January 21, 2019
By: Erica Rose
It’s been a tough stretch for the Lafayette Track and Field teams, when it comes to facing rival Lehigh. On the men’s side the Mountin Hawks hold a 25-20 lead over the Leopards for indoor, having won the last 5 meetings. On the women’s side Lafayette holds the indoor series lead 13-17-1, but in recent years it’s been all the Mountain Hawks who have won the last 10 meetings, and this weekend was no different.
Due to the inclement weather that was forecasted the meet was moved up in time on Saturday at Lehigh, but that didn’t seem to affect the home team. At the end of the day the men won by a score of 100-81. The women had a much easier time with the 107-63 victory.
Despite the team loss, the Leopards do have a lot to look forward to on the men’s side, as some of their young guys shined. Freshman Jordan Anderson won both the 60-meter and 200 meter finals. In the long jump finals, sophomore Brian Kaufmann took home first place, with a best jump of 6.86 meters. He came right back to win the triple jump finals as well, with a best jump of 13.60 meters. Sophomore Harrison Greenhill, and sophomore Sam Fishbein also won their events.
The Leopards only won two events on the women’s side thanks to junior Crosby Speiss, and freshman Jillian Warabak.
Lehigh secured the other 20 events, taking the top 3 spots in the 60-meter hurdles, and the 800-meter race for the women. The men also swept the top 3 spots in the 1,000-meter race, and the high jump.
For full results you can visit the team’s websites.