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The Student News Site of Ithaca College

THE ITHACAN

Shira Evans 06 joined the Ithaca College athletic department as a sports nutrition consultant. Evans specializes in relative energy deficiency, disordered eating, eating disorder care and is the only sports nutrition consultant in the Liberty League.

Ithaca College puts emphasis on diet with new sports nutrition consultant

By Tess Ferguson, Senior Writer February 22, 2024
Although training and competition experience appear to be the most important role in becoming an elite athlete, it is the elements below the surface that truly allow athletes to excel. 
Ithaca College track and field and cross country hold annual alumni events multiple times per year. The upcoming Boston University Valentine Invitational on Feb. 9 will mark another event that will bring alumni and current athletes together.

Alumni outreach keeps track and field running

By Julia Wallace, Staff Writer February 8, 2024
Ithaca College prides itself on alumni relations years after a student graduates. The college hosts annual alumni weekends, invites alumni to speak to students about their field and successes, and provides a safe space where they are always welcome regardless of how long it has been since they have been students. Following in this spirit, the men’s and women’s track and field teams have gone to impressive lengths to harbor a strong tie between their current and previous athletes. 
On Oct. 15 the Ithaca College athletic department issued a new dress code that impacts practice attire for varsity athletes in the Athletic and Events and Hill Centers.

Athletics department issues dress code for student-athletes

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor December 6, 2023
On Oct. 15, the Ithaca College athletic department released a statement that redefined the way varsity athletes are allowed to present themselves. 
From left, sophomore distance runner Kyla Eisman and junior thrower Lily Seyfert aim to lead the Ithaca College womens track and field team to another Liberty League championship.

Women’s track and field strives to reclaim conference glory

By Julia Wallace, Staff Writer November 7, 2023
As fall sports have started to come to an end, the Bombers have been getting a kick-start on their training for the 2023–24 indoor track and field season. After losing key athletes such as pentathlete Logan Bruce ’23 and pole vaulter Megan Matheny ’23, the team must adjust to the new team dynamic. 
From left, senior distance runner Ava Fowler and graduate student pentathlete Logan Bruce of the Ithaca College womens track and field team are gearing up for the outdoor spring season.

Women’s track and field team hurdles expectations

By Himadri Seth, Contributing Writer March 1, 2023
The Ithaca College women's track and field team is gearing up for another exciting season of competition this spring.
From left, senior pole vaulter Sara Altonen and senior long jumper Sara Brown, members of the Ithaca College womens track and field team. The team is looking for a 15th consecutive conference title.

Women’s track and field team launching toward another conference title

By Lucas Jafet, Staff Writer November 9, 2022
Following a triumphant Spring 2022 outdoor season where the Ithaca College women’s track and field team finished 28th in the country, the Bombers are ready to resume competition.
Senior Katelyn Hutchison, sprinter for the Ithaca College womens track and field team, announced she is transferring to the University of Kentucky next season.

Senior sprinter announces decision to transfer to Division I

By Connor Glunt, Senior Writer April 12, 2022
Senior Katelyn Hutchison will don the Bombers’ blue and white one last time before transferring to the Division I level with the University of Kentucky.
Matt Scheffler helped coach three pole vaulters on the Ithaca College womens track and field team to top-10 finishes nationally during the indoor season. He also coaches for the mens team, which saw an athlete finish in fifth place in the country.

Track and field assistant coach earns national recognition

By Aidan Charde, Assistant Sports Editor April 4, 2022
Matt Scheffler was honored with the United States Track & Field and Cross-Country College Association (USTFCCCA) National Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year award.
From left, juniors Karalyn Pawcio and Martha Kemp-Neilson compete in the womens swimming and diving and womens track and field Liberty League Championships, respectively.

Ithaca College programs reach top of the Liberty League

By Tobiah Zboray March 10, 2022
Two Ithaca College athletics programs reached the top of the conference, posting Liberty League Championships for the college’s women’s swimming and diving and women’s track and field teams.
From left, senior Katelyn Hutchison and graduate student Ari Bernard will look to help bring the Ithaca College women’s track and field team a national title. The team is coming off a fourth-place finish at last year’s NCAA outdoor championships.

Women’s track and field team sprints toward a championship

By Inbaayini Anbarasan, Contributing Writer March 3, 2022
Following a fourth-place finish at last year’s NCAA outdoor championships, the Ithaca College women’s track and field team is looking to eager to return to the national championships.
From left, freshman softball player Dylan Delaney and Katelyn Hutchison, senior track and field runner, are the first Ithaca College student-athletes to go to the NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program.

Two Ithaca College student-athletes attend NCAA convention

By Tobiah Zboray February 9, 2022
Two Ithaca College students attended the 2022 NCAA convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, and participated in the NCAA Division III Student Immersion Program.
The college implemented its updated spectator policy Jan. 12, allowing only students, faculty and staff members to attend competitions until the situation is further evaluated Feb. 7.

Updated spectator policy prohibits fans outside IC community

By Tommy Mumau, Sports Editor January 24, 2022
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, spectators outside of the Ithaca College community will not be allowed to attend athletic events until at least Feb. 7.  
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