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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... 

Ortmayer Stadium gets fresh look

Ortmayer Stadium gets fresh look
Remodeled with artificial turf, La Verne’s new football stadium has been open for football and soccer practice since mid-summer. With the opening of the new Ortmayer Stadium, the university will have one of the premiere stadiums in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The grand re-opening of the stadium will be at 5 p.m. Sept. 15. / photo by Hunter Cole Christian Orozco Sports... 

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... 

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 →
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