Full Squad Starts Season in Claremont

The Pomona-Pitzer meet on Saturday will be the first race of the season for most of LMU Track & Field.

Feb. 15, 2013

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LOS ANGELES -- After an opening track weekend in the Pacific Northwest for junior Weston Strum and senior Sheree Shea, the remaining Lions' Track & Field team travels to Claremont, Calif. for the first full squad meet of the season.

This Week:
Event: Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers Meet
Location: Claremont, Calif.
Venue: Strehle Track
Date: Saturday, Feb. 16
Times: 12:00 p.m.: Men's 3000m, 12:25: p.m.: Women's 3000m
Host: Pomona College-Pitzer College

Hundredths of a second. That's how close LMU junior Weston Strum was from victory at the University of Portland's All-Star Mile last Thursday. Strum finished with a time of 4:15.79, only five hundredths of a second behind Portland's Izaic Yorks's 4:15.74, which set a new record at the annual event which took place during halftime of the LMU-Portland men's basketball game.



Strum followed up his trip to Portland by finishing the 3000-meter at the Husky Classic in 8:10.22, setting a new school record on the indoor track. Strum and senior Sheree Shea competed in first full meet of the 2013 season hosted by the University of Washington featuring runners from across the country. Strum's time was 17th of 84 competitors. Shea finished the 3000m in 9:58.93, 39th overall at the meet.

LMU Track had a record-breaking day at the Pomona-Pitzer All Comers Meet last February. Many Lions broke personal records while winning events in their season opening race on the outdoor track.

Drew Dalton started the season with a win in section one of the men's 3000-meter run. Dalton finished in 8:27.07, winning the race by more than 12 seconds at the Strehle Track. Tyre Johnson crossed the finish line eighth overall with a time of 8:57.81. Coming in a few seconds behind Johnson was junior Michael Carlone who ran a 9:04.81, beating his previous time at the All Comers Meet by nearly 24 seconds. In the second section of the men's 3000m, Andres Lopez and Derek Weber finished ninth and 17th overall, with times of 9:21.72 and 9:39.33 respectively, in their first outdoor track races at LMU.

Six Lions' women competed in the 3000 meter. Brittnie Munoz ran a 10:24.36, the fourth-best time in the race. Caroline Draper finished fifth in the race with a time of 10:31.23 improving on her result last year by 10 seconds. Cassandra Salazar completed the three-pack of LMU runners, finishing sixth in 10:33.14 Michelle Hickerson crossed in the line at 10:47.81 for 12th overall. Laura Delgado won the second section of the women's 3000m with a time of 11:04.39, a new personal record.

Mike Evans finished fourth overall in the third section of the mile, crossing the finish line at 4:43.21.

The All Comers Meet is open to college, university and open athletes only. Field events will begin at 10:30 a.m. Track events will commence at 11:40 a.m.

Pitzer College joins with Pomona College to field the Sagehen sports teams in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, an NCAA Division III conference. Sagehen teams include soccer, basketball, football, baseball, track & field, golf, tennis, water polo, swimming and diving.



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