Senior Melani Hom Highlights Weekend for Lions
In her final collegiate race, Melani Hom sets a new school record in the 800m.
April 16, 2007
Los Angeles/Walnut, Calif. - The Loyola Marymount men's and women's track teams fared well at both the Rafer Johnson/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Invitational and the Mt. Sac Relays.
In the final race of her collegiate career, senior Melani Hom was looking to end on a high note. After focusing her efforts on the 800m this season, Hom has continuously taken time off the school record, and Friday's race was no different. Hom saved her best for last, running a school record time of 2:15.04.
After Hom's stellar performance, sophomore Trevor Wiseman looked to make his own headline in the men's 5000m. Wiseman ran a gutsy race that paid off in the end when he crossed the line in 14:58.57. His time broke his own school record by five seconds and succeeded in going under the elusive 15-minute barrier. Also running a great race was freshman Cameron Pagett, who knocked two seconds off his personal and freshman record with a time of 15:18.32. Paul Beckwith gave a solid effort as well crossing the line in 15:54.69.
In the men's triple jump, freshman Keyon Mitchell continued his successful first season. Competing in the tough invitational flight, Mitchell placed fourth with a seasonal-best jump of 46'9.5", breaking his school record by over a foot.
Competing in the long jump for the first time, freshman Jon Hornberger had a quality leap of 19'9.75" to place eighth. Hornberger also gave a strong effort in the men's 100m, running 11.21 to place second in his heat, the second-fastest time of the year for him.
The next event for the Lions was the women's high jump. Freshman Gabrielle Hybki held her own against stiff competition, placing fifth with a jump of 5'3".
The next Lion to take to the track was senior Dominic Quiller in the men's 400m hurdles, where he finished in 60.74.
In the women's 5000m, junior Laura Mickelson led the way for the Lions. Mickelson hung with the leaders for the majority of the race, finishing in 17:11.64 to place seventh. Also competing for the Lions was freshman Annie Holden in 19:00.36.
Sophomore Adam Stebbins was the lone Lion competing at the Mt. Sac Relays. Stebbins gave a valiant effort in the men's 400m, finishing in a solid time of 50.03.
Next up for the Lion track team will be the UCSD Triton Invitational on April 21st.
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