Men’s Track and Field places second in Colonial Relays

Madison Rehak and Clara McCormick

Bucknell Men’s Track and Field did great this past weekend at the Colonial Relays hosted by the College of William and Mary. As the team is approaching some of their last meets of the season, it was essential for the Bison to place well in preparation for Patriot Leagues.

Day one of the invitational resulted in the men in the fourth place position, and by day two the men earned a second place finish. 

Franco Perinotti ’23 had a great run, earning third in the 100-meter hurdles with 16.76.

Brandon Foust ’25 got ninth in the 100-meter dash, which earned him a place in the Bucknell record book for tenth of all time. The sophomore also got ninth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.91. 

Samuel Whittaker ’23 earned fifth place in the 5000-meter run with a time of 14:20.48. 

The 5000-meter run proved successful for Ben Santos ’25 who got fifth place with the time of 14:47.67. 

Throwers Trevor Drescher ’25 (170-00) and James Riedinger ’25 (166-07) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in javelin.

Jeffery Cianfrocca ’26 earned second in high jump with 6-02.25, and Tristan An ’25 placed fifth in with 6-06.00. 

Matt Federovich ’25 (22-02.25) jumped into seventh place. 

In the field events on day two, three throwers placed in the top ten for the discus event, including Keenan LaMontagne ’26 in third, Braden Stryker ’25 in fifth and Wade Shomper ’26 in seventh. LaMontagne had a score of 151-08, Stryker had a score of 147-04 and Shomper finished at 135-01. 

In the shot put event, three more Bison placed in the top ten for the meet. Anthony Zamarra ’23 came in third with a score of 50-08.00, Shmoper grabbed fifth in the event with a score of 50-03-25 and Stryker placed seventh in the event with a score of 47-11.75. 

“Colonial relays is the most enjoyable meet of the year,” Zamarra said. “Competing in warm weather brings the best out of everyone. There were school records being broken and a lot of other great marks and times. I am excited to see what the rest of this outdoor season will bring for our team.” 

Chris Sims ’25 finished second in the triple jump event with a score of 44-03.50. 

The Orange and Blue also had a great meet in the track events. For the 4×100 relays event, the team of Cooper Hyken ’26, Matthew Perello ’24, Brian Scotto ’25 and Foust placed third with a time of 42.15. 

Scotto also placed fourth in the 110 meter hurdles event with a time of 14.83. This qualified him as the tenth-ranking Bucknellian in the event in school history. 

In the 4×400 meter relay event, the team of Zachary Jelinek ’24, Colby Belczyk ’25, Ethan Wolford-Tully ’24 and Rayven Sample ’24 placed sixth with a time of 3:19.62. 

In the distance relay, Christian Camdus ’24, Wolford-Tully, Alex Simpson ’24 and Whittaker finished fourth with a time of 10:10.70. 

“With this being an early season meet, a lot of us were simply trying to go out there and compete and see where our fitness was after indoor track ended a few weeks ago,” Cadmus said. “Historically, we have done pretty well at this meet as a team on both the men’s and women’s sides, so we made a collective effort this time around to execute our race plans as best we could and score as many points for the team. I think for the most part we were all excited to travel down south and compete against some great competition, and get some early season marks to work with for upcoming meets.”

Bison Men’s Track and Field will next travel to Bethlehem, Pa., to partake in the Lehigh Invitational.

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