HS Track & Field: Linfield Christian sends 5 to the Bruin Legends of Track and Field Invitational at UCLA

The Lions will compete against College and High School Athletes from across the Country

DSC_0380Seven members of the Linfield Christian Track & Field team were selected to compete at UCLA this weekend in the 2016 Bruin Legends of Track and Field Invitational. The UCLA track and field team will host twelve Universities and several high school programs this weekend in 2 separate meets.

The Legends Distance Carnival will be held on Friday, April 1 while the Legends Invitational will take place on Saturday, April 2.  Along with Linfield Christian, teams from Kansas State, Cornell, UC Irvine, UC Davis, CS Fullerton, Nevada (w), Pepperdine, Cal Poly SLO, Minnesota (w), Gonzaga, UC Santa Barbara, Loyola Marymount, and UCLA will compete.

DSC_0430Linfield sends three girls to UCLA to compete this weekend. Junior Aarika Oeleis will run the 100 m Hurdles, senior Brianna Wilson the 800 and sophomore Marianna Arino will contend on the triple jump. All three girls are defending Ambassador league Champions.

“This is a great opportunity for these girls to challenge themselves against top level competition” said Linfield Track Coach Amber Young. “They all have goals of qualifying for CIF Finals and this is the type of meet that will help them prepare for CIF”

DSC_2364 Photo David Canales%2c Valley News SportsSenior sprinter Lorenzo Burns will compete in the 100 and 200m dashes and the long jump while junior Will Warner was selected to run the 800m. Seniors Kevin You and Andrew Doulames were the big men who compete in the Throws category. You will throw the shot put and Doulames was selected to toss the discus. Warner and Doulames are unable to compete this weekend due to conflicting schedules.DSC_0542

“Lorenzo and Kevin have consistently performed at the top of the Ambassador league in their events” added Young. “They will have a great opportunity to complete on a collegiate track in a “big meet” setting and prepare for CIF”.

urns has also been selected to compete in the prestigious Arcadia Invitational next week. He will run the 100 m and also participate in the long jump.

DSC_0664Arcadia is a nationally known meet and we have been talking about it within the Linfield track program for the last few years “said Young. “ I’m excited that Lorenzo has the opportunity to compete at the level in his senior year. He is the first Linfield Christian Lion track athlete to be accepted into this meet.”

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