Two School Records Set at Lafayette-Rider Winter Games
Feb. 10, 2013
NEW YORK, N.Y. –Lafayette and Rider met at their annual Winter Games at the Armory in NYC on Friday.
Junior Elise Buffinton continued her record-setting season, and broke her own school record for the fourth time this season. Buffinton jumped 12’ 9 ½” to win the event. Her jump broke her previous personal record by four inches. She is currently ranked in the top six on the ECAC list.
Freshman Devin Smith also kept her successful season rolling by breaking the school record in the 200m. Smith ran 25.14 to break Kelly Clyde’s ’11 record of 25.43.
Smith also anchored the winning 4x400m relay team, which ran 3:52.99. Other members included freshman Erin Keen, and seniors Chelsea Marone and Megan Matusky. Their time is currently fifth all-time in school history.
Rachel Pena posted another top performance for the Leopards. The junior placed second in the 20lb weight throw with a toss of 56’ ½”.
Sophomore Grace Watters also had a solid performance in New York. She placed sixth in the 1000m with a personal best time of 2:58.25. The time is third all-time in school history.
On the men’s side, Chris Parker posted another solid showing. The senior finished second in the 1000m with a time of 2:30.34.
Hepp also finished fourth in the 400m with a personal best time of 49.74.
Bobb added a fourth place finish in the long jump, with a distance of 21’ 5 ½ “.
Other solid Lafayette performances came from sophomore Juannell Riley in the 35lb weight thrown (sixth place, 50’ 4 ¾”) and junior David Robinson in the 60m (fourth place, 7.20). Riley’s throw was a personal best.
Next up for the Leopards is the Patriot League Championship on Feb. 15. The meet will take place at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and start at 12 p.m.
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