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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Cross Country

Junior Emil Arangala and sophomore Liz Borah led the mens and womens teams, respectively. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Cross country wraps up season at NCAA District Championships

By Fiona Cannon, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

The men's and women's cross country teams finished out their seasons this past weekend in Bethlehem as they competed in the NCAA District Championships. The race came after the women's team had a strong...

Junior Emil Arangala placed 40th at the Patriot League Championships. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Cross country teams compete at Patriot League Championships

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor November 3, 2023

The men’s and women’s cross country teams traveled to Colgate to compete in the Patriot League Championship last Saturday. The women finished sixth out of 10 teams, their best finish since the 2020-21...

Lafayette athletes are always busy between practice, competition and classwork. (Photos by Rick Smith and Hannah Ally for GoLeopards)

A day in the life of two student-athletes

By Jack Paradis, Contributing Writer October 6, 2023

Despite the fact that a quarter of the student body plays a Division I sport, many may not know what an average day looks like for student-athletes. Playing a sport takes up hours of the average student-athlete’s...

Sophomore Fran Dougherty sprints toward the finish line at the Lafayette-Lehigh Dual Meet earlier this season. (Photo by Rick Smith for GoLeopards)

Cross country teams offer middling performance at Lehigh

By Grace Sanborn, Assistant Sports Editor October 6, 2023

The men’s and women’s cross-country teams traveled to Lehigh for the Paul Short Invitational on Saturday. In their third and largest meet of the season so far, the women finished 59th out of 123 teams,...

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...

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