Feb. 4, 2007
Northridge, Calif. - The Loyola Marymount men's and women's track teams started off the season strong at the Cal State Northridge All-Comers meet on Saturday. The meet was billed as a dual meet against rival Pepperdine, but the Waves were unable to field a full team. So the Lions instead participated in the All-Comers meet, combining for seven school records and four event winners in the process.
Senior Dominic Quiller got the Lions started with a victory in his heat of the men's 300m hurdles, setting the school record in the process. His time of 43.27 seconds was good for second overall in the competition.
Next on the track was freshman Jon Hornberger, who established a school record of 6.99 while finishing second in his heat of men's 60m dash.
In the field event department, a first for the Lion track team, freshmen Gabrielle Hybki and Celsa Tonelli went to battle in the high jump. Hybki won the event, establishing a school record jump of 5'2", while Tonelli finished a strong third with a jump of 4'10".
In the women's mile, senior Kristen Gonzalez went out with the leaders and then ran away from the competition finishing first in a time of 5:09.7. Her time shattered the school record time of 5:18.83 set last year by Claudia Bishop.
In the men's 400m, sophomore Adam Stebbins was looking to build on his strong freshman campaign. He did just that when he equaled the second-fastest time in school history by running 50.87.
After establishing a school record in the 300m hurdles, Quiller decided he wasn't finished with his record setting day. He followed up his hurdle performance by running 24.08 in the men's 200m, establishing that school record in the process.
Following Quiller, the Lions had 17 athletes competing in the men's and women's 2-mile. In a close battle, sophomore Trevor Wiseman was able to hold off senior Drew Haberkorn to win the race. Wiseman's time of 9:35 established a school record, while Haberkorn's time of 9:37 was good enough for second. Wiseman and Haberkorn were followed closely by junior Jonathan Macneil (9:41) and freshmen Cameron Pagett (9:45) and Paul Beckwith (9:49).
Not to be out done by the men, the women turned in a few notable performances as well in the 2-mile. Junior Laura Mickelson destroyed the field, running a school record time of 10:29. Other strong performances were turned in by junior Brittany Rezowalli (11:29), freshman Annie Holden (11:43), and sophomore Abby Fall (11:54).
Next up for the Lion track team is a competition at UC Santa Barbara on February 17th.