Track and field dominates Bucknell Tune-Up in preparation for Patriot League Championships

Erica Chen, Contributing Writer

The men’s and women’s Bison track and field teams hosted their final meet of the indoor season on Feb. 10 before the Patriot League Indoor Championships.

The women won eight events, dominating the Bucknell Tune-Up. Highlights include Carly Reiner ’17 winning the 60-meter dash, Elyse Pettaway ’17 winning the 400-meter dash, Margaret Sliney ’20 winning the 500-meter run, Kathleen Fitzgerald ’17 winning the 800-meter run, Jenna Farmer ’19 winning the 1,000-meter run, Kate Scott ’17 winning the 3,000-meter run, Alexa DiGregorio ’18 winning the women’s long jump, and Molly Montalvo ’19 winning the women’s weight throw.

“Our team performed well this weekend and it gave us more confidence going into next weekend,” hurdler Alexandra Koumas ’20 said.

The men’s team also had similar successes at the meet. Will Carter ’17 won the 60-meter and the 200-meter dashes, Jacob Ashkettle ’17 won the 400-meter dash, Jordan Jackson ’17 won the 1,000-meter run, and Nicholas Lombardo ’18 won the men’s high jump.

Overall, this weekend was a good warm-up for the caliber of next week’s meet.

“Some people got to rest up, while others used this meet as a good tune-up and some put themselves in the conversation to make our league lineup. I was excited to see a lot of season best marks,” head coach Kevin Donner said.

Bison track and field will be traveling to Boston University from Feb. 17–19 for the Patriot League Championships to seek their first indoor title since 2012.

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