Breaking records

At the 2024 Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships in February, the men’s distance medley relay team of Quinn Worrell ’26, John Paul Pfisterer ’26, Titan Casey ’26, and A.J. Sanford ’25 placed fourth with a final time of 9:54.72. This performance eclipsed a 31-year-old Lafayette record by just over three seconds.

It was a memorable season for another student-athlete: Landon Orth ’27 was the second diver in Lafayette history to qualify for NCAA Division I Regionals, which took place in March. (Kevin Oswalt ’10 was the first Pard from the swimming and diving program to qualify.) Orth, who is from Nebraska, earned a score that broke Oswalt’s school record on the 1-meter dive during a November meet versus Lehigh.

There were also milestones for Lafayette’s basketball programs. After notching seven consecutive wins in January, the men’s basketball program tied its best Patriot League streak in program history. The last time this happened was in 2003-2004. In the same month, Pard guard Makayla Andrews ’24 reached 1,000 points, becoming the 20th Lafayette women’s basketball player to achieve the milestone. Then, in February, Kyle Jenkins ’24 eclipsed 1,000 points, becoming the 49th Leopard to do so.

And, Lafayette football, finishing at 9-3, were crowned 2023-24 Patriot League champs, and continued earning accolades well after their NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.

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