BETHLEHEM, Pa. – In the final meet before the Patriot League Championships next weekend, the Lehigh men’s track and field team will take part in the Lafayette/Rider Invitational at 5 p.m. Friday at the NYC Armory. The Mountain Hawks have put together some stellar performances this season and will look to continue that trend on Friday prior to the Championships next weekend in Lewisburg, Pa.
Along with Lafayette and Rider who are hosting the meet, Lehigh will competing against UMBC, UConn, Saint Joseph’s, Rhode Island, Delaware, Columbia and Rutgers.
Lehigh is coming off a pair of meets as the Mountain Hawks split up to compete in the New Balance Collegiate Invitational and the John Covert Classic.
At the Invitational, senior Stephen Rumizen placed 10th in the high jump with a distance of 2.04m. Senior Evan Flach finished 18th in the 3,000-meter run with a time of 8:28.40 while sophomore Sam Bernitt was 25th (8:36.82) and freshman Simon Voorhees was 27th (8:41.63).
The Mountain Hawks faced some incredible competition, including the top four teams in the nation in No. 1 Arkansas, No. 2 Florida, No. 3 LSU and No. 4 Texas.
At the 20th John Covert Classic, hosted by Lehigh, the Mountain Hawks’ bright spot came in the high jump where Lehigh took the top three spots. Freshman Adelou Adesida took first with a distance of 1.95m while senior Kyle Forrest took second and sophomore Patrick Ciez was third.
All of these meets are building up to the biggest meet of the season as starting at noon on Friday, February 17th and ending on Sunday, February 19th, Lehigh will compete in the Patriot League Championships in Lewisburg, Pa. The Mountain Hawks will look to improve upon their fourth place finish at last year’s Championships.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Track Events: Women then Men
5:25 60m Hurdles
5:50 60m Dash
9:45 4x400 Relay
5:00 Wt. Throw Women – Men to follow immediately
Shot Put Immediately following weight throw
5:00 Pole Vault (W)
Pole Vault (M) Immediately following women
5:30 Long Jump (M & W)
Triple Jump (M&W) Immediately to follow LJ
7:30 High Jump (M&W)