April 7, 2012
EASTON, Pa. -
Jerome Rudolph set the school record in the 100 meter dash and qualified for the IC4A Championships by winning the 200 meter dash, but Lafayette lost to Lehigh in men's and women's competition in its dual meet at Metzgar Fields on Saturday afternoon.
Rudolph's 100 meter time of 10.42 put him ahead of Lafayette's other top three finishers Nick DeRosa (10.80) and David Robinson (10.80). All three times were IC4A qualifiers. Rudolph (21.22) finished the 200 meter dash ahead of DeRosa (21.40), who placed second and also met IC4A standards.
The group of Robinson, DeRosa, Hepp and Rudolph qualified for the IC4A's with a first-place time of 41.90.
Nick Hepp's time of 49.53 earned him first overall in the 400 meter dash, while Christopher Parker won the 800 meter run in 1:55.31. Bill Leonard was also victorious in the 400 meter hurdles, clocking in at 54.90.
In the field events, Nick Henderson qualified for the IC4A's in the pole vault, leaping 15' 9" and sophomore Mac Maguire won the hammer throw with a toss of 169'.
On the women's side, Rachel Pena's first place mark of 40' 9 ¾" was a new personal best for the sophomore.
Erika Stasakova took the top spot in the 3,000 meter steeplechase, crossing the line in 11:29.35. Lafayette's 4x400 meter relay team of Chelsea Marone, Megan Matusky, Kelly Senters and Adedayo Adu won the event in 3:58.75, more than 12 seconds faster than Lehigh's foursome.
Elise Buffinton's height of 10' 2 3/4" won her the pole vault, Joelle Neilson took the long jump with her 18' 5 ¼" leap and Brittany Powell (34' 4") was victorious in the triple jump.
Lafayette will compete in the Moravian College Coach P. Open on April 14 at 10 a.m.