Women’s Track and Field crushes competition at Colonial Relays

Tallulah Fuhs, Contributing Writer

Over this past weekend, Bucknell Women’s Track and Field were in Williamsburg, Va., competing in relays and proving their greatness. 

Kicking off the weekend, Junior Meghan Quinn made history, yet again. Quinn set two new school records. First, in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.69, and then the 200-meter dash, with a time of 23.86. Quinn now holds four separate school records. 

Following Quinn, two teammates, Jessie Castellano ’23 and Katherine Loew ’25, entered the top ten in Bucknell records. In the 400-meter dash, Castellano finished sixth (56.33), and Loew finished seventh (56.40). 

In the 100-meter hurdles, Emily Grubb ’24 placed fifth (15.34). 

Junior Mariana Engelby grabbed the bronze in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:45.07. 

Abigail Paczewski ’24 finished in sixth with a time of 17:09.34 in the 5000-meter run.

In the 10,000-Meter Run, both Kate Amaddio ’23 and Meghan Smith ’24 placed ninth (36:47.43) and sixteenth (37:36.61), earning ECAC qualifications. 

Clinching fifth in the record books and sixth in the 3000 steeplechase (10:49.11), Ally Clarke ’24 pushed the Bison closer to triumph. 

Jumping at a height of 11-05.75, Senior Jenny Scott landed in fourth in the pole vault. 

Madison McGloin ’24 threw in the hammer throw, placing seventh with a distance 158-05. 

To conclude the first day, First-year Brylee Tereska and Senior Riley Beebe placed second and third in the javelin with distances of 130-07 and 128-10. 

The Bison were able to see some women with outstanding performances on April 1.

The quartet, brought back out from the indoor season, Quinn, Loew, Castellano and Bridget Lalonde ’23 destroyed the school record in the 4×400-meter relay with a time of 3:42.78, earning second place. Quinn, yet again, earned another medal as a Bucknell Bison, along with these three phenomenal athletes. 

Lalonde and Quinn then joined Lila Gaughan ’24 and Karen Hull ’24 in the 4×100-meter relay. These Bison women placed in fifth (47.14), inserting themselves as sixth in Bucknell’s history books. 

Hull went on to grab eighth place in the 100-meter hurdles (14.45). 

Three other quartets had great success during this meet. 

Paczewski, Engleby, Clark and Alison Cooke ’26 gained the gold in the distance medley with a time of 12:09.15. 

Another Bucknell quartet with Eva Lindner ’24, Hollie Walters ’24, Mia Bellucci ’23 and Caryn Rippey ’26 earned fourth in the 4×1500-meter relay (19:13.91). 

The last quartet, with Grubb, Abby Eisold ’24, Colleen Linko ’24 and Meredith Haberfield ’23 nabbed ninth place with their mark of 4:24.50. 

Senior Lexi Gray jumped 37-05.00 in the triple jump invitational, placing seventh.

First-year Madeline Lehker also took seventh place in the high jump with a mark of 5-01.25. 

In the open triple jump, Kaia Slaw ’24 clinched tenth (35-07.25). 

Three throwers, Isabella Roes ’26, Christina Ajao ’25 and Siobhan O’Sullivan ’24 finished in third (199-03), fifth (116-09) and tenth (106-05) in the discus throw. 

O’Sullivan also went on to place sixth in the shot put with a distance of 43-03.00. 

“Our team did exceptionally well. A lot of people earned great times and really set the tone for this season, especially the sprinters who set school records,” Hull said. “It’s a great way to start off the outdoor season and gives us a lot of confidence for what’s to come.”

The women of Bucknell Track and Field team really held their own and proved their greatness through individual and team events. We are all proud to see them do so well and cannot wait to see how they do at the Lehigh Invitational on April 8.

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