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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,... 

Kevin Brousard brings home the gold

Kevin Brousard, a member of the track and field team, earned gold medals in both the shotput and discus at the International Blind Sports Federation World Games in Turkey. The junior radio broadcasting major and San Clemente native believes discus is his best event. / photo by Allison Lavelle Lauren Creiman LV Life Editor Kevin Brousard brought home gold medals in both the shotput and discus events... 

Soaring over hurdles

Soaring over hurdles
Senior DeAntwann Johnson took second place in the 110 meter hurdles at the SCIAC Track and Field Championships, held at Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday. Johnson, a movement and sports science major in his first year on the track team, is a transfer student from Long Beach City College and was excited to place in the meet. / photo by Candice Salazar  Read More →

Leos begin sprint to SCIAC finish

Leos begin sprint to SCIAC finish
La Verne’s Jared Manke, a junior, runs the 100 meter dash at the Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday. After several false starts by other runners, Manke, who finished in 11.64 seconds, ran the 100 meters instead of his usual event, the pole vault. / photo by Warren Bessant Cheryl Regan Staff Writer The men’s and women’s track teams took part in the 25th annual Pomona-Pitzer Invita­tional... 

Track athletes make mark at Cal-Nevada meet

Track athletes make mark at Cal-Nevada meet
University of La Verne sophomore Andrew Connell sprints the last leg of the 4x100 meter relay against Whittier, UC Irvine and Cal State Bakersfield. Connell and his relay team of Marcus Fortugno, Chancise Watkins and Paul Turner finished in 42.18 seconds to finish sixth in the race. The Leopards finished ninth overall at the California-Nevada State Championship meet last weekend with 36 team points.... 

Leopards hope for a winning spring

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the new semester around the corner, students are curious to see what is in store for the 2011 spring sports season. Seven of ULV’s athletic programs will begin regular season play – meaning a fresh opportunity for success in each respective program. All sports ranging from softball, baseball and golf – to women’s tennis, water polo and track and field will... 

Track damage sidelines competition

Track damage sidelines competition
Pat Widolff, professor of movement and sport sciences, commented that the track does not just look bad but poses an injury risk to all people using the track. Once the original First Street, it is now covered by the southwestern part of the track in Ortmayer Stadium. It has acquired drainage problems making it unusable for track events. Additionally the installation of the new surface on the track... 
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