West Coast Invite Concludes Regular Season for Track
LMU will run in the annual meet featuring West Coast Conference schools and host Williamette University.
May 11, 2012
LOS ANGELES -- LMU Track & Field concludes its regular reason schedule with a trip to Salem, Ore. for the West Coast Invitational. The meet features teams from the West Coast Conference and host Williamette University in the final showcase before the NCAA West Regionals.
Event: West Coast Invtational
LAST YEAR AT THE WEST COAST INVITE
In the same race, Sheree Shea ran the second-fastest 1500m of her life, just missing her personal record of 4:31.04 by placing eighth in 4:32.81. Cynthia Chaidez, running in her final collegiate race, posted a personal best of 4:42.31 to finish 11th. Making her 10k debut, Brieanna Delaney finished second among collegiate runners and third overall in 35:35.74. Her time is the 65th-fastest in the West Region this season, with the top 64 declared runners qualifying for the regionals. On the men's side, Johnson cruised to victory in the 10K by nearly 30 seconds, setting a new school record of 30:28.88, which tops his previous personal best of 30:42.51 run last month at the Mt. SAC Relays. His time is 79th-fastest in the West, giving him an outside chance of qualifying for the regionals.
In the men's 1500m, Drew Dalton set a new PR and ran the fifth-fastest time in LMU history at 3:53.87 to finish eighth in the race. Weston Strum was also in action, placing sixth in the 5K in 14:35.31.
Carlone ran a 9:39.69 in the 3k steeplechase, eclipsing his previous school record by nearly seven seconds, setting a new personal-record and finishing 10th in the race. In the same race, Andres Lopez, who holds the third-fastest time in LMU history in the 3k steeplechase, had a time of 10:27.84 for 13th.
A trio of Lions ran personal-bests in the 5000 meters. Weston Strum, running unattached, set a new personal-record with a time of 14:04.50 for a third place finish. Sophomore Dan Smith also established a new PR with a 15:48.41. Derek Weber rounded out the personal-bests with a time of 16:49.93.
Sophomore Laura Delgado finished 13th in the 3k steeplechase for a new PR with a time of 11:58.14.
Drew won the men's 3000-meter race with a time of 8:13.29, his new PR, 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.
The sophomore 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 February. 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 then PR with a time of 14:28.74.
RECORD SETTING SEASON FOR DRAPER
ARMS STRENGTHS IN 1500-METERS
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