Shanahan, de Bondt Lead Lions

Danielle Shanahan won the 1,500m in PR time.
April 25, 2015

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LA JOLLA, Calif. - Danielle Shanahan and Kayla de Bondt finished one-two in the 1,500m run Saturday to lead the LMU men's and women's track teams at the Triton Invitational hosted by UC San Diego.

Shanahan won her heat and was the overall individual winner in a personal record time of 4:24.86. de Bondt was just behind, placing second in 4:26.65. Kelli Sugimoto took fourth in a PR time of 4:29.05 to give the Lions three of the top four finishers.

Lorena Garcia also finished in personal record time, crossing the finish line in 4:48.42.

de Bondt and Shanahan doubled up on the day, also both running the 800m. de Bondt took sixth overall in a PR time of 2:12.47. Shanahan finished 11 and trimmed .04 seconds off her personal best, finishing in 2:15.20.

Brandon Vientos was the top finisher for the LMU men in the 1,500m, placing 10th overall in 3:59.63. Rookie Mat Holton was the lone Lion to set a PR time, trimming four seconds off his best time for a 4:14.06 finish.



Five Lion men raced in the 800m, three for the first time this season. Freshman Nicolas Wells was the top finisher in 1:59.29. Classmate Waseem Radi also finished in sub-two-minute time (1:59.50).

Next up for LMU is the Steve Scott Invitational on May 1-2 as well as the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational on May 2.


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