Lions Finish Regular Season Strong In Last Meet Before WCC Championships
Men and Women Both Earn Third Place on Saturday in Sacramento
LMU men's cross country finished fifth in the team standings at the UC Riverside Invitational.
Shanahan Wins Women's Race
The Lion men and women race Saturday morning in Spokane at the 2015 WCC Championships.
Competed in six cross country races … Finished 14th with a time of 19:16.6 at the Mark Covert Classic (Sept. 3) … Ticked in at 23:18 to take 17th at the WCC Preview (Sept. 17) … Clocked in at 21:32.3 for 39th overall at the Bronco Invitational (Oct. 15) ... Recipient of the Jordan and Stella Olivar Memorial Endowed Scholarship.
In cross country... competed in six meets... ran three 5ks and three 6ks... lowered her 5k time each time she competed, culminating in a season best 18:10.0 at the Capital Cross Challenge (Oct. 3)... best 6k time was 21:56.4, set at the Santa Clara Invitational (Oct. 17)... placed 59th at the West Coast Conference Championships in 23:47.6.
Three-sport athlete at Mt. Carmel High School...competed in cross country, track and soccer... four-year letterwinner in cross country... 2014 CIF Champions... 2014 first team All-CIF... 2014 D-2 Palomar League champions... 2014 team MVP... 2014 San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic selection... track team MVP in 2014 and 2015... lettered four years in soccer... three-time team captain... earned the team's Most Inspirational award from 2011-14... National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar... National Honor Society... California Scholarship Federation... AP Scholar with Distinction... 2014-15 Mt. Carmel High School Female Athlete of the Year... 2014-15 Mt. Carmel High School Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Elena Noelle Garcia was born Dec. 25, 1996 in La Jolla, Calif.... parents are Thomas and Mari Garcia... has one older sister, Nicole... volunteered for the Friendship Club and Link Crew at Mt. Carmel High School... Business AIMS major at LMU.
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