Track and field takes on the Patriot League

Junior Caroline Harmon was part of the fifth place women’s 4x800m relay team at the Patriot League Championship meet. Photo Courtesy of Athletic Communication

The Lafayette track and field team traveled to Lewisburg, Penn., last weekend to compete in the Patriot League Indoor Championship. The men’s team finished seventh overall and the women’s team finished ninth in the two-day Patriot League showdown. Many Leopards landed in the Lafayette record books and scored personal bests.

The 4×800 relay team, comprised of junior Amy Hewlett, junior Caroline Harmon, senior Alexa Kwapinski and sophomore Margaret Schiazza, finished fifth with a time of 9:10.21. This was enough to qualify them for the IC4A and ECAC indoor championship, which will be held at Boston University through the weekend of March 2.

The 4×400 relay, consisting of Hewlett, Charlotte Gacek, Crosby Spiess and Sophia Sharpless, earned a time of 4:03.70 and finished in eighth place.

Spiess finished 8th in the 400m dash with a time of 58.74 and Kwapinski finished eighth in the 1000m with a time of 2.59.29. 

Senior Morgan Nobles and freshman Ainsley Jacobs both earned personal bests in the 3000m, getting times of 10:43.78 and 11:01.89 respectively.

Freshmen Lizzie Harmon and Liv Palma also earned personal bests in the mile run, finishing at 5:06.88 and 5:20.50 respectively. Harmon’s time is now the seventh fastest time in Lafayette school history.

Hewlett also ran the ninth fastest 500m time in school history, getting a personal best of 1:17.82.

Senior Dave McGriff finished second in the weight throw with a distance of 18.59m. This will qualify him for the IC4A championship in early March.

In the heptathlon, both senior Sam Cutrone and sophomore Tyler Hubeny put in a strong showing. Cutrone finished fifth with a score of 4765 and Hubeny finished eighth with a score of 4649. These are now the second and fourth best scores in school history.

Freshmen Sam Fishbein finished fourth in the shot put with a distance of 15.43m. This was a personal best and eighth farthest in school history.

Sophomore Calvin Schneck earned a personal best in the 1000m, finishing eighth with a time of 2:32.66. In the 3000m, junior Mark DiPaola got a personal best, finishing at 9:06.16.

The 4x400m relay team of sophomore Justin Johnson, senior Brendan Caroll, senior Tyler Pressl and junior Jacob Hubertus finish fifth with a time of 3:25.85.

Disclaimer: Amy Hewlett is the sports editor of The Lafayette. She did not edit the content of this article. 

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