Athletes of the Week

Week of February 2, 2015

Ryan Perez

Track & Field

Despite heavy rains during the Sunshine Open at Westmont College on Saturday morning, junior harrier Ryan Perez broke the Cal Lutheran men’s track and field 3,000m record by clocking a 8:54.38 as one of two Kingsmen to finish under the previous mark of 9:02.71 set by Ray Ostrander in 2010. Perez’s time was more than a 27 second improvement from his mark a week ago in the season opener as he lowered his PR to 9:22.94 on the same track.    


Olivia Leyva

Softball

Olivia Leyva had a breakout weekend for the softball team, leading the Regals to their first two wins of the season with a sweep over No. 23 Redlands. The freshman from La Cañada, Calif. went 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in the opening 11-10 win over the Bulldogs and she continued her hot hitting going 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored in a 12-4, five inning, win to complete the sweep. On Saturday afternoon, Leyva had a hit and the lone RBI for CLU in a loss to Chapman. In three games over the weekend she finished 6-for-9 with five RBIs, four runs scored and a walk to push her season average to .421. Defensively, she manned the outfield grass, coming up with a putout in the first game against UR.