Women’s team records several season highs

Jonathan Tewodros, Staff Writer

The women’s track and field team continued its streak of impressive performances Feb. 7-8, when they had strong showings in multiple Ohio meets. Some of the Bison competed in the Youngstown State National Invitational in Youngstown, Ohio, while others participated in the Akron Invitational in Akron, Ohio.

The Bison had many season-bests at both meets, but none were bigger than Jennifer Zymet’s ’14 record-breaking performance in the 400 meter race at the Akron Invitational. Zymet finished fifth in the race in 55.93 seconds, which serves as the new school record and also qualifies her for the ECAC Championships. Sophia Nnadi ’16 also qualified for the ECAC’s in addition to winning the shot put at the Youngstown State Invitational. Nnadi’s heave of 45-01.00 places her fifth all-time in program history.

Also at Youngstown State, Zymet recorded a first place finish in the 500 meter race (1:14.70), as the Bison claimed seven of top eight spots in the event. Hana Casalnova ’14 finished first in the 1000 meter race (2:56.43), and Alison Billas ’16 claimed gold in the 5000 meter race (17:40.71), leading six other Bison that also finished in the top 10 for the event.

The Bison are setting themselves up as legitimate contenders for the Patriot League Championships, which will be held next weekend (Feb. 21-23) at Gerhard Fieldhouse. Only the Bucknell Tune-Up this evening at 5 p.m. separates them from the big meet, as the Patriot League roster has started to round itself into shape.

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