Lodge Breaks 1,500-Meter Record at UCSB
In breaking the school record, Lodge (
Pepperdine head coach Robert Radnoti said their battle was a major highlight.
“They traded the lead several times over the last 200 meters and it looked like either one of them would win at different times,” he said. “Each of them pushed the other to a faster time, and it was incredible for Lauren to post a 10-second personal record in her first college race. Her training has been going so well these first two months it will be exciting to see how much faster she can run through the rest of her freshmen season.”
Both men's and women's 3,000-meter races also produced some solid times and personal records for everyone competing. Conrad Wozniak (
Wozniak's time set a new school record that eclipsed current assistant coach Chris Ogle's 2008 milestone of 8:45.97.
Elizabeth Coe (
“The 3,000 was a good race for everyone,” Radnoti said. “They have been training so hard this season and it’s going to pay off big time. I know that many of our young runners are feeling tired as the work load has been probably more than they have ever done, but they are going to see great results and today was the start of something special for our distance runners. They should all feel good about their performances.”
In the sprint events, Brittany Clark (Laguna Beach, Calif./Laguna Beach HS), Amanda Ajdari (Valencia, Calif./Hart HS) and Bridgette Walker (Oak Harbor, Wash./Oak Harbor HS) placed second, third and fourth in the 100-meter dash with times of 12.94, 12.98 and 13.00, respectively.
Ajdari went on to take third in the 200-meter dash at 26.69.
In the field, Aneka Myles (
Pepperdine competes at home this coming Saturday, Feb. 28 for the West Coast Track Challenge, featuring Loyola Marymount and
Next Sunday, the track and field program travels to