July 26, 2011
EASTON, Pa. -
Members of the Lafayette football team participated in an Ironman Competition on Monday evening at Kirchoff Field, adjacent to Fisher Stadium. The participating student-athletes are concluding their summer workouts under the direction of Brad Potts, Lafayette Director of Sports Performance, and Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, Spencer Brown.
Potts and Brown led the timed competition during which the Leopards paired with a teammate and were sent through a series of obstacles. To start the event, the players completed a 20-yard prowler push, then began a farmer's carry with two 60-lb. dumbbells and raced toward midfield, where they were tasked with flipping a giant tire 10 more yards. The first leg of the race finished with a 30-yard backwards sled drag to the opposite end of the field. The players tagged their teammate, who raced to the other end of the field while completing the course in reverse order.
Free-safety Kyle Simmons '12 and tailback Marcellus Irving '14 combined for the best time among the participants, finishing in 1:35:51. The Leopards wrap up summer workouts on Thursday July 26, before preseason camp begins Aug. 7.