Lafayette Takes Part in Shamrock Invitational
March 19, 2012
CONWAY, S.C. -
The Lafayette men's and women's track team opened the outdoor season at the Shamrock Invitational hosted by Coastal Carolina. The men's squad, which registered four points, finished in 17th place of the twenty-two scoring teams.
Sophomore Chris Luna registered a personal best in the javelin with a throw of 212' 3", placing him fourth overall. His toss ranks fifth all-time in Lafayette history and qualified him for the IC4A Championships. Freshman Kevin Seery followed Luna, taking fifth in the event and eighth all-time in school history. His throw of 200' 7" qualified him for IC4A's and the 19 and Under U.S. Junior National Championships.
In the 100 meter dash senior Jerome Rudolph placed seventh in the finals after posting an IC4A qualifying time of 10.60.
Lafayette's 4x100 meter team comprised of David Robinson, Nick DeRosa, Nick Hepp and Rudolph crossed the line in 41.27, also an IC4A qualifying time.
On the women's side, senior Joelle Neilson jumped 18' 9 ¾" in the long jump, claiming third overall.
Sophomore Rachel Pena competed in the Campbell Invitational of the hammer throw, earning seventh with a personal best of 164' 1". Sophomore Allyx Hunsberger ranked third in the javelin, heaving the object 131' 10".
In the pole vault, sophomore Elise Buffington placed seventh in Flight A, clearing 11' 5 ¾". Junior Brooke Kohler finished first in the B flight, vaulting 10' 11 ¾".
Senior Erika Stasakova placed seventh in the steeplechase with a time of 11:27.59, running it for the first time in her career.
Lafayette returns to action when it hosts the 7-Way Meet at 11 a.m. on March 31.