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Senior thrower Justin Showstead broke a 40-year-old program record in shot put Jan. 28, which lasted one week until he broke it again by nearly a full foot.

Q&A: Senior thrower sets new program record

By Tess Ferguson, Assistant Sports Editor February 8, 2023
As the Ithaca College winter sports teams have resumed their seasons, many of them have seen stellar performances from stand-out athletes. Notably on that list is senior thrower Justin Showstead.
Graduate student pentathlete Logan Bruce competes in the 60-meter hurdles Jan. 21. At the Ithaca Invitational on Feb. 4 and 5, Bruce broke an 11-year-old program record in the pentathlon.

Pentathlete lands atop D-III with program record score

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor February 7, 2023
At the Bomber Invitational on Feb. 4 and 5, graduate student Logan Bruce highlighted the second day of competition after setting a new school record in the pentathlon. 
Senior swimmer Emily VanderSleen has been a key part in helping the Ithaca College womens swimming and diving team to a 7–0 start this season.

Q&A: Senior swimmer helps propel team’s strong first half

By Daniel King, Assistant Sports Editor November 30, 2022
As Ithaca College winter teams start to wind down the first half of their seasons the women’s swimming and diving team is looking to end their first half with an undefeated record.
First-year setter Maddie Cox sets up a shot for sophomore middle blocker Aleka Darko during the Ithaca College volleyball teams 3–2 win over SUNY Geneseo on Sept. 3 in the Ben Light Gymnasium.

Volleyball splits Saturday series at Bomber Invitational

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 5, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team had highs and lows Sept. 3, winning a five-set match over the SUNY Geneseo Knights before falling in three sets to the No. 19 Gustavus Adolphus College Gusties.
From left, Sophomore Alexa Darko and Faith Sabatier both led the team in kills, with 23 and 5 respectively, in the teams contest against Swarthmore College on Sept. 2

Bombers win close season opener against Swarthmore

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor September 4, 2022
In a tumultuous game that took until the final set to be decided, the Ithaca College volleyball team came out on top 3–2 in the Ben Light Gymnasium to open the season on a high note.
From left, sophomore Faith Sabatier and senior Grace Isaksen of the Ithaca College volleyball team. Despite a good Liberty League performance in 2021, the Bombers are looking to improve on their record.

Volleyball expecting big season with young roster

By Nicolas Rosado, Staff Writer August 31, 2022
The Ithaca College volleyball team is ready to begin its second season back since the COVID-19 pandemic with the upcoming season quickly approaching.
Senior swimmer Michael Sheehan has helped the Ithaca College mens swimming and diving team jump out to a 5-1 start and also welcome in a large freshman class to the team.

Senior swimmer steps up as leader for freshman

By Tobiah Zboray, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
Staff writer Tobiah Zboray sat down with Michael Sheehan to discuss his impact as a leader, and the expectations for the men's swimming and diving team this season.
Freshman Moriah Byrd prepares to compete in the shot put event of the pentathlon.

Multi athletes mix it up across many events

By Dani Pluchinsky March 5, 2020
Athletes on Ithaca College's men's and women's track and field teams describe what it is like training for the pentathlon and heptathlon events.
Junior Ariyahna Bernard competes in shot put event on Feb. 2nd in the Athletics and Event Center.

Track and field teams dominate Bomber Invitational

By Tommy Mumau February 10, 2020
The nationally ranked No. 4 women’s team placed in the top-eight 34 times and No. 20 men’s team placed in the top-eight 26 times.
Junior pole vaulter Julia Nomberg works on technique with the help of pole vault coach Matt Scheffler.

Pole vault coach builds powerhouse program at college

By Dani Pluchinsky February 6, 2020
Matt Scheffler has coached several All-Americans since becoming the pole vaulting coach at Ithaca College.
Sophomore volleyball player Alison Lipton waves at the crowd as her name is announced in the starting lineup for the Bombers game against Ohio Wesleyan University on Aug. 30 in Ben Light Gymnasium.

Volleyball player reflects on last season and discusses goals

By Shehanee Fernando, Staff Writer September 4, 2019
Sophomore volleyball player Alison Lipton spoke with staff writer Shehanee Fernando about her recovery from an injury and her goals for the season.
Senior runner John Blake developed Achilles tendinitis in spring 2018 and took a leave of absence in the fall to preserve his eligibility. Blake will be competing with the mens cross-country team this season.

Back on Course: Senior runner took leave of absence to stay eligible

By Dani Pluchinsky, Staff Writer August 28, 2019
Senior runner John Blake took a leave of absence last fall to preserve his eligibility after he developed achilles tendinitis.
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