LMU Heads to West Coast Track Challenge
The Lions will take part in what is considered the WCC Conference Championship of Track and Field.
Feb. 28, 2008
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - After taking part in two all-comer meets at Cal State Northridge and Pomona-Pitzer on February 9 and 16, LMU will face its first big challenge of the year when it visits Malibu, Calif. to participate in the Second Annual West Coast Track Challenge at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Conference foes Pepperdine, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Diego will also be racing this weekend.
The West Coast Track Challenge is the closest thing to a Conference Championship meet that LMU and the rest of the participants have to look forward to, as the WCC does not officially sponsor a Track Championship.
At the inaugural West Coast Challenge on February 24 in Malibu, Calif. last year, the LMU men's and women's track teams dominated competition. The competition featured teams from around the WCC, including host Pepperdine (women only), Loyola Marymount, San Francisco, and Santa Clara. San Diego also participated, although it did not field a complete team. Scoring as a double dual format, the Lion men easily defeated both USF (56-27) and SCU (65-13). The women were equally impressive, defeating USF (49-27), SCU (61-20) and Pepperdine (48-38). In overall tri-meet scoring, the men easily took the title, scoring 57 points to USF's 30 and SCU's 13. In quad-meet scoring, the women narrowly defeated Pepperdine 44-41, but easily outdistanced USF's 24 and Santa Clara's eight.
Admission into the meet is free.
The complete meet schedule is attached as a PDF.