Two School Records Set At Pomona-Pitzer Invite
Lions combine for two new LMU records at weekend invitational.
April 9, 2007
POMONA, Calif. - The Loyola Marymount men's and women's track teams once again fared well at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational with a limited squad. The Lion men and women combined for two new school records.
The first event for the Lions was the men's 3000m steeplechase, where freshman Andrew Hirning gave a solid effort running 11:19.87.
The next event for the Lions was the men's 1500m. Running in the second heat, sophomore Trevor Wiseman ran with the leaders from the gun. Wiseman challenged for the lead down the backstretch, but was out leaned. Wiseman's time of 3:58.76 broke his own school record time of 4:00.1, making him the first Lion ever under the four-minute barrier. Also running a stellar race in the second heat was freshman Cameron Pagett, as his time of 4:03.66 was a new personal best by four seconds. In later heats, junior Mo Elmi ran 4:10 and sophomore Sean Sisk ran 4:26.65.
Next on the track was the men's 800m, where senior Reynaldo Barrera was looking to break the school record which has eluded him all season. Running a near perfect race, Barrera finally reached his goal, running 1:56.19 to take nearly a second off the longest standing LMU school record which was set in 2003.
Senior Dominic Quiller was next up for the Lions in the men's 400m hurdles. Quiller ran strong race to finish in a time of 62.17. Immediately following his hurdle race, Quiller competed in the men's 200m, finishing in 24.73.
The final event of the day for Lions was the women's 5000m. Sophomore Ahnie Draper ran a respectable time of 20:01.4. She was followed by junior Kristina Fernandez who, in her 5k debut, ran 21:02.56.
Next up for the Lion track team will be the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner Kersee Invitational April 13-14, as well as the Mt. Sac Relays on April 13th.
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