Lions Look to Continue Good Run at Stanford

Tara Erdmann looks to win a third consecutive individual title this Saturday

Sept. 22, 2011

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The LMU Cross Country team is traveling to northern California for the Stanford Invitational at the Stanford University Golf Course this Saturday, Sept. 24. The men are scheduled to run the 8k race at 10:50 a.m., while the women, ranked 11th in the West region, will run the 6k race at 11:30 a.m. on Stanford’s grassy, rolling course.

This Week:
Stanford Invitational

Location: Stanford University Golf Course; Stanford, Calif.

Date: Saturday, Sept. 24

Times: 10:50 a.m. (PT) – Men’s Race; 11:30 a.m. (PT) – Women’s Race

Last Year’s Result: Men – 14th of 26; Women – 6th of 24

The Lions are coming off of back-to-back wins at the Asics Season Opener in Brea, Calif. and the UC Riverside Invitational last Saturday. In Riverside, the women’s team won the Invitational while a group of the men’s team won the Open race. Redshirt senior Tara Erdmann won the individual title in Riverside while setting a new course record, and a new LMU 6k record. Lions’ Brieanna Delaney, Veronica Wallington, Caroline Draper, Brittnie Munoz all set personal bests while the team held off second place UC Santa Barbara, 65-69. Coming off of two victories, the Lions head north to improve on last year’s performances.

Last year at Stanford, the women’s team finished sixth overall while the men’s team placed fourteenth. The Lions had two women in the top 10 with Tara Erdmann turned placing fourth overall and junior Sheree Shea placing eighth. Sophomore Weston Strum, who finished in the top 100 overall, led the men. Stanford’s men’s and women’s teams won the Invitational which featured top teams from conferences across the nation.



This year, the Stanford Invitational will draw some of the toughest competition in the U.S. The Lions will face host Stanford University, ranked first in the West region. Stanford’s men’s team is ranked third in the nation while its women’s team is ranked sixth. LMU will also face conference rivals Pepperdine, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, San Francisco and Santa Clara.

Check back at for the results of the meet.

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, which included more than 900 fans at the Sept. 10 game against Pepperdine in the Wells Fargo PCH Cup. Up next is the women's volleyball game against conference newcomer BYU on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. The game will feature special promotions, giveaways and honor the history of LMU athletics and LMU women's volleyball. For more information, visit

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