Lafayette Track and Field Sends Three Athletes to NCAA East Regional

Go Leopards! Richard Jackson '05 won two gold medals in the 400m hurdles at the Patriot League outdoor championships in his career at Lafayette.
Richard Jackson '05 won two gold medals in the 400m hurdles at the Patriot League outdoor championships in his career at Lafayette.

May 30, 2005

NEW YORK, N.Y. (www.lafayette.edu) - Three Lafayette student-athletes competed at the NCAA East Regional Championship at Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island in New York on Memorial Day weekend.

Sophomore Tyler Jones earned an automatic bid into the East Regional in the discus at the Leopard Invitational in April. He threw 153-7 to place 24th in the competition. Jones was All-East at the IC4A Championships and won silver at the Patriot League Championships in the discus, while also placing in the top six in the shot put and the hammer.

Senior Richard Jackson (400m hurdles) and junior Jeffrey Sejour (triple jump) won Patriot League gold in their events on May 7 at Fisher Field to gain entry into the field. Jackson ran a time of 54.85 to place 29th after defending his league title in 54.06 seconds earlier in the month. Sejour, who won the Patriot League championship in the triple jump with a leap of 48-4, was 27th in the East with a distance of 46-6 ¾.

Jackson, Jones and Sejour led the Lafayette men to fourth place at the Patriot League Championships, finishing six points behind American and 16 ahead of Lehigh. Senior James Strada (100m dash) and freshman Thomas Blenk (110m hurdles) were both second in their respective events.

 

 

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