(New Orleans, La.) Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s track and field teams will head to Mobile, Alabama for the University of South Alabama Invitational on Saturday, April 12th. Field events will begin at 10 a.m. while the track races start at 11:30 a.m. at Jaguar Track on South Alabama’s campus.
Last weekend, the Pack broke four school records at the Mississippi College Twilight Invitational. Elizabeth Gienger set a 3000m steeplechase record while also winning the race with a time of 13.05.74, which is 11 seconds faster than the previous record.
Mike Corso set a school record with a time of 15:49.09 in the 5000m race last weekend. That mark smashed the previous school record of 16:08.61 which was set by Paul Freese last season. Freese will be racing in the 1500m race this weekend along with Corso, Patrick Gallagher, and Peyton Bock. Freese missed the school record in the 1500m race by .90 seconds in Clinton, Mississippi this past weekend as he had a 4:10.89 time.
Christian Lynch set the new school record in the long jump with a mark of 7.00m which was .46m or 16 inches further than the previous school mark which had stood since 1999.
Kennedi Henneberger will participate in the 800m after setting a personal best in the 1500m at the Mississippi College Twilight Invitational this past meet. Harley Augustine also set a personal best with a shot put distance of 9.04m.
Last year at the USA Invitational, the Pack broke three school records. Annie Hills set the women’s 1500m record with a mark of 4:59.75. Piero Ramirez surpassed Daniel Afanador’s time in the 400m race with a 51.64 time. The third school record was broken by the men’s 4x400m relay team. Claude Nelson, Piero Ramirez, Mario Ramirez, and Mark Robinson set the new school record with a 3.34.51 time on April 13th, 2013 at Jaguar Track.
Scheduled list of participants
Raquel Derganz Baker
Harley Augustine, Raquel Derganz Baker, Naja Cowan, Andrea-Channell Hampton, Maddie Guidry
Raquel Derganz Baker, Harley Augustine, Emma Larson, Andrea-Channell Hampton, Naja Cowan, Jessica Williams, Denise Powell
Anthony Parker, Justin Johnson, Christian Lynch, Vincent Manuel, Mark Robinson, Mario Ramirez
Justin Johnson, Vincent Manuel, Christian Lynch, Anthony Parker, Mario Ramirez, Toren Arnold