Lehigh set to compete in pair of weekend meets
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh men's track and field teams will compete in two meets over the weekend. Part of the team will participate in the Winthrop Invitational in Winthrop, SC on Friday and Saturday. And then on Sunday, the other part of the team will compete in the Lafayette 7 Way Invitational. The meets will be Lehigh’s second and third events of the outdoor season.
Lehigh is coming off a solid showing at the Big 5 Invite in Philadelphia as a pair of Mountain Hawks won individual events. Ricky Okoye qualified for the IC4As with his first-place finish in the discus throw while Donald Scatena placed first in the pole vault. Lehigh also had a trio of second-place finishers in other events.
The Mountain Hawks head into the Winthrop Invitational looking to build off of last season’s success at the meet where Lehigh took home two first-place finishes including Seth Robinson's victory in the 400-meter hurdles with a time of 57.52 seconds.
Other schools participating in this year’s invite include Ohio, Radford, Davidson, Furman, Gardner-Webb, and Wofford among others.
Lehigh will compete against several area schools in the Lafayette 7 Way including host rival Lafayette, Muhlenberg, and East Stroudsburg. The remaining participants are St. Joseph’s University, Monmouth, and Rider. The teams will compete in various field and running events. Action at the Lafayette 7 Way will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
The Mountain Hawks will return to action next week when some of the team will travel across the country to participate in the Stanford Invite in Stanford, Calif. while others will take on Lafayette in a dual meet in Easton, Pa.