The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


The Student News Site of Ithaca College


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.
The Ithaca College baseball team has Empire 8 tournament games during finals week, and the track and field teams compete at last-chance qualifier meets out of state.

Finals Frenzy: Student-athletes compete during exam week

By Jack Murray, Sports Editor May 1, 2019
Finals season is a stressful time for all students, but athletes deal with the additional anxiety of post-season competition during finals week.
Senior Brandy Smith competes March 4 in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in Glazer Arena. She placed first in the shot put and weight throw.

Senior chases her third national throwing title

By Zoë Freer-Hessler, Staff Writer March 6, 2017
Senior Brandy Smith is first outdoor track and field national champion in the college’s history and has won two national titles.

Track and field competes at day two of NCAA Championships

By Lauren Murray, Assistant Sports Editor May 28, 2016
Andrew Brandt, Brandy Smith and Natalie Meyer competed in the NCAA Outdoor Championships on May 27 for the men's and women's track and field teams.
Junior pole vaulter Katherine Pitman competes Feb. 6 during the Bomber Invitational & Multi. She won the national title and broke the national record May 26.

Two Bomber juniors win NCAA track and field national titles

By Danielle Allentuck, Sports Editor May 26, 2016
Juniors Brandy Smith and Katherine Pitman won national titles in the discuss and pole vault events, respectively, May 26 at the 2016 NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships.
From left, freshman Britney Swarthout passes the baton to sophomore Sophia Feuer during a track and field practice Nov. 5 at Butterfield Stadium.

Women’s indoor track and field takes strides to continue success

By Lauren Murray, Contributing Writer November 11, 2015
The women's track and field squad look to continue its success from last year after capturing its eighth Empire 8 Championship title.
Junior thrower Brandy Smith tosses the shot put in her event during the Ithaca Tuesday Meet on April 22, 2014, on the throwing field next to Butterfield Stadium. Smith won the 2015 national title in discus in May.

Junior thrower speaks about national title performance

By Jonathan Beck, Sports Editor August 26, 2015
Brandy Smith became the first-ever outdoor track and field national champion in Ithaca College’s history on May 21.
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