Lions Hold Their Own At Trojan Invitational
Limited squad competes at USC Invititational Saturday.
March 26, 2007
LOS ANGELES - The Loyola Marymount men's and women's track teams fared well with a limited squad at the Trojan Invitational. The Lion men and women combined for three heat winners and two school records.
The first event for the Lions was the women's 3000m, where junior Claudia Bishop ran an excellent race in her first attempt at the distance. Her time of 10:29.7 was good for 14th overall. Also competing for the Lions was junior Brittany Rezowalli, who ran 10:59.11.
The next event for the Lions was the men's long jump. Freshman Keyon Mitchell had a strong performance with a jump of 21'2.75", which placed him 15th overall. Mitchell also fared well in the triple jump. His leap of 45"0.5" was good for 16th overall and his third best mark of the year.
Next on the track was the men's 400m. Sophomore Adam Stebbins ran a strong race to finish fourth in his heat with a time of 50.25.
In the men's 100m, freshman Jon Hornberger ran 11.45 into a stiff 2.3 mile an hour headwind.
Next up was the women's 800m. Senior Melani Hom ran just off the lead through the first lap. With 300m to go, Hom made her move pulling into second and then taking the lead with 200m left. Hom cruised to victory in her heat in a personal best and school record time of 2:17.62.
In the men's 800m, senior Reynaldo Barrera, like Hom, ran just off the lead through the first lap, but then took the lead with 400m to go and cruised to victory with a time of 1:59.05.
Senior Dominic Quiller was next up for the Lions in the men's 400m hurdles. Quiller ran a strong race to finish in a time of 61.39.
The men's 200m had three Lions looking for fast times. Stebbins ran an excellent last 100m to take victory in his heat with an impressive time of 22.71, just shy of his school record time of 22.70. Hornberger also ran an excellent race; his time of 23.02 was a personal best for the season. Also competing was Quiller, who ran a time of 24.37.
The final event of the day for Lions was the men's 3000m. Sophomore Trevor Wiseman went out with the leaders and battled hard to finish fourth. His gutsy running paid off with a school record time of 8:40.49, which bettered the previous record by six seconds. Freshman Cameron Pagett continued his stellar first season with a 10-second personal record. His time of 8:53.1 was good for sixth. Also turning in strong performances were junior Jonathan Macneil (8:56.41), freshman Paul Beckwith (9:10.56), and senior Drew Haberkorn (9:26.86).
Next up for the Lion track team will be the Cal-Nevada Championships on March 30th and 31st as well as the Stanford Invitational on March 31st.
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