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Seven Top-Five Finishes Highlight Busy Weekend for T&F

Feb. 4, 2018

Villanova Invite Results
DeSchirver Invitational Results

– The Lafayette men’s and women’s track and field teams took part in the Villanova Invite and the DeSchriver Invitational on Saturday.

Villanova Invite

The Leopards’ contingent at the Villanova Invite had a strong showing, claiming two top-five finishes. Senior Alexa Kwapinski claimed fourth in the 1000m run, rounding the track in 3:01.42. Gabi Galletta earned a fourth place finish in the 3000m, setting a new personal-record with a time of 10:04.53. Galletta’s time shifted Lafayette’s record books as well, as the freshman now sits third all-time in the indoor 3000m.

Caroline Harmon grabbed a top-20 finish in the mile, crossing the finish line with a PR of 5:09.91. The junior now sits ninth all time in Lafayette history. Elizabeth Harmon rounded out the top-20 in the mile, finishing in 5:11.04.

DeSchirver Invitational

Amy Hewlett earned the top overall finish for the Leopards, winning the 800m run with a time of 2:19.76. Crosby Spiess was hot on Hewlett’s heels, coming in second behind her teammate with a time of 2:19.88.

Emily Becker finished third in the 1000m, rounding the track in 3:06.39, while Liv Palma grabbed fifth place with a time of 3:08.68. Sophia Sharpless set a PR in the 200m dash, crossing the finish line in 27.36, which was good for ninth place. Ainsley Jacobs earned a top-10 finish in the mile, running the race in 5:40.04.



On the men’s side, Mark DiPaola earned a top-five finish in the mile, finishing in 4:34.09. Anthony Thomas earned a top-ten finish in the 3000m, grabbing eighth with a time of 9:20.39.

The Leopards are back in action on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Fast Track National Invite.