The College hosted the Lions Invitational on Friday, April 28, and Saturday, April 29. The Lions track and field team competed for two days at the TCNJ Track and Field Complex. Select members of the team also competed at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia on Friday, April 28.
At home, the hurdle events were highlighted by senior Jake Lindacher and freshman Daniel Pfluger. Lindacher placed fifth overall in the 110 meter hurdles, clocking in at 15.05. Pfluger also competed in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 56.39 and secured sixth place.
The Lions track and field teams competed in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University and the Widener Invitational at Widener University on Friday, April 21, and Saturday, April 22.
At Princeton, freshman Katie LaCapria competed in the 800-meter dash, clocking in at 2:13.32 for 38th place overall. LaCapria currently has the fastest 800-meter time in the New Jersey Athletic Conference and the 10th fastest among Division III runners in the nation.
The Lions track and field teams traveled to Widener University on Saturday, April 15, for the Chester Quarry Classic.
Sophomores Thomas Livecchi and Jack Wood highlighted the 800-meter dash. Livecchi came across the line in 1:55.56 to take sixth place, followed by Wood in eighth. Wood clocked in with a time of 1:55.92.
The women’s and men’s track and field teams hosted their first home meet of the season on Saturday, April 8. More than 60 universities and athletic clubs competed at the TCNJ Invitational.
In the 200-meter dash, freshman Samantha Gorman crossed the line in 25.84, finishing in fifth place. Junior Danielle Celestin also placed 12th overall. She clocked with a time of 26.40.
In a study conducted by Business First, a Buffalo-based publication owned by American City Business Journals Inc, the College was placed 32nd out of 499 four-year public institutions across the country. The study was designed to distinguish which public universities and colleges offer their students the best educational experiences. The study focused on public institutions because they generally offer the least expensive tuitions.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams took their talent to Williamsburg, Va., for the Colonial Relays hosted by William and Mary College from Friday, March 31, to Saturday, April 1. The Lions competed against a field of dominant Division I competition.
Senior Jake Lindacher placed 14th overall in the 110-meter hurdles, sprinting to a 15.74 finish. He returned in the 100-meter dash, clocking in at 11.72.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams started off on the right foot on Saturday, March 25, at their spring season opener, the Golden Rams Invitational at West Chester University.
The men put forth solid performances in the sprint events. Sophomores Thomas Livecchi and Nathan Osterhus dominated the 400-meter dash. Livecchi won the race with a top performance, clocking in at 50.10. Osterhus followed in fourth with a time of 50.62.
Two of the College’s own competed at the 2017 Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships on March 10. Senior Jake Lindacher and sophomore Noah Osterhus represented the Lions in their respective races at the Al B. Carius Track at North Central College in Naperville, Ill.
Lindacher raced in the preliminary heat for the 60-meter hurdles. Lindacher sprinted to a fourth-place finish, placing 11th overall.
The men’s and women’s track teams had numerous top performances at the Fastrack Last Chance and Tufts University meets in Staten Island, N.Y., and Boston, respectively.
At the Fastrack Last Chance Meet on Feb. 25 senior Andrew Tedeschi won his heat in the 300-meter run with a season best time of 8:47.85. In the 1000-meter race, senior Brandon Mazzarella placed sixth with a time of 2:34.78.
The men’s and women’s track and field team fought to runner-up finishes at the 2017 New Jersey Athletic Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Club in Staten Island, N.Y., on Feb. 20.
The men’s team finished in second place with a total of 145 points, 51 points ahead of third place Stockton University, but fell to Rowan University, who finished with 245 points.
The women’s and men’s track teams traveled to Boston to compete in the Boston University Valentine Invitational on Friday, Feb. 10. The Lions continued to impress at the Monmouth Winter Collegiate meet on Saturday, Feb. 11.
The lady Lions had a strong performance in the sprint events. Freshman Samantha Gorman clocked in at 58.69 and junior Jenna Ellenbacher finished in 1:00.49. The duo now hold the top two times in the New Jersey Athletic Conference.
The women’s and men’s track team competed on the night of Friday, Feb. 3, in their annual dual meet against Rider University. The Lions put forth a strong showing, but fell short to the Broncos.
Sophomore Erin Holzbaur took first place overall in the mile run with a time of 5:15.39. Junior Allison Fournier came in third with a time of 5:23.99.
The women’s and men’s track team had several strong performances on Friday, Jan. 27, and Saturday, Jan. 28, at Lehigh University’s John Covert Classic and Villanova Open, respectively.
On the men’s side, the Lions youth took the spotlight. Freshman Jake Dinnerman finished third place in the mile run with a time of 4:28.12. Dinnerman’s performance secured him the fastest mile time of the season thus far for the Lions. In freshman Cole Parsons’s first mile of the season, he crossed the line in 4:38.49.