Bucknell Women’s Track and Field sweep the Bison Open

Madison Rehak, Staff Writer

Women’s track and field competed at the Bison Open in Lewisburg, Pa. this weekend.

Day one of the meet, Bucknell started off strong with the help of Meghan Quinn ’24 and Karen Hull ’24. 

Quinn won the 200m dash in 24.73 seconds. This gave her the ECAC qualification, and she now holds the fourth fastest time for the event in Bucknell history. 

Hull placed first in the 60m hurdles event with a time of 8.96 seconds. 

Additionally, the distance medley that consisted of Grace Vives ’26, Alison Cooke ’26, Lauren Shaffer ’26 and Caryn Rippey ’26 placed first with a whopping 12 seconds between them and the next team to finish. 

Elizabeth Bryant ’26 and Jenny Scott ’23 tied for third place in pole vault with a clearance of 11-06.25, while Siobhan O’Sullivan ’24 threw the second best shot-put at 43-01.50. 

Abigail Dunne ’23 had the highest score for the Bison in the pentathlon. 

The following day of the Bison Open, the Orange and Blue continued their dominating streak from the previous day. 

Three Bison placed first, second and third on the 500m run. The first place winner was Colleen Linko ’24 with a time of 1:20.24. 

Additionally, Katherine Loew ’25 won the 400m dash at a time of 58.8 seconds and Hollie Walters ’24 won the 3000m run at a time of 10:31.88.

The top team for the 4x400m relay barely missed winning a first place result by 0.18 seconds and finished in second. The team was composed of Ella Boback ’26, Mikayla Horvath ’23, Maddy Hippensteal ’24 and Loew. 

The field events on the second day secured the win for the Bison, as they gained all first place spots in the high jump. 

Hull won first place and earned an ECAC qualification with the height of 5-07.00, which also matched her personal best score for the high jump in her career. Olivia Boyce ’24 and Abby Kates ’24 matched their personal best at 5-05.00 in the event, as well. 

O’Sullivan placed second in the weight throw event with a score of 49-08.25. 

“This past weekend was another successful meet for the team,” Scott said. “It’s really exciting seeing so many people reaching new personal bests in their events or getting close to breakthroughs. This has been a successful season thus far, and I believe our team will only continue to get better as we start to travel to places like Boston and Staten Island in the coming weeks.”

This weekend, the team will travel to Boston University for the Scarlet and White Invitational. 

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