Women’s Indoor Track Makes Headway at Soka Indoor Qualifier

By Ellie Kindlund, for TMC Sports Information

February 14, 2015

Meet Results

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – On Valentine’s Day, The Master’s College women’s indoor track team traveled to Soka University for its second, and final, meet of the season.

Karis Frankian (Saugus, CA), Charity Schroeder (Palmdale, CA), and Amanda Nesheim (Stevenson Ranch, CA) kicked things off by posting impressive times in the mile event. Frankian took first place overall with a time of 5 minutes and 16.13 seconds. Schroeder, who finished fourth, ran a personal best at 5:31.04, while Nesheim finished at 5:58.29.

TMC’s Tess Thompson (Yucaipa, CA) finished the 60-meter dash with a personal best time of 8.6.

Thompson then went straight from the finish line to the high jump pit where she cleared the first bar at 1.32 meters (4’6”).

Thompson’s final event was the 200-meter dash, where she posted another personal best time of 28.76. Morgan Pedrick (Newhall, CA) followed, winning her heat of the 800-meter with 2:29.41.

In the 1000-meter, Pedrick took to the track and represented the Lady Mustangs well, joining Frankian in the ranks of Soka Indoor Qualifier overall champions. Pedrick posted a time of 3:03.65, nearly qualifying her at the B-standard for Indoor Nationals.

Commenting on Saturday’s performance, Lady Mustang head coach Zach Schroeder stated, “Today we saw great performances from every one of our girls. It’s exciting to see where we’re at this early in the season. Today’s marks will fuel the drive for competition moving forward and give our girls the confidence to continue their progression towards bigger and better marks.”

Looking ahead to February 28, both TMC’s men and women track teams will toe the line at the Rossi Relays in Claremont.