Lafayette Co-hosts Invitational with Rider on Friday at Armory in New York
Feb. 14, 2008
EASTON, Pa. - Lafayette track and field will return to The Armory in New York, N.Y. for the third time this season to compete in its final meet before the Patriot League Championships on Feb. 22-24. The Leopards will co-host the meet with Rider University. About 20-25 teams are expected to attend.
The track and field team competed at The Armory on Feb. 8-9, when it took part in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. Freshman Janica Austin set two school records in the 60-meter hurdles (8.69) and 200-meter dash (25.51). She was recognized as this week's Patriot League Rookie of the Week. She is scheduled to run the 400-meter dash on Friday.
Senior thrower Ashley Harbin also received Patriot League accolades for her performance at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. She threw the 20-lb. weight a distance of 63' 8¾" to finish second in the competition. Harbin is not set to compete this weekend, however the Leopards have several other throwers who will appear at the Invitational, including junior Osasumwen Izevbigie who has qualified for ECACs in the shot put and the weight throw. Sophomore Connor McGee has qualified for IC4A competition in the shot put as well.
Senior Kristen Kalinowski will compete in the high jump on Friday after setting an indoor personal-best of 5' 5¼" to win the consolation event at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational. She has also set personal bests in the 55-meter hurdles and the pentathlon this season.
The invitational will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the women's 5,000-meter run and is scheduled to conclude at 10:30 p.m. with the final men's 4x400 relay.
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