Shanahan Sets 1,500m Freshman Record
Dnaielle Shanahan broke Tara Erdmann's freshman school record in the 1,500m Saturday.
April 26, 2014
LA JOLLA, Calif. Competing in mass in the 1,500m run at the 2014 UCSD Triton Invitational Saturday morning, four LMU track women set personal best times, while Danielle Shanahan was the overall winner in LMU freshman record time.
The rookie from Torrance, Calif., won her heat, and ultimately the entire event, in a personal record and LMU freshman record time of 4:27.13. The previous LMU record of 4:29.00 was held by Tara Erdmann. Shanahan trimmed more than four seconds off her previous record and led three Lions who finished in the top four.
Sheree Shea, a San Diego native, who set her previous personal best mark at the very same meet in 2011, lowered that mark in her final return home, placing second overall in 4:28.23. Kelli Sugimoto followed with a fourth place finish in a personal best time of 4:33.29.
Rounding out the LMU women to set a personal best mark in the 1,500m was Kelly Parsons who finished in 5:05.76, down from her previous low time of 5:08.24.
On the men's side, Drew Dalton led the Lion contingent, placing sixth overall in a time of 3:56.59.
The Lions will return to race in their regular events next week as the majority of the squad competes at the UCI Steve Scott Invitational. A select few will gain entry to the Payton Jordan Cardinal Invitational, hosted by Stanford University.