Happy Valley Invitational 2020

The Blue Hens had a promising close to the ever so quick indoor track season today at the Happy Valley Invitational in State College, PA! With two new top ten times and several PRs, it’s clear that the team is ready to set some speedy outdoor bests in the coming weeks. Full results can be found here.

For women’s sprints, Brittany Georges dominated the field, taking second in both the 60m and 200-meter dash, with times of 8.61 and 27.92, respectively. Georges also took to the long jump pit and set a new club record of 4.17 meters, good for 3rd place in the entire meet.

For men’s field events, Brandon Lichtenstein improved his position on the all-time list in the long jump to #7(tied) with a jump of 5.86, gaining him 5th place at the meet!

In women’s distance, captain Elise LaFramboise improved her #7 spot on the all-time 3k performance list by .03 seconds while junior Emily Magoon just missed her 3k PR and #5 performance of 11:42.8 by 3.17 seconds- not bad considering she had just run the 1600 for the DMR!

Men’s distance did particularly well at the meet today, with sophomore Patrick LaPorte set himself a shiny new indoor PR in the 800 with a time of 1:59.05, good for 3rd place out of 33 runners at the meet and 7th on the all-time performance list.

Senior Brendan Jones also represented the distance crew as he dominated in the 3k, setting a PR of 24 seconds with a time of 9:11.05, earning him 4th in a field of 26 and #9 on the all-time performance list.

The next race for the Hens will be at the Lloyd Sigler Spring Meet on March 7th in Salisbury, MD.


All smiles after a great day in PA!