Lady Mustangs Meet Marks at Westmont Classic
March 29, 2014
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The women’s track and field team showed the effects of quality training at the Westmont Classic in warm and sunny conditions.
Senior Hannah Kellerman (Sartell, MN) led the way in the 1,500 meters, running just strides behind her personal best in a time of 4 minutes and 36 seconds, hitting the “A” standard in the process. The pack of Rachael Ingoldsby (St. John’s, FL), Karis Frankian (Saugus, CA), Katrina Graham (Riverside, CA), and Morgan Pedrick (Valencia, CA) ran strong races only seconds behind each other, running 4:43.76, 4:47, 5:01, and 5:01, respectively. Ayla Draper (Visalia, CA) ran the 100-meter hurdles with a personal best of 14.92 seconds, bagging the “B” standard.
Kellerman, Ingoldsby, Frankian, Pedrick, and Graham were back at it in the 800 meters, racing tactically in respectable times of 2:18, 2:23, 2:27, 2:27, and 2:27. Draper also competed in the 400-meter hurdles, hitting her second “B” standard in 1:04.04. Micayla Frankian (Saugus, CA) ran a personal best in the 5,000-meters, placing second with a time of 18:52. Charity Schroeder (Palmdale, CA), Hollie Larsen (Saugus, CA), and Jessica Hawley (Canyon Country, CA) trailed Frankian with times of 19:09, 20:00, and 22:20, respectively.
“Going into the 1,500-meters, we were specifically trying to set up the race to hit a national qualifying mark with me pacing them. Even though the marks weren’t hit, they came out and ran great races for debuts. Ultimately, we came into the race with energy and learned from our experiences. After today, they will be more set up for future races. I’m also excited and prepared to get after it at the Stanford next week,” remarked Kellerman.
The Lady Mustangs will compete at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational in two weeks on April 12.