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Women’s Track and Field dominates Colonial Relays

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Bucknell Women’s Track and Field traveled to Williamsburg, VA to compete in a two-day competition hosted by William and Mary. After both days, the women walked away with two overall first place victories. 

On the first day, the Bison had 79 points and earned three event victories and several top-ten placements in the Bucknell history books.

Meghan Quinn ’24 added to her lengthy collection with two top-five finishes and 18 points. She won gold in the 100-meter dash and silver in the 200-meter dash. Quinn held first place in the meet MVP honors.

In the 3000-meter steeplechase, Bucknell scored nine points. Ally Clarke ’24 earned bronze, while Kailey Granger ’27 clinched sixth.

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There were several other runners in the Orange and Blue who did exceptionally well. In the 10,000-meter run, Lauren Trapani ’25 finished fifth and earned ninth in the Bucknell record book. Additionally, Caryn Rippey ’26 placed sixth in the 5000-meter run, Abby Paczewski ’24 finished ninth in the 1500-meter run and Ella Derstine ’25 notched third in the 400-meter hurdles.

In javelin throw, Bucknell collected 22 points on three placements. Evelyn Bliss ’27 clinched first, Brylee Tereska ’26 finished second and Melissa Viellette ’26 grabbed fifth.

The Bison continued to do well in the throws as Madison McGloin ’24 placed seventh in the hammer invite.

Elizabeth Bryant ’26 and Karly Renn ’25 split eighth place in the pole vault, sharing a point at their clearance of 10-11. 

In the jumping categories, Karen Hull ’24 won gold in the long jump, while Abby Eisold ’24 slotted eighth with her jump.

On the second day of competition, the women clinched another first place victory. They collected 152 points, won two events, had Hull win Women’s Field and Meet MVP and two teammates earned new top-ten marks. 

In the three relays, all teams placed in the top ten. The 4×100-meter relay of Amanda Agambire ’26, Colleen Linko ’24, Lila Gaughan ’24 and Hull finished seventh, the 4×400-meter relay of Katherine Loew ’25, Anna Posh ’25, Linko and Alison Cooke ’26 earned fourth and the 6000-meter relay of Margaret McLoughlin ’25, Granger, Rippey and Paczewski clinched first.

The two medley relays also performed very well. The 1600-meter sprint medley quartet of Emily Grubb ’24, Eisold, Maddy Hippensteal ’24 and Eva Lindner ’24 finished fifth, while the 4000-meter distance medley group of Mariana Engleby ’24, Derstine, Grace Vives ’26 and Carle won fourth place. 

The high jump trio of Olivia Boyce ’24, Hull and Abby Kates ’24 supplied 15 points earning fifth, first and seventh places.

Megan Baggetta ’27 continued her impressive freshman campaign with a third-place finish in the trip jump.

Hull also continued to earn points for the Bison with a seventh place finish in the 100-meter hurdles.

Regarding the throwers, Bucknell won nine points in the shot put. Justley Sharp ’27 finished third with a toss of 48-0 ¾, ranking her second in Bucknell history. Christine Ajao ’25 also added points with her sixth-place finish.

Sharp continued her record-breaking performances with a third-place victory in the discus throw. Her toss of 155-1 ¾ placed her fourth in the Bucknell record books.

After the Bison finished first place for both days, they hope to continue their success while hosting the Bison Outdoor Classic next weekend, April 12-14. 

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