COSTA MESA, Calif. - Gearing up for the 2016-2017 campaign, Vanguard University Cross Country and Track & Field has released their newest recruiting class to the Southern California campus. The 16 incoming athletes will join 14 returning members of the men's team and eight on the women's side.
The season begin in the Fall when the Cross Country squad heads up to running camp in Mammoth Lakes, CA from August 11th-18th before competing in their first official meet on Saturday, September 3rd at 8:00 a.m. They will take part in the Adidas U.C. Irvine Invitational on the UCI ARC Fields course.
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.
POMONA, Calif. – This Saturday, the Track and Field teams from Vanguard competed at the Carl Rossi Relays held at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and found success with freshman throwers and the men's distance relay. The teams were working on two objectives: tuning up for NAIA Indoor Nationals and springing forward to Outdoor Season for the rest of the squad.
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