Jan. 31, 2008
EASTON, Pa. -
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The Lafayette track and field team travels the 15 miles to Bethlehem on Friday for a dual meet against rivals Lehigh at Rauch Field House on Goodman campus.
"It's a big rivalry," said associate head coach Michele Curcio. "It's a great step for these kids because there's something on the line for them. It will help them get ready for the Patriot League Championships."
Lafayette is coming off a successful weekend, where it competed at both the Bison Open & Multi and the Penn State Invitational. Four Leopards won individual events in Lewisburg last weekend. Sophomore Kyle Clayton set a school record in the men's heptathlon, scoring 4,769 to break the previous record by 455 points. Senior Kristin Kalinowski also took home first place in a multi event, winning the women's pentathlon with 914 points.
Junior Jessica Buzzell led a Lafayette sweep of the top three spots in the long jump with a distance of 17'4". Senior Emily Cholak and freshman Kerriann Borke followed suit, coming in second and third, respectively. In the throws, senior Pamela Glennon finished first in the women's shot put with a throw of 42' 3¼".
Freshman sprinter Janica Austin was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week after setting a school record in the 60-meter hurdles (8.72) and hitting the ECAC qualifying mark for the third time this season. Austin competed at the Penn State Invitational in University Park, Pa. on Jan. 25, where she finished 18th.
Throwers Ashley Harbin and Osasumwen Izevbigie also competed at the Penn State Invitational. Izevbigie finished eighth in the shot put and the weight throw. Harbin finished sixth in the weight throw, launching it a distance of 59' 10½".
The field events will begin on Friday at 6 p.m. with the men's pole vault. Track events will commence at 7:30 p.m., beginning with the women's one mile run.