Pair of School Records Fall
Two LMU records were broken and 11 career-best marks were achieved at the Stanford Invitational and Cal/Nevada Championships.
April 7, 2014
LOS ANGELES - The LMU men's and women's track teams had a big weekend to open the month of April, with record-breaking performances at the Stanford Invitational and Cal/Nevada Championships hosted by UC San Diego.
Of the eight Lions who gained entry into the Stanford Invitational, six achieved career bests in their respective races. Three weeks after taking over the LMU all-time record in the 1500m, senior Weston Strum added school-record-holder in the 5,000m to his name with a 13:47.28 finish. In competition through April 6, Strum's time also ranks No. 1 on the NCAA Division I West Region Outdoor Qualifying List.
Five Lion women competed in the 5,000m at the Stanford Invitational, and of that, four achieved career-best times. Sheree Shea led the pack with a 16:09.97, good for 10th best in the West Region to-date. Grace Graham-Zamudio (16:26.08) is currently ranked No. 20 in the West, Danielle Shanahan is ranked No. 23 (16:29.22) ad Kelli Sugimoto is No. 57 (16:55.90).
Rounding out the standout performances at the Stanford Invitational was Lyndsey Mull's career-best 4:36.14 in the 1,500m.
Personal and school records were also plentiful in La Jolla at the Cal/Nevada Championships. Kyra Burke achieved an LMU record in the 3,000m steeplechase with an 11:00.18 finish. Brandon Vientos (14:42.70), Daniel Gibson (15:00.89) and Ryan Vargas (15:38.26) all turned in career-best times in the 5,000m while Kevin Joerger was the meet champion in the 5k race in a time of 14:32.10.
The Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on April 12 is next on the slate for the Lion squad before gearing up for the Mt. SAC Invitational on April 17-19.
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