Men’s track and field secure six first- place finishes in Bison Tune-Up

Jen Lee, Staff Writer

The men’s track and field team set out to prepare for the Patriot League Championships, and that is exactly what it did on Feb. 14 at the Bucknell Tune-Up meet at Gerhard Fieldhouse. The Orange and Blue came out on top, boasting six first-place finishes and three qualifying marks.

Anthony Menza ’16, Tyler Erhard ’14, and Jack Fellows ’15 all earned IC4A qualifying spots, with Erhard and Fellows claiming gold in their respective events. Menza finished third in the 200 meter (22.57), while Erhard secured the top spot in the 1000 meter (2:29.01). Fellows won the weight throw with a personal best of 62-03.75.

Joseph Breen’s ’17 performance earned him the Bison’s sixth-best-all-time mark in shot put, with a throw of 52-01.25, earning him in second place for the event.

“If everyone does what they can do, it’s going to be a very close meet, going down to the wire, and I think we have what it takes to come out on top,” Breen said about the league championship.

Dennis Logan ’14 secured a first place finish in the 500, while Grant Reynolds ’15 also sported a win in hurdles to round out the track portion of the meet. Nathaniel Witter ’14 won the pole vault for the Bison and Kevin Keller ’15 pushed past competitors to earn himself the top spot in the long jump.

The team has prepared all week in hopes of winning the biggest meet of its indoor season, the Patriot League Championship. The meet starts today at noon in Gerhard Fieldhouse.

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