Track Women Geared Up For Northridge Invitational
March 11, 2011
MALIBU, Calif. – The Pepperdine women’s track and field team will compete at one of their biggest meets of the season this weekend, facing over 1,300 fellow university, junior college and open athletes at the Northridge Invitational.
Events begin Saturday morning at 8 a.m. with the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase and conclude at 6 p.m. with the second heat of the women’s 3K. Opposing schools include UCLA, Cal State Fullerton, Long Beach, Southern Utah, Cal State Bakersfield, Alaska-Anchorage and West Los Angeles.
The Waves will be represented in nine individual events stretching from the 100m through 3000m, and have teams competing in the 4x100, 4x200, 4x400 and 800m sprint medley relays.
“We’re going to be entering all our top sprinters in the relays – some traditional, some non-traditional – in hopes of breaking more of our school records,” head coach Robert Radnoti said. “Lauren Lodge will also be going after the varsity record in the 3K, and for everyone else we’re expecting to see personal or season bests.”
The current varsity record in the 3K is 10:04.01 set by Chelsea Wishard (Lawaii, Hawai’i/Kauai HS) at last year’s Northridge Invitational. Lodge (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton HS) entered this year holding school records in the 3K steeplechase (10:54.93) and with the distance medley relay (12:49.93), and last week at the North Florida Invitational set a new standard in the 5K (17:14.90).
Senior Aneka Myles (Victorville, Calif./Silverado HS) is Pepperdine’s lone entry in the field events, competing in both the shot put and discus.