a career best time of 18:54.10.

The LMU men's and women's track teams return to action March 22-23 at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational.



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