Lafayette Women Triumph, Men Fall Just Short in Lehigh Dual
April 9, 2005
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette dominated the throwing events and the women's squad earned a 106-97 victory over Lehigh in a dual meet on Saturday. The Mountain Hawks scratched out a 103-100 win on the men's side.
The Leopards swept seven of the eight throwing events, with Michael DeGregorio claiming the men's hammer and shot put and Larissa Bellamy winning the women's discus and shot. Tyler Jones won the men's discus and Stephen Malloy triumphed in the javelin, while Jonathan Rowe was second in both the hammer and discus. Ashley Harbin won the women's hammer and placed second in the discus, and Lori Cooper won the javelin.
Daria Szkwarko reached a height of 10-6 to win the pole vault, and Emily Cholak claimed the triple jump title with a distance of 36-0 ¼. Jeffrey Sejour won the men's long jump (20-6 ½) and was second in the triple jump (42-11 ½) where he was just edged out by the Leopards' Stephen Ekema-Agbaw (43-6).
The Lafayette women held their own on the track, starting with the steeplechase where Frances Morro set the school record in 11:32.7 and Lindsay Bryant was second in 11:48.9. Vanessa Youngs swept the 100m and 200m dash (100 - 12.7, 200 - 25.93), and Meghan Baker (800 - 2:14.8) and Deborah Fink (400 hurdles - 1:04.24) were also individual winners. The 4x400m relay team bested Lehigh by 10 seconds.
Colin McDonough and Matthew Taverna were right at the 4:00 mark in the 1500m run, which was won by Robert Hampson of Lehigh in 3:54.3. James Strada won a tightly contested 100m dash, as the top four finishers were all clocked at 11.0 in a photo finish. Colin McDonough and Alex Wechsler came in first and second in the 800m, and Brian Vail was second at the 400m distance. The Leopard men won the 4x400m relay in 3:24.2.
Lafayette will return to action next weekend, with the throwers traveling to Charlottesville, Va. for the UVA Invitational and the runners making the trip to the Bison Outdoor Classic.