Lions to Take on Big West Power Gauchos

Feb. 15, 2007

This Week on the Track - The Loyola Marymount men's and women's track teams will compete in a triangular meet at UC Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara, Calif. this weekend. For anyone wishing to come out and support the Lions, the meet takes place on February 17 and gets underway at 11 a.m. PST. Directions to the meet can be found by clicking here.

A Look at the Competition - The Lions will be facing strong competition from UC Santa Barbara as well as Westmont College.

For the Lion Men - A total of 14 Lions will be competing in nine individual and relay events.

For the Lion Women - A total of 14 women will be competing in seven individual and relay events.

Last Year at UCSB - The Lions will be competing at UC Santa Barbara for the first time.

Last Time on the Track - The Loyola Marymount men's and women's track teams started their season on the right foot at the Cal State Northridge All-Comers meet. The teams combined for seven school-records and four event winners.

Senior Dominic Quiller got the Lions started in the right direction 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 enough for second overall in the competition. He followed up his hurdle performance by running 24.08 in the men's 200m, establishing another school record in the process.

Next on the track was freshman Jon Hornberger, who established a school record of 6.99 seconds, while finishing second in his heat of the men's 60m dash.

In the field event department, a first for the Lion track team, freshman 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 Kristin 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 then-sophomore 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.

The final event on the track was 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 for second.

Not to be out done by the men, junior Laura Mickelson destroyed the field, running a school record time of 10:29 in the women's 2-mile.





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