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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... 

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... 
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