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First-year freestyle/backstroke Marshall Adams is apart of both the men’s swimming team and the men’s rowing team. Adams is the only student-athlete currently at Ithaca College that pursues a dual-sport combination that is not football and track and field.

First-year athlete rides tide into unique dual sport combination

By Billy Wood, Sports Editor March 7, 2024
Swimming and rowing could be seen as incompatible sports from the surface level. But when looked at closely, the connection may be deeper than just the water level. 
Mike Blakely-Armitage 00, the head mens and womens swimming and diving coach, has put a stronger emphasis on team culture outside of the pool this season. Blakely-Armitage replaced long-time head coach Kevin Markwardt after 36 seasons.

Ithaca College swimming and diving highlights team culture with new coaching staff

By Jacob Infald, Staff Writer February 21, 2024
The Ithaca College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams have recently moved on from two longtime coaches. This season, with new voices in leadership, the Bombers have continued to have success in the pool while also placing an emphasis on success outside the pool.
From left, Bombers graduate student defender Brendan Lebitsch winds up to send the ball downfield as sophomore defender Jack Walker and Engineers senior forward Kyle Osborne look on.

Men’s soccer’s second half surge leads to win over RPI

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer October 30, 2023
The Ithaca College men's soccer team faced the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Engineers on Oct. 28 at Carp Wood Field. The Bombers secured a crucial 2–1 win to secure the No. 3 seed in the Liberty League and advance to the Liberty League Championships.
From left, senior Dehron Smith and sophomore Griffin Hunt are hopeful the Ithaca College mens rowing team can make the jump to win the Liberty League Championship this season.

Men’s rowing tries to overtake conference rivals

By Aidan Charde, Sports Editor March 1, 2023
After a short stint of three races in the fall and a five-month break, the Ithaca College men’s rowing team is getting back in the boat for the spring season.
First-year student Caroline Armistead swims the butterfly during the 400-yard individual medley during day two of the Liberty League Championships on Feb. 16. Armistead came in 11th place in the event.

Bombers show out at Liberty League Championships

By David Schurter, Staff Writer February 21, 2023
The 2023 Liberty League swimming and diving championships are in the books and both the Ithaca College men’s and women’s teams made some waves once again. 
From left, senior Izzy Ozkurt and graduate student Michele Hyland of the womens crew team. The Bombers finished in third place at the 2021 Division III NCAA Championships last May.

Women’s crew team aiming to build on last season’s momentum

By Mark Puskey, Staff Writer March 3, 2022
After winning the Liberty League Championship and finishing third at the NCAA Championships last May, the Ithaca College women’s crew team has high expectations.
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.
From left, senior Dom Mikula and junior Nate Oczkowski will look to be key contributors as the Bombers set out to claim a title.

Men’s track and field looks to surprise the competition

By Ori Grady, Contributing writer November 10, 2021
The Ithaca College men’s track and field team is gearing up for its upcoming indoor season. The squad has begun preparing to compete in its first full campaign since 2019.
The Ithaca College field hockey team is one of the six squads representing the Bombers in the Liberty League postseason. The team clinched the No. 1 seed in the tournament after its win Oct. 22.

Six Ithaca College teams set to appear in postseason

By Daniel King, Staff Writer October 28, 2021
As the fall regular season winds down for Ithaca College Athletics, postseason tournaments are set to begin, and six teams are looking to bring home a Liberty League Championship.
Junior Katelyn Hutchison is eighth in the nation in the 400 meter event.

Women’s track and field team reaches second in national rankings

By Aidan Charde, Staff writer April 28, 2021
After ending the 2020 indoor season ranked No. 2 in the country, the Ithaca College women’s track and field team is back in the top 10 for the outdoor season.
Seniors Evan Ormsby and Ethan Maines will lead the first boat for the Bombers this season.

Men’s crew looking to make waves in shortened season

By Mark Puskey, Staff Writer March 25, 2021
With only four races leading up to the Liberty League championships, the Ithaca College men's crew team knows the importance of each competition.
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.
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