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Freshman Harry Loasby will chase the Hong Kong Men's 3k National record Friday night.
LOS ANGELES - LMU's core squad of runners are back on the track Friday and Saturday, traveling to the 37th Annual San Diego State Aztec Invitational. The spotlight for the Lions, however, will be on freshman Harry Loasby as he makes a run at the Hong Kong men's national 3,000m record Friday night.
On March 15 at the Ben Brown Invitational in Fullerton, Calif., Loasby, a native of Lantau Island, Hong Kong, planted his name into the Hong Kong Amateur Athletic Association record book by clocking a 3:58.98 1,500m, good for a personal record and the Hong Kong National Junior Record. He broke a 43-year-old record in the process and now has his sights set on the Men's 3,000m National Record of 8:50.82 held by Chan Ka Ho (May 30, 2009).
"To say that I'm the fastest guy from Hong Hong under the age of 20 is pretty cool, but I want more," said Loasby in an interview with the LMU Sports Network. Check out the full feature on Loasby produced by the LMUSN here.
Loasby will be racing in the men's 3k alongside a handful of Lion teammates, including fellow rookies Jack Polerecky and Christopher Fredlund. That race is set to shotgun start at 7:45 p.m. Friday. LMU's men are also entered in the 5,000m and the 3,000m steeplechase.
On the women's side, Danielle Shanahan, Kayla de Bondt and Grace Graham-Zamudio are entered into the 1,500m, while junior Kelli Sugimoto is among Lions entered in the women's 3k. Freshman Madelyn Vorgitch will take a crack at the 5,000m and Kyra Burke will race the 3,000m steeplechase for the second time this season.
Live results from the Aztec Invitational can be found on flashwest.com.
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