Top Seven Finishes for the Lions
LMU women's cross country finishes 6th, men 7th at the 39th annual Stanford Invitational.
Sept. 29, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. -- LMU Cross Country represented the West Coast Conference well with great performances at the 39th annual Stanford Invitational, hosted by Stanford University, on Saturday. LMU's men set several personal records and season best times, resulting in a seventh-place finish at the prestigious meet. The women's team, led by senior Sheree Shea's who placed seventh overall, finished sixth in their race. Both teams recorded a top-two result of the WCC teams competing in the meet.
Weston Strum, who finished 38th overall with a time of 25:13 a season-best in the 8k for the junior, led LMU's men. Sophomore Michael Vorgitch ran the course in 25:32, resulting in the 52nd best time in the meet. Junior Drew Dalton finished one second behind Vorgitch at 25:33, for 53rd overall. Sophomore Daniel Gibson came in 62nd place with a time of 25:39, a season-best. Senior Sterling Lockert also recorded a season-best time of 25:44 for 71st overall.
The Lions' men finished 7th in the race of 29 teams representing multiple divisions and conferences across the west. LMU had the second place result amongst WCC teams with Santa Clara finishing 10th, Saint Mary's 12th, San Diego 23rd, and Pepperdine 27th. The University of San Francisco finished 4th overall. Stanford University won the meet.
Sheree Shea had a time of 20:59 in the 6k race, a season-best for the senior, which placed her 7th overall. Senior Cassandra Salazar had a time of 21:59 for 43rd overall. Freshman Kelli Sugimoto crossed the finish line at 22:05, 51st overall. Senior Caroline Draper was 58th overall, running the course in 22:13. Junior Brittnie Munoz had a time of 22:16, a season-best, for 65th .
LMU's women had the best result of the day amongst the WCC's participants. The Lions finished 6th in the field of 29 teams, besting WCC rivals San Francisco, who finished 12th, Santa Clara (19th), San Diego (20th), and Saint Mary's (23rd).
The hosts, Stanford University, won the meet.
The Lions are back in action next Saturday, Oct. 6, at the UC San Diego Triton Invitational.
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