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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.
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 and field team placed first in 14 events overall, hosting its first home meet since 2006 on the revamped Ortmayer Stadium.
After nine months of anticipation the refurbishment of Ortmayer Stadium is finally complete.
The sophomore anthropology major has been pole vaulting for five years and is this year’s Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference champion in the event.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at Saturday’s Occidental Invitational in hopes of improving their personal records weeks before heading to the NCAA Division III Championships.
One shining star on the women’s track and field team is junior distance runner Andrea Arceo, who broke the La Verne steeplechase record three times this season with her best time being 11:08.48.
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 Leopards arrived at Strehle Track Saturday morning with their energy and spirits high and acquired four event wins at Pomona-Pitzer’s All-Corners meet Saturday.
The men’s track and field team finished its season strong, taking third place in the SCIAC Championships with 100 points, 66 points behind first place Redlands.
The men’s and women’s track teams took part in the 25th annual Pomona-Pitzer Invitational on Saturday where the men’s 4×400 team took first place, women’s 4×100 finished in fifth, and men’s 4×100 took third.