Men’s Track and Field kicks off their outdoor season

Tallulah Fuhs, Contributing Writer

The Men’s Track and Field team traveled to Susquehanna University to compete at the Jim Taylor Invitational to start their outdoor season.

Franco Perinotti ’23 led with success this meet, finishing in first place with a height of 16-4 3⁄4 in the pole vault. Perinotti is now the third all-time in Bucknell history for this event.

Continuing with jumping success, Tristan An ’25 clinched first place (6-5), while Jeffrey Cianfrocca ’26 finished in second (6-1 1⁄4).

Robert Feeney ’23 and Jack Calisi ’23 grabbed first and second in the hammer throw competition with distances of 177-9 and 171-8. 

Braden Stryker ’25 placed first with 52-2 3⁄4 in the shot put with teammate Wade Shomper ’26 finishing close behind, claiming second place (49-6 1⁄2). 

In the discus throw, Keenan LaMontagne ’26 finished first with 148-0, Stryker finished second with 147-5 and Shomper finished third with 144-10. 

Trevor Drescher ’25 clinched second in the javelin throw with a distance of 185-1.

Some of our speedy Bison took to the track and accomplished great success. 

Samuel Whittaker ’23 continued his success from the indoor season by earning first place in the 800-meter run (1:55.27). 

Henry Didden ’26 grabbed first in the 300-meter steeplechase with a time of 9:44.56. 

Hurdler Brain Scotto ’25, with a time of 15.36, claimed first place in the 110-meter hurdles.

Cooper Hyken ’26 finished second in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.18.

This past weekend’s meet was a great way for us to start outdoor, being so close to campus with some solid competition before heading to Colonial relays,” Feeney said. “I know a few of our athletes had break out performances, putting them in contention for NCAAs. I was able to get back into hammer after a long weight throw season with a win, which helped boost confidence before this weekend’s tough meet.”

The Orange and Blue surely had a great opening weekend to their outdoor season. 

Next, Bucknell competes over the weekend of April 1 at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., hosted by William and Mary.

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