Loyola track looks to break more records at USA Invitational

Fri, 04/11/2014

Mike Corso will race in the 1500m after setting a school record last weekend

(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

Women

100m
Naja Cowan

200m
Andrea-Channell Hampton
Naja Cowan

400m
Harley Augustine
Raquel Derganz Baker

800m
Kennedi Henneberger
Emma Larson
Jessica Williams

1500m
Denise Powell
Julia Sweeney

3000m
Francesca Vaccaro
Elizabeth Gienger
Ashleigh Sparks

4x100m Relay
Harley Augustine, Raquel Derganz Baker, Naja Cowan, Andrea-Channell Hampton, Maddie Guidry

4x400m Relay
Raquel Derganz Baker, Harley Augustine, Emma Larson, Andrea-Channell Hampton, Naja Cowan, Jessica Williams, Denise Powell

High Jump
Harley Augustine

Pole Vaule
Maddie Guidry

Shot Put
Harley Augustine

Javelin
Jacquelyn Gross

Men

100m
Mark Robinson

200m
Justin Johnson
Christian Lynch
Vincent Manuel
Mario Ramirez
Mark Robinson

400m
Mario Ramirez
Piero Ramirez

800m
Toren Arnold

1500m
Mike Corso
Paul Freese
Patrick Gallagher
Peyton Bock

3000m
Jonathan Malbrue
Henry Gerbracht
Alexander Morano

400m Hurdles
Toren Arnold

4x100m Relay
Anthony Parker, Justin Johnson, Christian Lynch, Vincent Manuel, Mark Robinson, Mario Ramirez

4x400m Relay
Justin Johnson, Vincent Manuel, Christian Lynch, Anthony Parker, Mario Ramirez, Toren Arnold

Long Jump
Christian Lynch
Anthony Parker

Shot Put
Carlos Flores

Discus
Carlos Flores

Javelin
Anthony Parker

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