If his father was not
in attendance to offer his words of advice last Friday at the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
(SCIAC) Track and Field Championships, who knows what Adam Hayes would have
done after recording a new personal record in the discus.
On Monday inside Gilbert Arena student-athletes
representing each of Cal Lutheran's 19 programs were recognized for their
achievements throughout the 2010-11 season at the annual end of the year
gathering put together by members of both the CLU athletics department and
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.
It started in a little room in the humanities building. It eventually
moved to the Lundring Events Center, where everyone assumed it would
remain for many years.
But the numbers just kept increasing, so this year's Cal Lutheran
Scholar-Athlete Society induction banquet had to be held in the Gilbert
Sports and Fitness Center.
Members of the Cal Lutheran track and
field squads competed at the 2011 Occidental Invitational on Saturday in hopes
of improving its chances to qualify for the NCAA National Championship meet
later this month. The competition drew more than 950 athletes ranging in talent
from high school to Olympian caliber athletes.
The track and field all-Southern
California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) teams featured 29
members from Cal Lutheran, announced earlier today. Highlighting the CLU group
is Eric Flores who was named 2011 SCIAC Male Athlete of the Year.
Ray Ostrander of the men's cross
country and track and field teams, and Bobby Sanders from women's water polo
have been named the 2011 Cal Lutheran Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year. Both
have been members of the Scholar-Athlete Society each of their four years while
at Cal Lutheran.
Even though a number of solid performances were
recorded Saturday afternoon, both Cal Lutheran track and field teams finished
just short of their respective goals as the Regals and Kingsmen finished in
third and fourth place at the 2011 SCIAC Track and Field Championships.
Led by phenomenal efforts turned in by both the
Kingsmen and Regals throwers, both Cal Lutheran track teams are in great
position to make a run for the team title after the first day of competition at the
SCIAC Track and Field Championship.