April 22, 2006
This Week on the Track - The Loyola Marymount men's and women's track teams will compete in the Triton Invitational in San Diego, Calif. this Saturday. For anyone wishing to come out and support the Lions, the meet takes place on April 22 and gets underway at 11:10 a.m. PST on Saturday. Directions to the meet can be found here.
A Look at the Competition - The Lions will once again be facing strong competition from teams around Southern California and the nation. Some of the teams include Arizona, UC San Diego, USC, and UCLA.
For the Lion Men - A total of seven men will be competing in three individual events.
For the Lion Women - A total of two women will be competing in one individual event.
An event schedule with participating Lion athletes can be found by clicking here.
Last Time on the Track - The Loyola Marymount women's track team took two athletes to compete against strong competition at the Mt. SAC Relays. Both Laura Mickelson and Sara Mickelson competed in the university/open heat of 5000m Thursday afternoon in extreme temperatures, which reached 87 degrees.
With the pack settling on an easy pace, Mickelson and Mickelson took control of the race and worked together in order to ensure an honest pace. After alternating pace-setting duties for the first eight laps of the race, Laura Mickelson began to pull away finishing in a stellar time of 17:00:25 to take the heat victory by over 30 seconds. Her time was just shy of the NCAA regional qualifier and the 16:57.69 school-record she set two weeks earlier at the Stanford Invitational. Sara Mickelson finished strong, running 17:40.62 to take fifth place in the heat.
Last Year - The Lions will be competing in the Triton Invitational for the first time.