Four Leopards Set Personal Records in First Event of 2013
Jan. 12, 2013
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”.
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.
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