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Lafayette Completes Indoor Season at Patriot League Championships

Feb. 18, 2013

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Men's Results | Women's Results

-The Patriot League Indoor Track & Field Championships have come to a close with both the Lafayette men and women finishing in sixth place.

Junior Elise Buffinton won the women's Pole Vault event with a vault of 12' 3.5" and teammate, freshman Devin Smith ran the 400m Dash in a dead heat photo finish with a time of 57.32 to earn a share of the title. Buffinton and Smith both garnered All-Patriot League First Team honors.

Junior Rachel Pena and sophomore Brittany Powell were both named to the All-Patriot League Second Team. Pena finished second in the weight throw with a toss of 57' 8.5" and Powell placed second in the triple jump with a leap of 37' 10".

Senior Gwen Steckel also competed in the weight throw finishing in sixth place. Freshman Sarah Talmadge finished fifth in the shot put with a toss of 41' 1". In the high jump, sophomore Rachel Douglas took sixth place.

Smith also competed in the 200m Dash, finishing in fifth place. She was also a member of the 4x400 relay team that placed sixth and included freshmen Erin Keen and Casey O'Brien, as well as senior Chelsea Marone.

The women's 4x800 team placed sixth and included seniors Kelly Senters and Jennifer St. Onge, a junior, Hallie Farber and a sophomore, Grace Watters. Watters, Senters and Farber, along with sophomore Haley Langton took sixth in the distance medley for the Leopards.

Freshman Sally Trout ran the 60 meter hurdles in 9.35, good enough for a fourth-place finish.

Senior Christopher Parker had a strong showing in the 800 meter run with a third-place finish. Parker was also part of the 4x800 relay, helping classmates Will Volkmann and Dayne Mosconi, as well as freshman Matt McMurray, to a sixth place finish with a time of 7:52.09. In the distance medley, Parker, McMurray, Volkmann and junior Neil Franzese took sixth place.

The men's 4x400 meter relay team, consisting of seniors Nick Hepp and Ryan McVeigh, freshman Jarrel Bobb and junior Bill Leonard, finished fifth. Bobb also competed in the triple jump, finishing fifth with a jump of 45' 1.5".

In the men's heptathlon, freshman Patrick Donohue finished in fifth place. Donohue finished second in the High Jump portion and third in the Pole Vault. He garnered a fifth place finish in the 1000m Run. Sophomore Chris Castello finished eighth in the event with a third place finish in the shot put and fourth place in the high jump.

Next up for the team is IC4A and ECAC Championships in Boston, Mass., March 2 and 3.