April 17, 2018
By: Erica Rose
The Muhlenberg men’s lacrosse team not only had perfect weather on Saturday, but an all around perfect day. Prior to the game the Mules honored their 5 seniors, and the underclassmen turned it into a day they would never forget. The win marked the 10th of the season, which tied the school record set by the 2008 team. The Mules also set school records for most goals in a Centennial Conference game, topping the 15 they scored against Swarthmore in 2008. The other was for most assists in a season (78) which are two more than the 2008 squad with four games still remaining.
The Mules who have been on quite a roll in their last two outings, scored 3 goals in the first three minutes and opened up a 9-2 halftime lead. They would go on to win 16-7.
The lacrosse team was not the only one to leave their mark over the weekend. The track and field teams were pretty impressive themselves. First, Junior Corey Mullins ran the 5,000 meters at Bucknell where he finished in 14:42.25. This broke the school record of 14:48.02 that had stood since 2009. Mullins took 17 seconds off his previous best of 14:59.33.
Most of Muhlenberg’s athletes spent the weekend at cross-town rival Moravian however, for the Coach P Invitational. It is here where Freshman Emily Mitchell broke the 12-year-old record in the long jump, finishing in eighth place at 17-5½. The old mark was 17-4. Mitchell also set a personal best in the triple jump, landing at 33-7½ to move from seventh to a tie for fourth on the Mules' all-time performance list.
Finally, Senior Michael Havkins tied the school record in the discus. Havkins' throw of 164-2 matched one of the oldest field records in the Muhlenberg book, set in 1976. This was good enough for a second-place finish.
Congrats to all of the athletes!