Underclassmen Duo Leads LMU at USD Invite

Sept. 11, 2004

San Diego, Calif. - Freshman Kelly Yahr led the Loyola Marymount women with a top 10 finish at the University of San Diego Invitational Saturday morning. The women's squad took third in its second meet of the young season, while the men had the weekend off.

Yahr's 5K time of 21:48 was good for eighth place to lead all Lions. Sophomore Melani Hom was next, crossing the line 14th with a time of 22:29.

Rounding out the Lions' five were Lara Del Rio (23:13), Michelle Toapanta (23:45), and Megan Ritter (28:32).

The Lions, who took second in last weekend's Bronco Invitational, were able to enter five new runners this week thanks to a loaded roster.

Point Loma Nazarene won the team title with a 20:50 average. Cassandra Chavez, of USD, took the individual title after finishing in 19:36.

Both the men and women's squads return to action next Saturday at the San Diego State Aztec Invitational.


LMU Results
8. Kelly Yahr 21:48
14. Melani Hom 22:29
20. Lara Del Rio 23:13
24. Michelle Toapanta 23.45
33. Megan Ritter 28.32




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