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Four Leopards Set Personal Records in First Event of 2013

Jan. 12, 2013

Golden Bear Invitational Results (PDF) 

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Five Lafayette throwers set personal records on Friday evening as they competed in the Golden Bear Invitational at Kutztown University.

Freshman thrower Sarah Talmadge (Newark, N.J./Mt. St. Dominic’s Academy) finished in 12th place in the weight throw while posting a personal-best of 38’ 4.75”. Fellow Leopard, senior Gwen Steckel (Slatington, Pa./Northern Lehigh), won the event with a personal-best throw of 50’ 5.5”.

Both women also competed in the shot put, registering fourth and third place finishes, respectively. Talmadge threw 37’ 2.25” and Steckel tossed for 37’ 10”.

Sophomore Juannell Riley (Bronx, N.Y./Bronx School of Science) posted an eighth place finish in the men’s weight throw with a personal best of 47; 11.25”. That throw beat out his former personal record by more than five feet.

Lafayette freshman Jon Passmore (Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg) competed in the shot put and the weight throw, finishing 12th in both events. His distance of 39’ 2.5” in the weight throw was his first and best result as a Leopard.

Seasoned veteran Mac Maguire (Atlanta, Ga./St. Pius X) rounded out the throwers competing for Lafayette. Maguire placed seventh in the shot put with a throw of 42’ 4.25”, and seventh in the weight throw with a personal best of 48’ 4”.

Overall, freshman Patrick Donahue finished in third place with 4,233 total points and sophomore Chris Castello fourth with a personal-best 4,196 points. Donohue won the High Jump portion of the event, leaping 6' 1 1/2", while Castello notched personal bests in five of his seven events. 

The Leopards have a quick turnaround, as their next event is this evening in New York City. Select members of the team will compete at the Armory Saturday Night Races.