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Track claws SCIAC championship

Track claws SCIAC championship
Freshman jumper Angelina Arreola competes during the women’s high jump final Saturday. She placed 14th in SCIAC, clearing a height of 1.47m. The women’s team won its first SCIAC Championship since 2005 with 162 points. The men’s team finished second with 149 points. / photo by Zachary Horton Karleigh Neff Staff Writer Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer The women’s track and field team won the Southern... 

Leopards prepare for SCIAC finals

Leopards prepare for SCIAC finals
Freshman Nasjua Palmer and junior Ebony Williams race to a third place finish in their heat at the women’s 4×100 relay at the 27th Annual Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field Invitational Saturday at Strehle Track in Claremont. The women’s team remains undefeated in SCIAC play. The next scheduled event for La Verne is today at the Bryan Clay Invitational in Azusa. / photo by Chelsea Knight Sydney... 

Leos continue to dominate SCIAC

Leos continue to dominate SCIAC
Freshman computer science and engineering major Matt Wheeler competed with four other teammates in the high jump Saturday against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Caltech at Ortmayer Stadium. He placed fourth with a height of 1.75m. The next track and field meet is the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational at 10 a.m. Saturday in Claremont. / photo by Nicole Ambrose Karleigh Neff Staff Writer La Verne’s Ortmayer Stadium... 

Track and field dominate in SCIAC opener

Track and field dominate in SCIAC opener
Junior Matt Rehder threw his javelin 179 feet and 5 inches, a personal record, placing him first in the javelin throw Saturday’s SCIAC Quad Meet at Pomona-Pitzer. The Leopards improved their conference standing to 2-0. The next conference track meet is March 23 at Redlands. / photo by Katherine Careaga Kat Simonelli Staff Writer The track and field teams had no trouble with their Southern California... 

La Verne finishes on top in first track invitational

La Verne finishes on top in first track invitational
Junior James Francis races to win his heat of the 110-meter hurdles during the La Verne Invitational meet Saturday at Ortmayer Stadium. Francis finished second with a time of 16.31. / photo by Zachary Horton Karleigh Neff Staff Writer La Verne’s track and field team raced to victory on Saturday, placing first in 17 events at the first invitational hosted by the Leopards. The La Verne Invitational... 

ULV leaps into new home with 14 first place finishes

ULV leaps into new home with 14 first place finishes
Freshman Paul Clark pole vaults on the newly remodeled Ortmayer Stadium. La Verne hosted its first track and field event in more than six years Saturday in a preseason dual meet against Biola and Cal State San Marcos. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Karleigh Neff Staff Writer It has been more than six years since a track and field event has taken place on the La Verne campus. On Saturday, La Verne’s track... 

Mike Sacoto finds peace in track

Mike Sacoto finds peace in track
Other than his life on the track, Mike Sacoto, senior movement and sports science major, enjoys drawing people and things around him. Sacoto hopes to attend graduate school at La Verne. He also aspires to continue as a track and field coach. / photo by Jessica Harsen Katie Madden Staff Writer Six months after graduating with his bachelor’s in movement and sports science, 25-year-old Michael Sacoto... 

New track season approaches

New track season approaches
With the track and field season officially starting in February, the coaching staff for track and field is preparing by ordering the necessary equipment for meets. / photo by Mitchell Aleman  Read More →

Sean Smith makes a quarter count

Sean Smith makes a quarter count
After bouncing around among several schools, it became apparent to 35-year-old Sean Smith that La Verne, with its small class sizes, was the place for him. Smith, who graduated in 1999 and got his MBA in 2001, returned this semester to compete in track and field. / photo by Brittney Slater-Shew Christian Orozco Sports Editor University of La Verne graduate Sean Smith has shown Leopard fans that age... 

Katie Yeager raises the bar

Katie Yeager raises the bar
Rather than walking or driving to school, sophomore Katie Yeager prefers to ride her long board. Yeager divides her time between classes, her Sigma Kappa sorority duties and pole vaulting for the track and field team. Yeager, who placed first in the pole vault at the SCIAC national championships, is currently ranked 19th nationally. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Amanda Nieto Arts Editor Katie Yeager... 
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