COLUMBIA, MD - Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology's Track and Field team excelled at the National Junior College Athletic Associations National Track and Field Meet held at Howard County Community College in Columbia, MD.
Joel Leicy (Bird-in-Hand, PA) took the gold in the javelin with a distance of 52.77m and Michael LoPresti (Dover, PA) took the silver also in the javelin with a distance of 52.67m. Jamel Fortson (Mt. Union, PA) also took the silver in the discus with a distance of 43.19 m. Each of these men also attained All-American status with there finishing place.
Kelsey Haldeman (Pine Grove, PA) took 6th place overall in hammer with a distance of 32.63m.
Connor Whitman (Minersville, PA) took 5th overall in the Decathalon.
The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is the governing body of two-year college athletics, offering endless athletic and academic opportunities to college students. It is the second largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year over 50,000 student-athletes compete in one of 28 different sports and the organization sponsors 48 national championship events and nine football bowl games each year. For more visit www.njcaa.org. .
Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is a premier residential, two-year, fully accredited technical college that provides a free education to financially disadvantaged citizens of Pennsylvania as well as serving tuition paying students. Stevens has expanded from its original student body of 15 to over 875 students who are enrolled in 20 high-skill, high-wage technical programs. At 96%, Stevens has one of the highest placement rates in the United States. Over 90% of the College's graduates have remained in the Commonwealth since its founding in 1905. Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology is Pennsylvania's only state-owned, two-year college of technology.
In 2011 and 2012, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology was recognized by the Aspen Institute, an independent research panel, as one of the top 120 two-year colleges in the country. Thaddeus Stevens College was the only college in Pennsylvania recognized by the Aspen Institute.
LOCK HAVEN, PA - The Thaddeus Stevens College Track & Field Team concluded the 2013 Invitational Competition Schedule at the Lock Haven University Qualifier.
Travis Hughes had a personal best in the Hammer throw of 38.03m and Kyle Sipe also had a personal best in the 800m with 2:04.78fat. Both Travis and Kyle have now met NJCAAIII Qualifying Standards for these events. Travis and Kyle complete the team of Joel Leicy, Conner Whitman, Alberto Santos, Michael LoPresti, and Kelsey Haldeman representing the College at the NJCAA III National Championships on May 9 through May 11.
Other noted Performances included:
Liz Hornberger - 800m - 2:46.81fat
Joel Liecy - Javelin - 50.13m - 5th
GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Thaddeus Stevens College Track & Field Team participated Saturday in the Gettysburg College Mason Dixon Invitational.
Teams competing included Mary Washington; Gettysburg; Frostburg State; Hagerstown CC; Dickinson; Albright; Hood; Catholic; Stevenson; McDaniel; Thaddeus Stevens; Canisius College; Frostburg State Alumni and Hagerstown Athletic Club.
Two Stevens throwers earned spots at Nationals based on their performances on Saturday. These students were:
Other top performances for Thaddeus Stevens team members included:
Two team members also had personal best perfomances on Saturday:
The TSCT Track & Field team will next comete at Lock Haven University this Saturday, April 27.
Media, Pa - Thaddeus Stevens College's Michael LoPresti has been named Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league office this afternoon.
LoPresti, a freshmen thrower from Dover, Pa. finished first in the javelin and discus with a throws of 48.68m in the javelin and 37.23m in the discus at the Millersville University Metric on Saturday 4/6/13. These distances also qualfied him to compete in nationals!
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. - Another Thaddeus Stevens College Track and Field member qualified for Nationals today at the Annual Millersville University Metrics. Michael LoPresti (Dover, PA) qualified in both the javelin throw with a distance of 48.68m and the discus throw with a distance of 39.60m. LoPresti now joins Connor Whitman (Minersville, PA) in Hurdles and Joel Leicy (Bird in Hand, PA) - Javelin as National qualifiers for TSCT.
The team competed at the Millersville University Metric, which included teams from 12 PSAC and DII Universities, 6 DIII Colleges, Junior College and Clubs.
Other track and field members of note on Saturday include:
The Track and Field team will travel to Messiah College on Saturday, April 13 for their next meet.