By Daniel Cross Sports Information Graduate Intern
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. --- California Baptist University
started off another season of distance track competition Saturday at the
Westmont Sunshine Invitational and is making its way toward national success.
CBU entered both the men's and women's side of the distance
medley race (DMR), along with two men and two women in the 3000-meter race.
"I was really excited about how this meet went," said Head
Coach Ben Gall. "This is a really good start to the season and I am very
pleased with how our team performed."
The Lancer men ran a national A standard time 10:14.74 and
won the event beating out old GSAC rivals Westmont (10:20.64) and Vanguard
Mark Langworthy won the 3000-meter run with a time of
8:38.57, marking the first time since the program was reinstated that a Lancer
has won this event and received the national A standard time. Lancer Sergio
Rodriguez finished fifth with a time of 8:49.70.
There were 19 runners in the event.
Meanwhile, on the women's side, Jacquie Lutz finished fifth,
with a time of 10:47.56 in the 3000-meter run. Kayla Beaudoin ran an 11:09.77
finishing 10th. There were 14 runners in the event.
The CBU A team finished fifth with a time of 12:39.31, while
the CBU B team finished sixth with a time of 13:20.41 in the women's DMR.
"I'm excited to see what next week brings and how our team
goes out and performs," said Gall. "Today proved to be a good stepping stone
into the rest of the season."
The Lancers compete again next week at the Azusa Pacific
All-Comers, Saturday, Feb. 11.
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