LHU Track and Field gears up for new season

MEN

LOCK HAVEN – The Lock Haven University men’s track and field program has its eyes set to open the outdoor season Saturday March, 31 at the Jim Taylor Invite hosted by Susquehanna University.

On Saturday, LHU will be sending 27 student-athletes to compete in 16 different events on Saturday.

Lock Haven will have a young team as they only have six seniors on the 28-man squad. However the six seniors carry a lot of leadership as they have all competed on the cross country team as well.

LHU Indoor

Track History:

-PSAC Championship Athlete of the Year: 4

-PSAC Coach of the Year: 1

-PSAC Championships: (4) 1948, 1949, 1999, 2007

-PSAC Runner-Up: (7) 1967, 1968, 1969, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2008

Coach’s outlook:

“Our men are hungry to get out there and compete again at the NCAA level. They have shown their dedication and worked hard through the winter months,” said co-head coach Heather Leverington.

“It will be exciting to see where we are as a team at this first meet. I think we will have a strong season, and we will see some great performances from these student-athletes” said Leverington.

WOMEN

The Lock Haven University women’s track and field team is gearing up to open its outdoor season Saturday March, 31 at the Jim Taylor Invite hosted by Susquehanna University.

On Saturday, LHU will be sending 27 student-athletes to compete in 17 different events on Saturday.

Lock Haven will look to continue its success that came at the 2017-18 indoor Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) championships as true-freshman Laurel Moyer ran away with the 5,000-meter title. Rashana Tompkins also dominated the LHU record books in the 60-meter hurdle as she became the first Bald Eagle woman student-athlete to break the nine second barrier.

LHU Indoor Track History:

-PSAC Championship Athlete of the Year: 7

-PSAC Championships: (1) 2002

-PSAC Runner-Up: (5) 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008

Coach’s outlook:

“It’s an exciting time as we move to our outdoor season”, said co-assistant head coach Heather Leverington. “We had a strong indoor season, but I think as we move to the outdoor season we will really see people shine.”

Coach Leverington also added: “We had some really strong performances to build off of from the indoor season, as we add more events, and we will also see the return of some of our women who have been battling injuries. Overall I’m really proud of this group, and I can’t wait to see where this season takes them.”

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