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Buffinton Named Field Athlete of the Week

Jan. 14, 2014

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EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette senior Elise Buffinton was named the Patriot League Female Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Buffinton won the pole vault at the Bucknell Mini Meet with a jump of 11' 9 3/4" (3.60 meters).

"It was a great early season performance for Elise. In an event known for inconsistency, she is one of the most consistent vaulters in the east." coach Michele Curcio said. "I know that she is looking forward to defending her Patriot League title and improving her school record."

The Lewisburg native qualified for the ECACs with her vault and looks to repeat in the event at this year's Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Leopards will compete in the NYU Saturday Night Shootout at the NYC Armory this weekend.