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Men’s Track and Field hosts Bison Open and travels to PSU National Open

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Over the weekend, Bucknell Men’s and Women’s Track was very busy. Most of the Bucknell squad stayed home and hosted the Bison Open and Multi on Friday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Jan. 27, while some of the other runners traveled to Penn State to compete in the National Open. 

For the men’s team in the Bison Open, the all-freshman distance medley relay team “A” of Carter Paul ’27, Connor Goldfarb ’27, Lucas Ward ’27 and Jack Higgins ’27 placed first. Their final time was 10:31.61, which earned them an IC4A qualification and a #14 rank in Division I. 

Another two IC4A qualifications came from Ethan Wolford-Tuffy ’24 who finished second in the 200-meter dash and first in the 400-meter dash. Tuffy’s 400-meter dash time of 47.88 ranked him fourth in Bucknell history, set a new Gerhard Fieldhouse record, and ranked #75 in Division I. 

There were several other Bucknell teammates who unlocked IC4A qualifications: Goldfarb who placed second in the 500-meter run, Wade Shomper ’26 who finished third place in shot put and Cooper Hyken ’26 who earned fourth place in the 60-meter dash. 

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Additionally, there were three Bison who finished in the top four of the 5000-meter run: Grant Kern ’26 (1st), Jeffrey Gibbs ’24 (3rd) and Max Dicerbo ’25 (4th). On the pole vault, Lucas Williams ’27 tied for fifth with a clearance of 13-09.25. 

In the 3000-meter run, Paul finished first, Ward placed fourth and Daniel Hilmer ’26 obtained seventh. Another “A” Team relay topped the rankings this weekend: the 4×400-meter relay of Zachary Jelinek ’26, John Byrnes ’27, Christian Cadmus ’24 and Hayden Singer ’27 won first. 

Other top seven finishers for the Bison were Max Lagunoff ’25 (6th) in the mile and John Flammer ’27 (7th) in the 800-meter run. 

Regarding the throwers, Dariel Guzman ’24 clinched second in the weight throw, Aiden Tacker ’26 placed fifth and Angelo Regec ’25 finished sixth. For shot put, Shomper placed third, Robert Lerner ’26 finished fourth, Braden Stryker ’25 obtained sixth and Patrick Donaher ’26 grabbed seventh. 

In the field events, three Bison jumpers finished in the top seven in the high jump. Tristan An ’25 led the way for the Orange and Blue clinching third, Jeffrey Cianfrocca ’26 earned fourth and Bernard Kemp ’27 slotted seventh. Later, in the triple jump, three Bucknell competitors finished behind each other. Momo Peters ’27 scored sixth, Chris Sims ’25 grabbed seventh and Jared Hess ’27 finished eighth.

At the PSU National Open, in the 5000-meter run, Harry Marson ’25 finished third, while teammate Trent Dinant ’26 placed tenth. Two other standouts from the meet were Brandon Foust ’25 and Singer. Foust qualified for the semifinals of the 60-meter dash and finished 15th over with a time of 6.94. Singer placed 30th place in the 800-meter run. 

On day two, Colby Belczyk ’25 finished in the top ten of the 600-meter run, Jayson Harmer ’26 placed ninth in the 3000-meter run and Alex Simpson ’24 ended tenth in the 1000-meter run. 

Overall, the Bucknell Men’s Team had a very successful weekend. On Friday, Feb. 2, the Bucknell Men’s Track and Field will travel to Ohio for the Akron Invitational. 

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