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Marcus Fortugno races to London

Marcus Fortugno races to London
Senior track 400 meter and 200 meter sprinter Marcus Fortugno is La Verne’s first-ever event champion in the 400 meter run at the California-Nevada State Championships. Fortugno ran the fastest quarter-mile time a year ago, 46.55 seconds, securing the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division III West Region Track Athlete of the Year. / photo by Cameron Barr Christian Orozco Sports... 

Track and field races to the finish

Track and field races to the finish
Freshman pole-vaulter Taylor Bernhard competes at the Occidental Invitational track meet Saturday. She successfully cleared a height of 10-10.75 feet, placing her 14th out of 23 athletes. The invitational was a non-scoring meet. / photo by Zachary Horton Robert Penalber Staff Writer The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at Saturday’s Occidental Invitational in hopes of improving... 

Turner jumps to 1st place

Turner jumps to 1st place
La Verne junior Paul Turner leaps for first place with a distance of 15.15 meters in the triple jump at the SCIAC Championships Saturday at Redlands. It was his second top finish in two years. Turner also took first place in the long jump with a distance of 7.58 meters. / photo by Zachary Horton  Read More →

Runner chases down school record

Runner chases down school record
Distance runner Andrea Arceo has been raising her own bar over the course of the season. In the steeplechase, child development major Arceo broke her own school record three times this season, with a winning time of 11:08.48 in her most recent race. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Christian Orozco Sports Editor With the success of the track and field team, many athletes are having outstanding seasons. One... 

Track and field races to the finish

Track and field races to the finish
Freshman Garrett Lee runs the 110-meter hurdles Saturday at the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field Invitational. Lee’s time was 17.16, placing him 26th in that event. The Leopards gave an impressive performance, in both the men’s and women’s events, at the non-scoring meet. The Leopards will now prepare for the SCIAC Championships hosted by Redlands. / photo by Katherine Careaga  Read More →

Paul Turner breaks school triple jump record

Paul Turner breaks school triple jump record
Junior track and field jumper and sprinter Paul Turner is an NCAA champion and was recognized as an NCAA all-American for his triple jump. Turner recently broke ULV’s triple jump record and was named SCIAC male athlete of the week for the week of Feb. 27 through March 4. One of Turner’s hobbies besides sports is playing piano. He practices in the Music Annex. / photo by Zachary Horton Danielle... 

La Verne leaves conference rivals in the dust

La Verne leaves conference rivals in the dust
Freshman Nick St. Clair placed second in the triple jump against Redlands and Whittier on Saturday with a jump of 13.04 meters. / photo by Cassandra Egan Christian Orozco Sports Editor It was a fruitful weekend for the men’s and women’s track and field teams as they won three of four total competitions at Occidental on Saturday. The men’s team destroyed Whittier with the score of 107-53, but... 

Leopards get the jump on competing schools

Leopards get the jump on competing schools
Sophomore Katie Yeager clears the 3.35 meter bar at the Pomona-Pitzer All-Comers track meet Saturday. Yeager’s leap took her to victory with a first place finish for women’s pole vault, beating five competing schools for the gold. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Danielle Navarro Staff Writer The Leopards arrived at Strehle Track Saturday morning with their energy and spirits high and acquired four event... 

Track, field to undergo renovation

Christian Orozco Staff Writer Ortmayer Stadium, including the football field and track, are scheduled to undergo a major facelift sometime in November, most likely sometime after the football season. However, the coaches affected by the renovations have different opinions about how the changes will impact recruiting. “Anything new is always fun to have,” football coach Chris Krich said. “The... 

Leopards head to NCAA track and field championships

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The La Verne men’s track and field team finished its season strong, taking third place in the Southern California Inter­collegiate Athletic Conference Championships with 100 points, 66 points behind first place Redlands. The women’s team came in fifth place with 63 points. Junior sprinter Marcus Fortugno not only claimed first place in the 200 and 400-meter dash,... 
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