Two Bay Area Meets Ahead for LMU Track
The Lions head north for meets at Stanford and San Francisco State this Friday.
April 5, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- This week LMU Track will make a trip up to northern California for a unique pair of events scheduled for Friday. The Lions will compete in the Stanford Invitational and the San Francisco State University Distance Carnival. The meets, scheduled within hours of each other, will showcase distance runners from across the nation competing in the Bay Area.
Event: Stanford Invitational
Location: Stanford, Calif.
Venue: Cobb Track and Angell Field
Host: Stanford University
Date: Friday, April 6, 2012
Times: 11:00 a.m.: Men's 5000m (Drew Dalton)
Sophomore Drew Dalton won the men's 3000-meter race with a time of 8:13.29, his new personal record, a new meet record, and a new LMU record at the UC Irvine Spring Break Invitational in March.
Dalton started the track season with the fastest time for a collegiate entrant at the West Coast All-Star Mile in Portland, Ore. Dalton finished second overall in the race in 4:16.26, less than a second behind the winner on the indoor track.
Drew followed his performance at the All Star Mile with a win in section one of the men's 3000-meter run at the Pomona-Pitzer All Comers meet in Feburary. Dalton finished in 8:27.07, winning the race by more than 12 seconds at the Strehle Outdoor Track.
At the Ben Brown Invitational in March, Dalton finished 10th overall in the 5000m, setting a new PR with a time of 14:28.74.
In Norwalk, Drew finished fourth at the Beach Track & Field Classic with a 3:53.95 in the 1500 meters.
Event: SF State Distance Carnival
Location: San Francisco, Calif.
Host: San Francisco State University
Venue: Cox Stadium
Date: Friday, April 6, 2012
Times: 11:32 a.m.: Men's 1500m (Oran Arms); 12:30 p.m.: Men's Steeplechase (Michael Carlone); 2:53 p.m.: Women's 5000m (Kelly Shogren, Brieanna Delaney, Caroline Draper, Cassandra Salazar, Brittnie Munoz)
Last Saturday, the Lions sent a small group of runners to participate in Cal/Nevada Track & Field Championships on Saturday to gain some valuable experience.
Freshman Andres Lopez competed in the 3000-meter men's steeplechase finishing with a time of 10:26.86. Sophomore Laura Delgado ran the women's 3000-meter steeplechase in 12:01.77. Also, freshman Derek Weber participated in the 10,000 meters.
On March 24, multiple Lions finished in the top 10 of their races and set new personal records, while LMU got an individual victory and meet record at UC Irvine's Spring Break Invitational.
Sophomore Drew Dalton won the men's 3000-meter race with a time of 8:13.29, his new personal record, a new Spring Break Invitational record, and a new LMU record. Junior Tyre Johnson also set a new PR of 8:44.24, finishing sixth overall. The Lions had a pack of four runners finish eighth through eleventh. Sterling Lockert crossed the finish line at 8:49.78, Kevin Joerger finished in 8:51.39, Henry Jordan ran a time of 8:55.67 for a new personal-best, and junior Michael Carlone finished the pack with a time of 8:59.45. Dan Smith ran a time of 9:12.02 for 16th overall. Freshman Andres Lopez improved on his time from the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers by nearly five seconds, finishing in 9:16.82, 17th overall. Derek Weber ran a time of 9:43.22.
LMU finished with four runners in the top seven in the women's 3000m. Cassandra Salazar finished fourth overall, crossing the finish line in 10:07.41. Caroline Draper ran a time of 10:08.83 for fifth, Brieanna Delaney finished sixth with a time of 10:10.23, Brittnie Munoz came in at 10:11.48, beating her previous best by more than five seconds, for seventh place. Sophomore Kelly Shogren came in at 10:31.34, 12th overall, setting a new PR by more than 10 seconds. Laura Delgado finished 20th, in 10:53.48, also eclipsing her PR by more than 10 seconds. Michelle Hickerson ran a 11:03.17 for 22nd.
The Lions' participation at the meet began with Mike Evans competing in the men's 1500m. Evans finished in 4:12.37. In the men's 800m, senior Oran Arms ran a 1:56.74, second in his section, and 11th overall. Mike Evans ran a time of 2:03.07, which was 34th overall.