Toren Arnold leads Loyola T&F at USA Invitational

Sat, 04/12/2014

Toren Arnold set a school record in the 800m for the 3rd time this year

(Mobile, Ala.) Toren Arnold set the 800m school record mark for the third time this season as the Loyola University New Orleans men’s and women’s track teams competed at the University of South Alabama Invitational on Saturday.

Toren Arnold raced the 800m in a school record 1:56.35 while finishing third in the race. Arnold broke the school record of 2:02 which Joe Kutner had held since 2002 in the Pack’s first outdoor meet this season. Arnold has surpassed that mark twice more including Saturday’s personal best mark.

Vincent Manuel topped five Wolf Pack competitors in the 200m race in his first competition of the year. His mark of 22.69 took 14th in the race, but topped Loyola’s Christian Lynch, Justin Johnson, Mark Robinson, and Mario Ramirez. Lynch finished with a mark of 22.71 in 15th place while Johnson finished in 19th with a 22.99 mark. Manuel was .01 seconds short of Johnson’s school record of 22.68 which was set at the Tulane Team Challenge.

Mike Corso clocked a time of 4:15.89 and took 13th place in the men’s 1500m race. That was just shy of Richard Bouckaert’s school record of 4:10 which has stood since 2004.

Christian Lynch followed his record setting long jump performance with a 6.93m distance. He set the school record last week at 7.00m.

Emma Larson set the top Wolf Pack time of the season in the 800m when she finished ninth on Saturday. She completed the race in 2:31.95.

The Pack track team will return to action on Friday, April 18th as they participate in the Southeastern Invitational in Hammond, Louisiana.

Results

Women

100m
Naja Cowan- 13.12- 11th

200m
Naja Cowan- 27.76- 14th

400m
Raquel Derganz Baker- 1:04.79- 11th

800m
Emma Larson- 2:31.95- 9th
Jessica Williams- 2:35.56- 11th

1500m
Julia Sweeney- 5:24.93- 11th
Denise Powell- 6:21.76- 16th

3000m
Elizabeth Gienger- 11:43.93- 11th
Francesca Vaccaro- 12:01.27- 15th
Ashleigh Sparks- DNF

Pole Vaule
Maddie Guidry- NH

Men

100m
Mark Robinson- 11.64- 18th

200m
Vincent Manuel- 22.69- 14th
Christian Lynch- 22.71- 15th
Justin Johnson- 22.99- 19th
Mark Robinson- 23.52- 21st
Mario Ramirez- 23.76- 23rd

400m
Piero Ramirez- 54.02- 15th

800m
Toren Arnold- 1:56.35- 3rd*

1500m
Mike Corso- 4:15.89- 13th
Paul Freese- 4-26.78- 22nd
Peyton Bock- 4:33.09- 23rd

3000m
Jonathan Malbrue- 9:51.46

4x100m Relay
Anthony Parker, Justin Johnson, Christian Lynch, Vincent Manuel- 44.45- 5th

Long Jump
Christian Lynch- 6.93m- 9th
Anthony Parker- 6.43m- 13th

Discus
Carlos Flores- 24.26m- 15th

Javelin
Anthony Parker- 34.31m- 12th

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