Three PR's and a Win at Portland Twilight

Danielle Shanahan was one of three Lions to achieve a PR Sunday.
May 18, 2015

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PORTLAND - Three Lions set personal records and a fourth won her event Sunday night as a select group of LMU men's and women's track athletes competed at the Portland Twilight last chance meet at Lewis and Clark College in Portland.

The trio of Lion women racing in the 1,500m all achieved PR times as they seek qualification into the postseason. Sophomore Danielle Shanahan placed sixth overall in 4:21.02, which ranks her 37th in the NCAA West Region. Classmate Kayla de Bondt was ninth in 4:23.71, which ranks 64th, and junior Kelli Sugimoto was 13th in 4:26.53. Shanahan sliced nearly four seconds off her previous best mark while de Bondt and Sugimoto took two seconds off their previous PRs.

Grace Graham-Zamudio placed first overall in the 5,000m in a time of 16:46.34. Her career best time of 16:33.83 currently ranks 73rd in the West Region.

For the men, Michael Duncan ran a 9:39.04 in the 3,000m steeplechase and Daniel Gibson finished the 5,000m in 14:53.47.

 

 

After final declarations are submitted, the list of student-athletes, by event, who have been accepted to compete in each preliminary championships competition, plus those who have been accepted to compete in the Heptathlon or Decathlon at the final championships competition, will be posted on the NCAA's website, Division I. Sports and Championships, Spring Sports, Outdoor Track & Field (M/W), by 1 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 21.

The top 48 declared marks in each event will advance to the 2015 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field West Regional which will be held May 28-30 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on the campus of the University of Texas.

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