Lehigh to Travel to New York for First Two-Day Meet of the Season

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – After their ninth straight win over Lafayette last Saturday at Rauch Fieldhouse, the Lehigh men’s track team will travel to the Scarlet Knight Open at the Armory in New York City. The Mountain Hawks will participate in their first two-day meet of the season as the Patriot League Championships on February 25th and 26th fast approach.

Last time out, Lehigh hosted Lafayette in his final home game of the season, defeating the Leopards 118-60. The Mountain Hawks ended their annual rivalry meeting with wins in 14 of the 17 events and nine debuts in the all-time top ten.

In the field competitions, Lehigh’s pitchers and pole vaulters continued to dominate, with six Mountain Hawks earning their names in the all-time top ten list. On the throwing side, second year Liam Lovering finished third all-time in shot put and fourth all-time in weight throw. Lovering won the shot put (16.62 m) and finished second in the weight throw (17.45 m).

In the weight throw, senior Quinn Conlan and jr Achilles Mouzakis both added their names to Lehigh’s top ten list. Conlan’s 16.58 m mark ranked sixth all-time, while Mouzakis’ 16.57 m mark ranked seventh all-time. second grader Alex Klevenger added his name to the shot put top ten list, finishing seventh all-time with a mark of 16.16 m.

Lehigh’s pole vaulters showed no sign of slowing down as two student-athletes added their own names to the all-time list. Junior Conor Reillywho won the pole vault with a mark of 15 ft. is now fourth all-time in his freshman year Carter Bartz ranks ninth all-time at 4.68 m in second place.

While the Mountain Hawks dominated in the field against Lafayette, they maintained energy on the track, winning nine events and adding two more all-time rankings. Senior Connor Melko took Lehigh’s first course win on Saturday, winning the mile with an IC4A qualifying time of 4:14.42.

After Melko’s victory in the mile, Lehigh won the next three events at the track, extending his lead over Lafayette. Senior Kerem Ayhan continued his final season as a Mountain Hawk. Ayhan, who broke the school 1000m record at the Villanova Invitational, won the 800m with an IC4A qualifying time of 1:53.50, placing eighth all-time.

Lehigh finished his last home game of the year with first place in the last three races of the day. Senior Tyler French took the last Mountain Hawks 3000m individual win, winning the race in 8:33.31. After the French won the 3000m, Lehigh’s 4×400 relay and 4×800 relay claimed their last two victories of the day.

The competition starts at 9:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Track events begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and 10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Live results can be found here.

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