Lions Head to Fullerton for the Titan Invitational
Preparing for next week's WCC Championships, LMU races in north Orange County
Oct. 20, 2011
LOS ANGELES - With only a little more than one week until the Lions' centennial meet at the WCC Championships, LMU heads out to Cal State Fullerton for a second time this season for the Titan Invitational.
This Week: Titan Invitational
Location: Fullerton, CA
Date: Friday, Oct. 21
Times: 5:00 p.m. - Women's 5k Race, 5:30 p.m. - Men's 8k Race
Last Year's Result: Women - 2nd, Men - 4th
LAST YEAR AT THE TITAN INVITATIONAL
The Lions' women placed 2nd as a team, while the men in came 4th. The women were led by juniors Jessica Mumaugh and Caroline Draper. Mumaugh ran an 18:06 in the 5k to place 11th overall. Draper had a season-best 18:14 to place 14th. The men were led by junior Greg Innes who ran 25:43 on the 8k course and placed 32nd overall.
The Titan Invitational will be held on Cal State Fullerton's campus. The course starts and finishes on Fullerton track. It loops around the campus' grass recreations fields and the concrete and asphalt pathways around the CSU Fullerton Sports Complex.
Competition for the Lions will be fierce and includes WCC rivals Pepperdine, in addition to UCLA men's team (ranked 20th in the nation, 4th in the West), Long Beach State's men (ranked 9th in the West) and women (ranked 9th in the West), and UC Santa Barbara's men (ranked 11th in the West), and women (ranked 15th in the West).
THE LIONS ARE ROARING
The Lions have had an impressive season. LMU Cross Country posted wins at the Asics Season Opener in Brea, Calif. the UC Riverside Invitational, and strong 5th place finishes at the Stanford Invitational. Last week, the Lions ran at the prestigious NCAA Pre-National Invitational where red-shirt senior Tara Erdmann finished 3rd overall while the teams competed well against strong competition from across the country.
Check back at LMULions.com for the results of the meet. Also, check out the LMU Cross Country interactive yearbook for more coverage of the program and this year's runners.
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.