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From left, senior pole vaulter Matthew Weil and sophomore multi-eventer Noah McKibben. Weil aims for a personal best, while McKibben expands his skill set, competing in the 60m dash and 110m hurdles, as well as combined events for the first time.

Men’s track and field aims to vault over national competition

By Augustine Daudu, Staff Writer February 28, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s track and field team is readying itself for the outdoor track season following a 2023 season where the Bombers sent three runners to the NCAA outdoor track and field championships.
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. 
Graduate student pole vaulter Dom Mikula is heading into his sixth year competing in college. Because of eligibility loopholes, he will be able to compete in the winter and spring seasons.

Student-athletes navigate COVID eligibility loopholes

By Jess Moskowitz, Staff Writer December 6, 2023
In Spring 2020, the NCAA announced that student-athletes who did not compete in the 2020 spring sports season because of the COVID-19 pandemic would be granted an extra season of eligibility. 
From left, sophomore multi Matt Loshkin and sophomore pole vaulter Rob George are part of the Ithaca College mens track and field teams impressive young squad.

Men’s track and field uses young power to set itself apart

By Billy Wood, Assistant Sports Editor November 8, 2023
The Ithaca College men’s indoor track & field squad is coming off a strong 2023 indoor season that saw it finish third in the Liberty League and 14th in the NCAA national championships. While its strong performance was the story of last season, its youth will be the story of this one.
First-year student runner Trevor Dix placed second during the Ithaca College cross country programs annual Jannette Bonrouhi-Zakaim Memorial Alumni Run. He clocked a 5k time of 17:01.92, trailing only behind senior Patrick Bierach.

First-year runner leads young cross country squad

By Julia Wallace, Staff Writer October 4, 2023
After losing five seniors from the 2022 men’s cross-country season, Bomber’s head coach Jim Nichols prepared for the dynamic adjustment and recruited athletes that showed promise.
Mens cross country starts fresh with young roster

Men’s cross country starts fresh with young roster

By Billy Wood, Assistant Sports Editor September 1, 2023
The 2023 Ithaca College men’s cross country team is striving toward improved results this season. Despite the loss of five seniors, the South Hill squad is looking to rebound and reload with a hopeful youth movement. 
From left, juniors Conor Ryan and Brendan Sheehan are preparing for another successful outdoor season for the Ithaca College mens track and field team.

Men’s track and field chases down outdoor glory

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor March 1, 2023
Following back-to-back Liberty League outdoor titles, the Ithaca College men’s track and field team is getting ready to head back outside for the spring season.
Ithaca College Athletics released this mockup of Bertino Field at Butterfield Stadium after it receives its new artificial turf surface. The field, which has historically only been used by the football program, will also be usable by other varsity sports as well as intramurals and club sports, but will no longer include an outdoor track around it.

Artificial turf raises concerns about equity and injuries

By Aidan Charde and Elijah de Castro February 15, 2023
While Ithaca College has positioned planned renovations to Butterfield Stadium as an opportunity for the field to be used by more teams, the artificial surface may increase the risk for injuries.
From left, seniors Anthony DAddetta and Daniel Hutchinson are both wide receivers on the football team. Since December 2021, DAddetta has been a sprinter for the track and field team while Hutchinson is a long and high jumper.

Senior football players take their talents to the track

By Tess Ferguson, Assistant Sports Editor February 1, 2023
On Dec. 3, 2022, the Ithaca College football team capped off a historic season, earning the program’s first undefeated regular season since 1986 as well as its first-ever Liberty League title.
From left, senior Danny Jagoe and first-year student Jessica Goode both qualified as individuals to represent the Ithaca College men’s and women’s cross-country teams at the NCAA Division III National Championships on Nov. 19 in Lansing, Michigan. Jagoe finished in 71st place, while Goode came in at 117th place.

Runners represent Ithaca College at cross-country Nationals

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor November 30, 2022
Although neither program qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship as a team, the Ithaca College men’s and women’s cross-country teams both had representation in Lansing, Michigan.
From left, senior Justin Showstead and senior Andy Frank look to bring their senior leadserhsip to the team and help send multiple members of the team to the NCAA Divison III indoor track and field championship.

Men’s track and field team sprinting for the top of the Liberty League

By Daniel King, Assistant Sports Editor November 9, 2022
Following a second-place overall finish in the 2022 Liberty League Indoor Track and Field Championships, the Ithaca College men’s track and field team has its eyes set on the top of the mountain.
First-year student  Carter Rothwell, recruited to play track and field at Ithaca College competed in his first race as a member of the men’s cross-country team placing 52nd out of 76 runers in the field.

First-year student returns from injury to new event

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor October 18, 2022
At the Hamilton Invitational on Oct. 8, the Ithaca College men’s cross-country team saw a solid performance from first-year student Carter Rothwell, who crossed the line in 52nd out of 76 runners.
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