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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

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The Oldest College Newspaper in Pennsylvania

The Lafayette

Track and Field

The track and field team warms up for its rivalry match against Lehigh last Saturday. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Track and field falls to Lehigh despite several impressive finishes

By Caroline McParland, Sports Editor February 3, 2023

This past Saturday, the track and field team faced Lehigh for a dual meet. Lehigh emerged victorious, taking the women’s competition 108.5-72.5 and the men’s 118-60. "This is a really big event,...

Track and field had several strong finishes on Friday in Staten Island before competing in Bethlehem on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Track and field sets personal records during weekend meets

By Fiona Cannon, Contributing Writer January 27, 2023

This past weekend, the Lafayette track and field team continued its indoor season, with some athletes competing at the NYC Gotham Cup on Friday and others competing at the Moravian University International...

Grace OMara was one of many Leopards who had a top-three finish. 
(Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Track and Field starts season with impressive showing at Bison Opener

By Luke Gutleber, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

The Lafayette track and field team kicked off its indoor season last Saturday at the Bison Opener hosted by Bucknell University. Talented Lafayette athletes from both men’s and women’s squads obtained...

Senior Bobby Oehrlein led the way for the Leopards, finishing just short of the school record. (Photo courtesy of GoLeopards)

Hartman, Oehrlein lead cross country at Mid-Atlantic Division Championships

By Andreas Pelekis, Contributing Writer November 18, 2022

Cloudy skies and cold conditions were in store as the Lafayette cross country team attended the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Meet. Held at Penn State University, the meet featured 27 teams throughout the...

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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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...

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