Men Finish 3rd at Titan Invitational
LMU prepares for the WCC Championships with a successful run at Fullerton
Oct. 21, 2011
FULLERTON, Calif.- LMU Cross Country's men finished 3rd at the highly competitive Titan Invitational held on the campus on Cal State Fullerton. Sophomore Greg Innes and junior Michael Carlone led the Lions finishing within a second of each other for 39th and 40th place, respectively, in the 8k race. The Lions' women, who did not enter in the team competition, were led by sophomore Alyssa Bellia who finished 25th overall with a time of 18:24.2.
Innes set a season-best time with his finish of 25:52.1, while Carlone set a personal-best with his 25.52.9. Freshman Jonathan Miller ran a 26:04, a personal-best, to cross the line 45th overall. Red-shirt junior Phillip Benavides finished 55th with a 26:26 in the 8k. Freshman Andres Lopez rounded out the Lions scoring five with 26:40.2 for 64th overall. LMU finished ahead of WCC competitors Pepperdine and the University of San Diego in the invitational.
For the Lions women, sophomore Kelly Shogren finished 27th overall in the 5k inviational with a time of 18:25.3, a personal-best. Sophomore Laura Delgado ran a 19:15.9 to come in 56th followed by senior Marissa Diehl at 21:28.7.
Next Saturday, Oct. 29, the Lions will run at the WCC Championships. LMULions.com will have complete coverage of LMU Cross Country's centennial race.
CENTENNIAL SEASON: LMU is celebrating its Centennial in 2011-12 and athletics will honor the anniversary all season long. LMUat100 will feature a Centennial Game for each of the varsity programs. Up next are the Centennial Races for Cross Country at the WCC Championships and for Men's Crew versus UCLA, both to be held Saturday, Oct. 29. Next week, LMULions.com will feature stories of the rich history of each program in honor of the university's centennial.
For more information, visit LMULions.com/LMUat100.