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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.
From left, Hobart sophomore defensive back Mekhi Rogers rushes senior wide receiver Ben Marinnacio as he drives downfield.

Bombers show up big in fall sports season

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor December 2, 2023
Ithaca College athletics wrapped up its fall season with many achievements under each squad's belt. Football, field hockey and sophomore Kyla Eisman of women's cross country made it into NCAA tournament play.
As a long distance runner, senior Patrick Bierach races in all three competition seasons including cross country and indoor and outdoor track. Runners often have less than a week of rest between seasons.

Distance runners battle with three-season strain

By Flynn Hynes, Staff Writer November 15, 2023
Unlike most athletes, long-distance runners often participate in three separate competition seasons throughout the academic year: cross country in the fall, indoor track in the winter and outdoor track in the spring. This rigorous schedule — usually with no more than a week off between racing periods — comes with a great responsibility to manage not only time and academics, but also stress and injury prevention.
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.
Senior Patrick Bierach nears the finish line while spectators look on and cheer. Bierach earned a first-place finish on the mens side of the race with a 5k time of 16:51.98.

Runners’ reunion: Cross country teams host annual alumni run

By Tess Ferguson, Sports Editor September 6, 2023
On Sept. 2, the Ithaca College men's and women's cross country teams hosted their annual Jannette Bonrouhi-Zakaim Memorial Alumni Run, an event that has been running since the mid-1980's.
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. 
Senior Danny Jagoe and sophomore Patrick Bierach have their eyes set on competing at the NCAA Tournament in Kentucky.

Men’s cross country team returns to chase a championship

By Aidan Charde, Staff writer August 26, 2021
In 2019, the Ithaca College men’s cross country team made its first National Championships appearance since 2002. Despite being down a few stars, the team is looking to continue its title pursuit.
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