(Baton Rouge, La.) Loyola University New Orleans set four school records at the LSU Twilight Invitational on Friday at the LSU Field House.
The squad was able to take down four more school records after having five records fall last weekend at the Samford Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama.
Christina Guzman set a school record in the shot put by throwing 33’ 5” on her first attempt of the meet. The distance was nearly five feet further than the 28’ 7” mark by Harley Augustine which was the previous record.
Annie Hills ran a mile time of 5:33 which was six seconds short of the school record she set last weekend at the Samford Invitational.
Elizabeth Geinger set a personal best time in the 3000 meter run by running 11:21.85 a mark that was just two seconds shy of the school record.
The women’s 4x400 team was a second short of setting a school record with a time of 4:26.08 coming just set of the 4:25 record set in 2010. This year’s 400 team consisted of Augustine, Candace Johnson, Emma Larson, and Denise Powell.
On the men’s side, Paul Freese set a new school record by running a 4:39.74 time in the mile which best the previous school record of 5:00 set by Kenny Tsao in February 2010.
Claude Nelson also took down a school mark by running a 7.37 second 60 meter dash. The previous record was held by Alex Hall with a time of 7.68.
The men’s 4x400 team was also able to down a school record as Mario Ramirez, Nelson, Piero Ramirez, and William Maye finished the event in 3:37.86 which bested the previous school mark of 3:45 set in 2010.
Jonathan Malbrue and Henry Gerbracht finished 10th and 11th in the men’s 3,000 meter with times of 9:50 and 9:53 respectively. Carlos Flores finished with a 28’ 11” inch throw in the shot put event for the Wolf Pack field team.
Head Coach Andy Canegitta said, “I’m very proud of our student-athletes, they went out and competed and have dropped nine records in the first two meets. I think this is just the beginning of an exciting Loyola track season.”