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Leos mourn Will Darity

Leos mourn Will Darity
Will Darity chats with inductee Liz Lucsko at the 2009 Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Darity, the University’s sports information director, died suddenly Wednesday at the age of 43. / file photo by Rafael Anguiano Kristina Bugante Arts Editor Sports Information Director Will Darity died Wednesday morning in Pasadena of a heart attack. He was 43. For 18 years Mr. Darity served many roles... 

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 →

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... 

Ortmayer Stadium to get new look

Ortmayer Stadium to get new look
Construction on the football field moves along with the input of the cooling system. Pipes buried beneath the field cool the artificial turf when it gets too hot. On Tuesday, the contractor Byrom-Davey worked to cover the piles of dirt and rock with tarps to protect them from rain and mud. / photo by Zachary Horton Christian Orozco Sports Editor The $4 million project of refurbishing Ortmayer Stadium... 

Kicking up dirt at Ortmayer Stadium

Kicking up dirt at Ortmayer Stadium
Demolition on the Ortmayer Stadium track and field began Monday. The stadium was constructed in 1990 and first used for the 1991 football season. At the time it was considered one of the premier track and field facilities in the Inland Valley. However, La Verne has not hosted a track meet in the past four years because of the track’s poor condition. The new complex will include an artificial turf... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

News Briefs

Faculty Lecture Series Valerie Jordan’s lecture, originally scheduled for Monday, “State-by-State Varia­tions in Mental Health Regu­lations,” has been postponed. The next lecture will be held at 12:03 p.m. on Nov. 22 in the President’s Dining Room. Ian Lising will present, “Across the House: The Art and Science of World Universities Champion­ship Debating.” Javelin Throwers Can you... 
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