Track and Field

Rachel Pena '14

March 3, 2014

Rachel Pena ’14 Wins Patriot League Championship in Weight Throw

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English major Rachel Pena ’14 (Ridgefield Park, N.J.) won the weight throw at the Patriot League Championships last weekend, tossing the weight 18.87 meters and earning a place on the All-Patriot League First Team. She was also one of 11 track and field athletes named to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. To be eligible, a [...]

Hope McCorkle '98

September 14, 2012

Six Honorees Highlight Maroon Club Hall of Fame Class of 2012

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Two former student-athletes, one coach, and a trio of national championship teams will comprise the Maroon Club Hall of Fame Class of 2012. Ann Gold, Tom Kirchhoff ’93, Hope McCorkle ’98, and the 1896, 1921, and 1926 football national champions will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Nov. 16, 2012—the eve of the 148th [...]

Civil engineering major Cara Lyons '11 worked with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering, on a project looking at how designing a sustainable building impacts its cost. They put together a model that calculates the total cost of ownership of a building, taking into consideration the savings and added investment from using green technology during construction and throughout the overall life of a structure. Here they look at their work in a computer lab in Acopian Engineering Center.

June 21, 2012

13 Lafayette Teams Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards

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Thirteen of Lafayette’s 23 varsity teams have received 2011-12 NCAA Division I Academic Performance Program (APP) Public Recognition Awards. The NCAA is honoring 954 Division I teams for their high marks academically, based on their most recent multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR). These awards are given each year to teams scoring in the top 10 [...]

Joelle Neilson  '12 was named Field Performer of the Meet

February 28, 2012

Joelle Neilson ’12 Takes Patriot League Championships in Triple and Long Jump

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Joelle Neilson ’12 (Philadelphia, Pa.) took first place in both the triple and long jump at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships Feb. 17-19 at Bucknell University. She was named Female Field Performer of the Meet. Neilson, who was also Patriot League Champion in the triple jump during the 2010-11 outdoor track and [...]

Michael Thompson '12 earned a 4.0 GPA this past semester.

December 2, 2011

Alexandra Brannick ’12 and Michael Thompson ’12 Named 2011-12 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes

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The Lafayette College Maroon Club named Alexandra Brannick ’12 (Point Pleasant, N.J.) and Michael Thompson ’12 (Shokan, N.Y.) the 2011-12 Maroon Club Scholar-Athletes. The awards are presented annually to one male and one female student who display exemplary skills in the classroom and on the field of competition. A geology major and co-captain of the [...]

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September 28, 2011

Alana Taylor ’12 Discovers the Culture and People of Argentina

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Alana Taylor ’12 (Portland, Ore.) is a psychology major and a member of Lafayette’s Division I volleyball and track and field teams. She spent her spring semester studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I don’t know what you have heard about Buenos Aires, but it is one crazy city! Forget about New York being the city [...]

Joelle Neilson ’12 and Curt Allen ’79 at Clark Construction in Washington, D.C.

September 22, 2011

Joelle Neilson ’12 Explores Her Future Career at Clark Construction with Curt Allen ’79

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“Ever since I was a kid I had a fascination with drawing robots and building structures.  I love solving problems and getting that feeling of accomplishment after it is resolved.  It has always been a desire of mine to look back at a stadium, school, bridge, or even skyscraper and say, ‘I helped build that,’” [...]

Michael Thompson '12 earned a 4.0 GPA this past semester.

August 16, 2011

Track and Field Named to Division I All-Academic Teams

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The U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association honored the Lafayette men’s and women’s track and field teams for earning a cumulative grade-point average above 3.0 through the spring 2011 semester. “I’m extremely proud of both our teams being honored for their outstanding work in the classroom,” says head coach Julio Piazza. “They [...]

Vanessa Youngs '07

April 12, 2011

Vanessa Youngs ’07 Helps Manage the Big Apple Budget

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By Robert Bruce Slater As a budget analyst for the City of New York, Vanessa E. Youngs ‘07 has the opportunity to participate in policy decisions that can better the lives of city residents. “The most meaningful part of my work,” reports Youngs, “is the opportunity to participate in issues that have an actual impact in the neighborhoods [...]

Michael Thompson '12

April 5, 2011

Michael Thompson ’12 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

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Civil engineering major Michael Thompson ’12 (Shokan, N.Y.) has achieved national distinction as the recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship. Awarded for academic merit, the Goldwater is the premier undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering. Ross Moretti ’12 (Freehold, N.J.), a chemistry major, received honorable mention. Moretti plans to [...]