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Track and Field

Lafayette found overall success at the Covert Classic last weekend. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Prebola sets javelin record at Penn Relays, Warabak places second at Covert Classic

Colleen McNamara, Staff Writer May 6, 2022

This weekend, the track and field team attended both the Men's Penn Relays in Philadelphia and the Covert Classic in Bethlehem, Pa. The weekend was highlighted on the men's side by senior Billy Prebola,...

Jopps track and field career at Lafayette came full-circle this past weekend as he placed first in the same Decathlon that he placed 11th in his freshman year. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Senior Oscar Jopp places first in three events to win Mondschein Multi Decathalon

Eric Ponieman, Contributing Writer April 22, 2022

With a total score of 5,814, senior Oscar Jopp of the track and field team outperformed the second-place finisher at the Mondschein Multi by nearly 600 points. Jopp's string play at the event meant he...

Senior Billy Prebola participating in the javelin this weekend, in which he finished sixth and achieved a personal best as well as a third-best mark in school history. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Track opens outdoor season with two IC4A qualifying finishes

Nicky Nathanson, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

This past weekend, the track and field team began their outdoor season with the Bob Davidson Invitational in High Point, N.C. The highlighted Lafayette performance came from senior Billy Prebola in the...

Lafayettes track and field team overcame setbacks with Covid during the season to participate at the Patriot League Indoor Championship. The mens team finished in seventh overall for the weekend. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Men take seventh, women eighth at Patriot League Indoor Championships

Eric Ponieman, Contributing Writer March 4, 2022

The track and field team’s indoor season culminated at Bucknell’s Gerhard Field House this past weekend, where ten schools convened for the Patriot League Championships. While the men placed seventh...

Senior Autumn Sands is currently having one of the best seasons in Lafayette cross country history as she breaks a 31-year-old record among other accolades. (Photo Courtesy of Autumn Sands 22)

Senior Autumn Sands breaks 31-year-old track and field record

Issy Bongiovanni, Staff Writer February 4, 2022

Two weeks ago, senior Autumn Sands was one of the select few from the track and field team to attend the Villanova University Open Invite. At the meet, Sands competed in the 3,000-meter run and finished...

Sophia Sharpless (second from right) with her coworkers in Baltimore, M.D. where Under Armour headquarters is located.(Photo courtesy of Sophia Sharpless 21)

Sophia Sharpless ’21 ran through countless sneakers—now she designs them

Caroline McParland, Sports Editor February 4, 2022

Right after graduation, Sophia Sharpless '21 found a career that is the perfect intersection of her college major and the sport she loves. At Lafayette, Sharpless majored in mechanical engineering and...

Senior Jordan Anderson was the only first place winner on the mens side as he jumps for the Leopards in their loss in the dual meet against Lehigh. (Photo courtesy of

Track falls to rival Lehigh in dual meet

Eric Ponieman, Contributing Writer February 4, 2022

The Leopards made the short trip over to Rauch Fieldhouse in Bethlehem on Saturday, Jan. 29 for their first dual meet of the season against rival Lehigh. The women's team fell to Lehigh 113-68 and the...

Lafayette student-athletes experience a relatively empty campus over winter break while preparing for their spring seasons. (Photo by Caroline Burns 22 for The Lafayette)

What it’s like to spend winter break on campus as a student-athlete

Eric Ponieman, Contributing Writer January 28, 2022

Most students view winter break as a time to unwind. After final exams, students take several weeks off to relax, refresh and recharge. For a select group, however, this period is cut short. The men’s...

Junior Solape Fakorede (pictured) participating in the weighted throw competition as the women finish in second and the men finish in 5th at the Moravian Invite last weekend. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Track and field have a strong showing at Moravian Invite

Caroline McParland, Sports editor January 28, 2022

The Lafayette track and field team continued their spring season last Saturday at the Moravian Indoor Invite. This was the team's fifth meet of the winter season. The women’s team finished in second...

Both the men’s and women’s teams sent three athletes to the event. (Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications).

Branch and Jacobs lead the Leopards at the IC4A/ECAC Championships

Drew Steiner May 21, 2021

The Lafayette track and field team finished their season this past weekend at the IC4A/ECAC Championships in Springfield, Mass, where senior Ainsley Jacobs earned All-East status with a fourth place finish...

Both teams finished in eighth place at the outdoor championships.
(Photo courtesy of Athletic Communications)

Track & field team breaks multiple school records at Patriot League Championships

Caroline McParland May 7, 2021

Last weekend was one for the record books for the Lafayette track and field team. Ten new times were entered into the school's All-Time Top 10 list, including two Lafayette records broken at the two-day...

Twins Portia (left) and Teasha (right) at the Lafayette-Lehigh meet in 2020. 
(Photo courtesy of Portia McKoy 22)

Same family, different schools: McKoy twins compete on track and field teams for Lafayette and Lehigh

Caroline McParland May 7, 2021

If you are a member of either community, it is likely you are familiar with the rivalry that has existed between Lafayette and Lehigh for as long as anyone can remember. Junior Portia McKoy certainly is.  McKoy...

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