La Verne’s track and field team raced to victory on Saturday, placing first in 17 events at the first invitational hosted by the Leopards.
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It has been more than six years since a track and field event has taken place on the La Verne campus. On Saturday, La Verne’s track and field team placed first in 14 events overall, hosting its first home meet since 2006 on the revamped Ortmayer Stadium.
Six months after graduating with his bachelor’s in movement and sports science, 25-year-old Michael Sacoto continues to have a large presence on campus both on and off the track.
After nine months of anticipation the refurbishment of Ortmayer Stadium is finally complete.
University of La Verne graduate Sean Smith has shown Leopard fans that age is nothing but a number, and has competed with some of the best shot put and discus throwers in SCIAC this track and field season.
Senior Marcus Fortugno has been leaving his competition in the dust for the past four years. He has made a mark in Leopard athletics and hopes to continue his running career even after graduation.
The men’s and women’s track and field teams competed at Saturday’s Occidental Invitational in hopes of improving their personal records weeks before heading to the NCAA Division III Championships.
La Verne junior Paul Turner leaps for first place with a distance of 15.15 meters in the triple jump at the SCIAC Championships Saturday at Redlands.
Freshman Garrett Lee runs the 110-meter hurdles Saturday at the Pomona-Pitzer Track and Field Invitational.
Breaking a school record is a sure way to make a name for yourself on campus, and that’s exactly what junior sprinter and jumper Paul Turner did last month.