Lehigh to Host Covert Classic and Compete in Penn Relays This Weekend
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh men’s track and field team will compete in the final two meets of the regular season before heading to Annapolis, Md. for the outdoor Patriot League Championships on May 6-7. While some members of the men’s track and field team will head to Philadelphia to compete at the Penn Relays, others will remain in Bethlehem for the Carol and John Covert Classic at Goodman Track and Field Complex.
The Mountain Hawks had a solid weekend at the Virginia Challenge and Coach P Invitational where they finished with 21 personal records and two all-time additions.
Leading the way for Lehigh was senior Kyle Burke who broke his own school record in the 800m at the Virginia Challenge. Burke won the race with a time of 1:48.45 and was named Patriot League Men’s Track Athlete of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Junior Kerem Ayhan also found success in Virginia last weekend. Ayhan finished with personal records in both the 400m (49.26) and 800m (1:52.09).
The Mountain Hawks also competed in Moravian’s Coach P Invitational where they finished with four first-place finishes and several personal records.
On the track, junior Joseph Cranley won the 1500m with a new PR of 4:04.10. Later on in the meet, graduate student Bradford DeMassa won the 5000m with a PR of 15:28.25. Junior Ethan Davis followed suit behind DeMassa, finishing second with a time of 15:33.46.
Sophomore Daniel Stipanov won Lehigh’s third track event of the day, finishing the 110m hurdles with a time of 15.31.
Lehigh continued to put up solid marks in the field events on Saturday at Moravian’s meet. First-year Liam Lovering led the Mountain Hawks’ throws group with two personal records and a first-place finish. Lovering won the discus with a personal record of 45.53m and also earned a personal record in his third-place finish in the shot put (14.79m).
In the javelin, all three of Lehigh’s student-athletes finished the event with PRs. First-year Hunter Rodarmel finished fourth with a mark of 55.19m to become tenth all-time. Greg Stagliano (51.46m) finished sixth while Liam Campiglia (49.37m) finished eighth.
Lehigh’s jumpers found success on Saturday with three first-years earning second-place finishes. Mulenga Malama finished second in both the long jump (6.32m) and triple jump (12.90m). In the high jump, Skyler Mott came in second with a mark of 1.90m while Jack Murphy tied for second in the pole vault, finishing with a PR of 4.05m.
The event schedules for both meets can be found at the top of the page. Live results for the Carol & John Covert Classic can be found here. Streaming of the Penn Relays on FloTrack can be found here and live results can be found here.