April 30, 2007
Irvine, Calif. - The Loyola Marymount men's track team took seven athletes to compete at UC Irvine's Steve Scott Invitational, where the temperatures soared above 80 degrees Saturday.
In the men's 5000m, sophomore Trevor Wiseman battled with the leaders the entire race. The finish came down to a sprint, with Wiseman finishing in second in 15:08.32. Also displaying some nice finishing speed was freshman Cameron Pagett, who was 50 meters down with 200 meters to go to the fourth place runner at the time. Pagett gave it his all to nip him at the end to claim fourth in a time of 15:24.8.
Next up for the Lions was freshman standout Gabrielle Hybki in the high jump. Hybki fell short of her season-best, but still managed to place fifth in a highly-contested event with a jump of 5'3".
Having an equally impressive freshman campaign is Keyon Mitchell. Competing in his signature event, the men's triple jump, Mitchell leaped 46'0" to his second-best effort of the year to place ninth.
Junior Mo Elmi was the next Lion on the track competing in the second heat of the Steve Scott men's mile, named after the current American record holder. Elmi ran a very smart race with even splits to place fourth with a solid time of 4:25.47.
Next on the track for Lions was sophomore Adam Stebbins. Sebbins was looking for a strong double in the 400m and the 200m. First up was the men's 400m, where Stebbins ran a strong first 300m and closed with a time of 50.33 to place fourth in his heat.
In the men's 200m, Stebbins once again placed fourth in a time of 22.76, just off his own school record of 22.7.
In the men's 400m hurdles, senior Dominic Quiller gave a strong effort to place third in his heat with a time of 62.21.
Next up for the Lion track team is the Occidental Invitational on May 12th.