Six First-Place Finishes Highlight Successful Men's Track and Field Outing at Leopard Invitational
April 19, 2003
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Seniors Ethan Blose and Herb Kennedy each scored a pair of first place finishes to lead the Lafayette men's track and field squad to six top finishes at the Leopard Invitational on Saturday.
Blose dominated the field in the discus and javelin with throws of 144'2 ½" and 205'9 ½" respectively, and added a fourth place finish in the shot put at 43'6 ½". Bloses 205'9 ½" in the javelin qualified the senior for the IC4A Championships and NCAA Regionals as well.
Sophomore Michael DeGregorio also scored for the Leopards in the shot put, finishing second at 46 feet even. DeGregorio added a third place finish in the hammer throw with a toss of 154'2 ½" and freshman Jonathan Rowe placed fourth at 147'11".
Like Blose in the field events, Kennedy owned the track. He led the field in the 200M in 21.60, and edged teammate James Strada in the 100M by .01. Kennedy crossed the finish line in 11.02 and Strada in 11.03.
Kristopher Carey also picked up first place honors in the 100M high hurdles in an even 15 seconds. The junior also placed fifth in the 200M in 22.40.
Colin McDonough was the fourth Leopard to strike gold. He crossed the finish line in the 1500M in 3:55.90. Teammate Matt Taverna finished third in 3:57.50.
McDonough also added a sixth place finish in the 800M in 1:57.87. Reginald Clay led the Leopards at that distance in 1:54.02 to finish second.
Senior Jon Apostoles took home third in the 400M in 48.84.
The Leopards return to the track at the historic Penn Relays at Franklin Field on April 24-26.