Bucknell Women’s Swimming finishes on top

Morgan Sohosky, Senior Writer

The Bucknell women’s swim and dive team worked tirelessly over the weekend to take first place out of eight teams at the Bucknell Invitational. The Bison were leading after both Friday and Saturday and were able to finish strong and prevail with four program top-10 times on Sunday. The Bison won with a total score of 1,312 points over Fordham’s 1,151.5 points. Fordham was the second place team. 

The 400 freestyle relay team, composed of Jennifer Bolden ’26, Sophia Donati ’23, Kayla Lichtner ’24 and Esme Hunter ’24, led the team to victory after their runner-up place finish. Not only was this great for the Bucknell Invitational, but it was the program’s third fastest time ever recorded at 3:23:70. Bolden also achieved fifth on the program’s top-10 list in the 100 freestyle with a time of 50.90, to finish third place in the invitational.

Alongside the 400 freestyle relay and 100 freestyle two other events placed in the program’s top-10 times in school history. Emma Feld ’26 finished tenth in program history in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:00:95, and Claire Kehley ’26 finished tenth in program history with her time in the 1650 Freestyle at 17:07:88.

“The team atmosphere was amazing,” Skye Sunderhauf ’25 said. “Everyone was cheering for everyone’s amazing races, ending in wins for both men’s and women’s teams.”

The Bison will be headed to the U.S. Open hosted in Greensboro, N.C. from Dec. 1 to Dec. 3.

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