New Digs for Athletics

Spring 2015 Issue

Susquehanna’s athletics facilities received some much-needed upgrades recently, thanks to the support of our generous alumni. This spring, men’s and women’s track and field athletes broke in a new javelin runway adjacent to Amos Alonzo Stagg Field at Nicholas A. Lopardo Stadium. The runway was on full display March 28 when Susquehanna hosted its annual Jim Taylor Invitational, the first home meet of the outdoor season.

Across campus, a new scoreboard at Sassafras Fields honors the memory of the late Neil Potter, professor of chemistry. Susquehanna alumni donated $30,000 to the cause, paying tribute to the 30-year faculty member, head men’s soccer coach and football’s special teams coach. The new scoreboard was officially dedicated on Oct. 25 when the Crusader men’s and women’s soccer teams hosted Catholic University in a Landmark Conference doubleheader.

Finally, the track and field teams have been enjoying the new surface in the field house of the James W. Garrett Sports Complex. The track saw its first official competition on Jan. 16 when Susquehanna hosted the Orange & Maroon Classic. On Feb. 28, Susquehanna served as host of the 2015 Landmark Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships.

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