Student-athletes fear losing programs

By Bret Pallotto
February 8, 2017

Those involved with the Lock Haven University swimming and track and field team are fearful that their programs are going to be cut by the university because of the ongoing financial crisis that the university faces.

Student-athletes from both programs held a silent protest at Sloan Auditorium on campus on Thursday, February 2.

After the protest concluded, the Facebook page, “Save LHU Track & Field,” posted, “Together we stand united and together we will fight for what we believe in. Thank you to all of the athletes, teams, faculty and students who participated in this afternoon’s silent protest. #SaveHaven.”

Both programs have used the hashtag #SaveHaven in an effort to raise awareness on various social media platforms. They have also encouraged people to call or email Vice President Rodney Jenkins or President Michael Fiorentino to voice their displeasure.

The sports information department said that they have no comment when questioned about the matter.

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