Men’s Track and Field dominates in Boston

Tallulah Fuhs, Contributing Writer

Men’s track and field showed up and showed out in the Scarlet and White Invitational in Boston last weekend. 

Samuel Whittaker ’23, coming off of a great showing the previous weekend, placed second in the 3000-meter run. He is now known as the best mark in Bucknell history with a time of 8:02:55, being the fastest by 2.49 seconds. In addition, Whittaker qualified for the IC4A. 

Again, continuing from the success of last weekend, Robert Feeney ’23 finished first in the weight throw of 59’10”, earning an IC4A qualification. This placed Feeney seventh in Bucknell history. Teammate John Calisi ’23 was right behind him in second place with a throw of 57’5”. 

Only half a second away from entering the Bucknell top 10, Zachary Jelinek ’26 finished fourteenth in the 800-meter run (1:52.15), while also earning an IC4A qualification. Following Jelinek, Alex Simpson ’24 finished twenty-first in this same event, earning an IC4A qualification as well. 

Earning another two IC4A qualifications for the Bison, Jayson Harmer ’26 finished the mile run with a 4:14.61 and Ethan Wolford-Tuffy ’24 finished twenty-second in the 400-meter dash (48.98). 

Henry Didden ’26, Peter Sorensen ’25 and Grayson Crockett ’25 finished back-to-back-to-back placing sixth (14:52.20), seventh (14:53.38) and eighth (14:53.78) in the 5000-meter run.

Anthony Zamarra ’23, with a toss of 51’ 3½, won gold in the shot put. Following behind, teammates Wade Shomper ’26 finished second  (51’ 2¾”), Braden Stryker ’25 finished fifth (48’ 3¼”) and Jaxon White ’23 finished seventh (46′ 8¾”).

Tristan An ’24 placed fifth ( 6’ 4¾”) in the high jump, with teammate Jeffrey Cianfrocca ’26 placing right behind him in seventh (6’ 4¾”).

Lastly, Matt Federovich ’24, in the long jump, finished in seventh place (21’9”). 

“It was a great day for everyone on the team,” Sorensen said. “A lot of people had breakout performances.”

Their next meet will take place in Staten Island on Feb 11. 

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