THE MOUNTAIN HAWKS ARE MAKING STRIDES

January 22, 2018
By: Erica Rose
Well it was just one week ago, when I was writing a blog on Lehigh junior Kaitlyn Toman and how she took back her school record on the pole vault. This weekend, she was right back at it, smashing her previous record by eight centimeters, clearing 3.75 meters. The jump landed her Lehigh’s Field Athlete of the Meet. But that isn’t where this story ends. As a team, the mountain hawks (track and field) had one heck of a weekend as well. The Lehigh women (and men, we will get to them) welcomed in rival Lafayette, riding a nine meet win streak dating back to 2009. But Saturday was one for the books. The track and field team came away with a dominating 119-61 win over the Leopards, which set a program record for the most points ever in the annual indoor dual meet against Lafayette. The Mountain Hawks won 14 of the meet’s 17 events. Senior Liayla Dickens, was named the Track Athlete of the meet with wins in the 60m and 200m dashes.
 
The men didn’t do too shabby either in the 45th annual indoor dual meet.  As a team Lehigh won 12 of the 17 events, sweeping 7 of them. This led to a 106-75 victory for the Mountain Hawks. While no records were broken on the men’s side, senior Trevor Knowles won three of the five events he participated in (60m hurdles, pole vault, and long jump) and tied the school record of 8.21 seconds in the hurdles. Several other athletes on both the men and women’s side had an impact on the day, for full details check out Lehigh’s website or just go see them in action! Their final home meet of the season is next Saturday!