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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Cross Country

Senior Bobby Oehrlein crests the steepest hill at the 2022 Patriot League Cross Country Championships, where he finished 11th. (Photo courtesy of Nina Koobatian 23)

Oehrlein leads way for Leopards at Patriot League Cross Country Championships

By Grace Sanborn, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

A cold, foggy morning turned into a beautiful day in Lewisburg, Pa. last Saturday just in time for the men’s and women’s cross country teams to compete in the Patriot League Championships at Bucknell...

Seniors Becky Hartman and Rachel Hurley lead the pack during the Lafayette-Lehigh dual meet womens race on Friday Sept. 16. Hartman went on to win the race.

Cross country team showcases up-and-coming talent despite loss to Lehigh

By Nicky Nathanson, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

In their second meet of the season, the Lafayette Cross Country teams headed to Bethlehem where they took on rival Lehigh this past weekend. The team has a brand new look, as they have added many freshmen...

The cross country team looks forward to a promising season with a talented and enthusiastic senior class.
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Cross country looks forward to rest of season after Bison Opener

By Allie Campanella, Contributing Writer September 9, 2022

The cross country team had their season opener at the Bison Opener in Lewisburg, PA last Friday, with the women and men's teams finishing second and third out of four teams, respectively. Senior Becky...

The Lafayette cross country teams led the athletic programs in team GPA for fall of 2021. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Lafayette student-athletes receive an average 3.28 GPA for fall 2021

By Caroline McParland, Sports editor January 28, 2022

Being a Division I athlete and a student can be even more difficult at a prestigious college. According to the 2021 Fall semester report, the overall student-athlete GPA at Lafayette was 3.28, with the...

Senior Brian Clayton (pictured) placed third out of 49 runners in the men’s individual 8k race. (Photo Courtesy of

Cross country attends Princeton Invitational and hosts the Leopard Invitational simultaneously

By Caroline McParland, Sports Editor October 22, 2021

The men's and women's cross country teams each sent six athletes to the Princeton Invitational while the remaining runners hosted the Leopard Invitational at the Metzgar Field Course this past Saturday....

The womens field hockey team started practicing when there was still snow and ice on the field. (Photo by Cole Jacobson 24)

Change of plans: Fall athletes thrown into unpredictable spring seasons

By Caroline McParland April 9, 2021

It's not unusual for college athletes to prepare their bodies and practice their skills year-round, and perhaps even play non-league games in their offseason. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the...

Teams playing both high-contact and contactless sports have experienced postponements and cancellations. (Photo by Kwasi Obeng-Dankwa 23)

Nearly one third of athletics teams experience postponements in the past three weeks

By Caroline McParland March 26, 2021

More than seven of Lafayette's 23 varsity athletics teams have been forced to postpone their matchups over the past few weeks, including football, men's and women's tennis, baseball and softball, men's...

The mens team takes off at the start of the race. (Photo Courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Cross Country concludes their season at NCAA Regionals

By Julia Owens November 17, 2017

The cross country season came to an end with the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional meet at Lehigh on Nov. 10. Both the men’s and the women’s teams competed, with the women finishing in the top 25 for the...

Cross Country team competes at the Patriot League Tournament (Photo by Amy Hewlett 19)

Three runners post personal bests as Cross Country competes Patriot League Championship

By Julia Owens November 3, 2017

The men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Patriot League Championship at Lehigh on Oct. 28, where three top finishers for the Leopards posted new personal records. The men’s team raced...

Running away with it: Lehigh bests Lafayette in dual cross country meet

By Matthew Benusa September 15, 2017

The women’s and men’s cross country team suffered a tough loss to Lehigh last week by scores of 15-50 and 16-47, respectively. Two Leopards on the women’s team, juniors Caroline Harmon and Emily...

New cross country assistant coach Michael DuPaul (Photo by Emma D Westgard 21)

Back on track: Cross country adds two assistant coaches

By Hannah Greaves September 15, 2017

Michele Curcio, the head coach of Lafayette’s cross country and track team, has added two coaches to her staff: Michael Scott and Michael DuPaul. Scott ran for the track and field program at Missouri...

Cross country coach with murky history departs

By Ian Morse May 5, 2017

Cross country assistant coach Christopher Straub left his position, the college confirmed this week. A new track and field coach will be hired before the next season begins in the fall, Vice President...

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