Men’s and Women’s Track and Field sweep the weekend

Noor Kaur, Staff Writer

This weekend, Bucknell Men’s and Women’s Track and Field competed at the Lehigh Games against East Stroudsburg, Kutztown, Lafyette, Lehigh, Moravian, Sacred Heart and Saint Joseph’s. This non-scoring competition set them up for their upcoming meets at home and gave them a feel of the location where the Patriot League Championships will be held.

Men’s Team

For the men, Bob Feeney ’23 earned first place in the hammer throw with a distance of 56.90 meters, placing him at seventh in program history. 

“The Lehigh meet was awesome for a bunch of our athletes, especially within our throws group,” Feeney said. “There were lots of personal bests and good throws to work with going forward. I’m excited to have thrown well, but I’m looking forward to upcoming meets to continue building on that mark!” 

Teammate Jack Calisi ’23 joined Feeney on the pedestal, earning third place with a 54.18 meter throw. 

In the discus throw, Braden Stryker ’25 took second with a 46.62 meter throw, Wade Shomper ’26 earned fourth place (44.47 meters) and Angelo Regec ’25 earned fifth place (44.32 meters). In the shot put competition, Anthony Zamarra ’23 finished second (16.16 meters), Shomper in fourth (15.53 meters) and Stryker in fifth place (15.49 meters).

The men claimed top spots in the 200 meter dash as well. Matthew Perello ’24 took first place with a 22.14 time, followed closely behind by Brandon Foust ’25 (22.24) and Ethan Wolford-Tuffy ’24 (22.38), who took second and third place, respectively. Perello, Wolford-Tuffy and Foust teamed up with Cooper Hyken ’26 in the 4×100-meter relay to win first place with a time of 42.69. 

Hyken also competed in the 100 meter race and earned second place (11.07). Perello earned third place (11.12), and Brayden Young ’26 earned fifth (11.41) in the same event. In the 400 meter dash, Zachary Jelinek ’26 earned second place (50.23), Colby Belczyk ’25 earned fourth place (50.78) and Alex Simpson ’24 took fifth (50.84). 

Competing in the 3000-meter steeplechase, Daniel Hilmer ’26 performed with a time of 9:56.74 to earn second place. Grant Kern ’26 placed third (9:58.93) in the same event.

In the high jump, Tristan An ’25 placed second with a 1.98 meter jump. Jeffrey Cianfrocca ’26 took fourth place with a 1.93 meter mark, and Thomas Cahill ’24 finished fifth (1.93 meter). Chris Sims ’25 competed in the triple jump (13.77 meters) to earn second place, and Matt Federovich ’25 finished third in the long jump (6.56 meters).

Women’s Team

For the women’s side, Brylee Tereska ’26 earned first place on the javelin throw with a toss of 44.04 meters. This placed her eighth in program history. Riley Beebe ’23 took second place (41.44 meters) and Phoebe Blumberg ’23 earned fifth place (37.07 meters). 

In the high jump, Olivia Boyce ’24 and Abby Kates ’24 placed first (1.68 meters) and second (1.62 meters), respectively. Boyce’s performance placed her ninth in program history. Lexi Gray ’23 earned second in the triple jump with an 11.48 meter mark.  Jenny Scott ’23 competed in the pole vault and earned second (3.65 meters), while Karly Renn ’25 placed third (3.50 meters). 

Maddy McGloin ’24, competed in the hammer throw and won the event with a distance of 52.06 meters. Teammate Anne Glenning ’24 finished third with a 46.14 meter throw. Isabelle Roes ’26 earned gold in the discus throw (41.64 meters) and Christine Ajao ’25 placed fifth (38.45 meters). In the shot put, Siobhan O’Sullivan ’24 threw a distance of 13.73 meters to earn second place. Avery Rebar ’26 followed closely behind with a third place finish (12.53 meters). Ajao placed fourth (12.39 meters). 

In the 400 meter race, Jessie Castellano ’23 won first with a time of 55.80 and earned fourth place in program history. 

“As a team, a lot of girls did really well,” Castellano said. “Lehigh is where the Patriot League Championships will be so it was great to get a feel for the track. It was a great weekend to get confidence and momentum going into leagues!” 

Bridget Lalonde ’23 took second place (56.59) in the same event as Castellano, Anna Posh ’25 earned third (57.52) and Katherine Loew ’25 got fifth (58.09). Meghan Quinn ’24 took first place in the 100-meter dash (11.80). Quinn joined Lalonde, Lila Gaughan ’24  and Karen Hull ’24 in the 4×100-meter relay, finishing first with a time of 47.20. 

Keeley Misutka ’25 earned gold with a time of 17:51.44 and Lauren Joyce ’26 silver with 18:34.53 in the 5000-meter run. Tori Chace ’26 earned second place in the 3000-meter steeplechase (12:01.00), and Margaret McLoughlin ’26 placed third (12:15.75). Mariana Engleby ’24 placed third in the 800-meter run (2:16.44).

In the 400 meter hurdles, Mikayla Horvath ’23 took first (1:05.33), Sarah Durkan ’24 third (1:08.10) and Meredith Haberfield ’23 fourth (1:08.99). In the 100-meter hurdles, Abby Eisold ’24 (15.07) placed third and Hull fourth (15.37). 

Next weekend, Bucknell hosts the Bison Outdoor Classic. The track, jumps and pole vault will take place at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium, while the throwing events will take place at West Fields. 

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