Behrend Track and Field to Compete at Thiel

Behrend Track and Field to Compete at Thiel

ERIE, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's and women's track and field team heads to Thiel on Saturday for a one-day event hosted by the Tomcats.

Meet Information

Women's Track and Field News & Notes:

* The Lions currently hold seven top marks within the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC)
* Olivia Nola (Erie, PA/Collegiate Academy), the CSAC Track Athlete of the Week, holds the top times in four events, pacing the conference in the 800m, 1500m, 5000m and the 4x400m relay
* Nola's time in the 5000m (18:32.40) set a new personal record and is currently two minutes faster than the second-best mark in the conference
* The finish in the 5000m also qualified Nola for the All-Atlantic Region Track and Field Conference (AARTFC) Championships
* Caroline Upham (Erie, PA/Iroquois)  took silver in the high jump last weekend at Westminster, clearing 1.50m
* Ivy Laffan (Waterford, PA/Fort LeBoeuf) claims the top time in the conference in the 200m, 400m and the 4x400 relay

Men's Track and Field News & Notes:

* Behrend holds six top marks in the CSAC
* Eric Stehlik (Northport, NY/Northport) was named Track Athlete of the Week as the conference's best runner after registering a first-place finish in the 400m (51.16) last weekend
* Stehlik also grabbed silver in the 200m, finishing in 22.62
* Ryan Festa (Horsham, PA/Hatboro-Horsham) posted an AARTFC-qualifying mark last weekend, clearing 4.42m in the pole vault, also setting a new PR
* Jake Rose (Lawrence Park, PA/Iroquois) leads the conference in the shot put with a mark of 13.34m, registered during the Dave Labor Invitational on April 2
* Samuel Hetrick (New Bethlehem, PA/Redbank Valley) is currently second in all of Division III in the high jump (2.08m)