COSTA MESA, Calif. - The Golden State Athletic Conference has released the 2015 awards for men's and women's cross country. Vanguard was represented four times on the Scholar Athlete Teams. All of the Lions are first time winners.
IRVINE, Calif. - Both the men's and women's cross country teams from Vanguard University participated in their first meet of the year held by UC Irvine. The UCI Invitational saw 12 teams compete on the men's side and 15 for the women. Vanguard was one of three GSAC school to take part in the meet. The Lion men are ranked 23rd in the nation.
POMONA, Calif. - The Lion Track and Field teams traveled to the 30th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational hosted by Pomona College where 13 personal bests were recorded including four individuals who posted two each. Lauren Cooper recorded life time bests in the 100m (13.61) and hammer throw (104'10") while on the men's side Noah Eley (FR/Huntington Beach, CA) chalked up personal bests in the 200m (22.74) and 400m (51.02), Zach Allmon (FR/San Luis Obispo, CA) (JR/San Luis Obispo, CA) shot put (40'2.75") and triple jump (39'0.5"), and Zac Way (FR/Lakewood, CA) (JR/Lakewood, CA) javelin (147'4") and 110m hurdlers (21.75). Other personal bests were recorded by Lauren Soholt (SO/Riverside, CA) (JR/Riverside, CA) in the 5,000m (20:08.49), Daphni Kilgore (SR/Phoenix, AZ) 400m hurdles (76.11), Nathan Miramontes (FR/Fullerton, CA) (SO/Fullerton, CA) long jump (19'1.25"), Alex Alvarez (FR/Corona, CA) shot put (34'8.5") and Kerollos Makramalla (SO/Bellflower, CA) javelin (113'8"). The VU Men's 4x100m relay team raced to a season best time of 42.21 while finishing 4th overall and 1st among NAIA teams. The relay team was made up of Alec Duran (FR/La Verne, CA), Winston Lawson (JR/Santa Ana, CA) (FR/Santa Ana, CA), Daniel Alade (NA/Bakersfield, CA) (FR/Bakersfield, CA) and Quinton Alexander (SR/Las Vegas, NV).
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The Vanguard Lions Track and Field teams traveled up to Northern California last weekend to compete in the San Francisco State Invitational hosted on the Gators' home track. During the two-day meet, Zach Allmon (FR/San Luis Obispo, CA) (JR/San Luis Obispo, CA) (FR/San Luis Obispo, CA) (JR/San Luis Obispo, CA), Lydia Perrigo (FR/Hartsburg, MO), and Daphni Kilgore (SR/Phoenix, AZ) recorded personal records and three other season bests were established.
POINT LOMA, Calif. – Over the weekend, the Lions Track and Field Teams traveled down to the Point Loma Invitational where the men's team scored 159 points to place fifth and the women netted 78.5 points and slotted in ninth place.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Orange Coast College, the home training site of the Vanguard Track teams, hosted its annual meet which kicked off the Outdoor Track Season. The Lions had a great showing on the throwing side and with Daniel Alade (NA/Bakersfield, CA) (FR/Bakersfield, CA) on sprints while five members of the team are still at NAIA Indoor Nationals.