The College's men's and women's cross country teams continued their strong start to the season with second place showings at the Connecticut College Invitational. This comes a week after the Lions' first meet, in which the men and women combined for six dual meet wins.
The College's men's and women's track and field teams posted six NCAA Division III provisional qualifying times, among other accomplishments, at Princeton University during the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
"Six qualifying times is very good for early in the season," head coach Steve Dolan said.
The College's outdoor track and field team started the new season Saturday at the Lafayette College Invitational.
The men's team won the competition with 143.3 points, while the women's team placed third with 119 points.
A number of first place finishes helped the men's team win the title.
The College battled it out against Rider University in the 2004 Mercer County Indoor Track and Field Duals at Lawrenceville School as both the women and men won with a score of 104-84 and 109-80, respectively.
This is the third year that the dual, an intense competition of old rivals, has taken place.
The Lions participated at the Haverford College Invitational on Friday, Oct. 24.
The event, held at Haverford College in Easton, Pa., focused on individual performance, and did not score overall team achievements.
The women's team entered the race 11th in the nation, moving up a position.
The College's men's and women's cross-country teams tested themselves against top talent at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University last Saturday.
Georgetown University captured both ends of the competition.
The Hoya women, ranked 10th in Division I (DI), posted 28 points to best the 32-team field of Division I, Division II (DII) and Division III (DIII) programs.
The Lions cross country team had incredible success at the New York Invitational held on Saturday in a field of 23 teams.
The meet was held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx.
The College's women's cross country team tied for first place.
The College's men's cross-country team ignited its season by taking first place in its fall opener and setting an individual course record. The women posted a third place finish at the Connecticut College Invitational at Harkness Memorial Park on Saturday.
The College's outdoor track and field teams had a number of top performers at the 2003 Lions' Invitational on Saturday, a non-team scored event.
In the shot put, freshman Bobbi Jo Leighty took second place with a mark of 11.74 meters. He also took 16th place in the hammer throw with a mark of 33.
The men's outdoor track and field team took second in a field of four teams at the Lehigh University Invitational while the women's outdoor track and field team took fourth place.
The invitational consisted of three Division I teams and the Division III Lions, who were able to win crucial events and break school records while competing at Lehigh.
The College's men's and women's outdoor track and field teams enjoyed successful trips to the 2003 University of Delaware Invitational last Saturday.
The men's team won the meet while the women finished fourth out of 13 competing schools.
Continuing their strong showings, the Lions held their own again with several Division I schools.
The College's outdoor track and field teams participated in the Sam Howell Invitational on Friday and Saturday at Princeton University and had several stellar performances.
Coach Steve Dolan was pleased with the teams' performances despite the inclement weather.