Men’s and women’s track and field take gold in 22 events

Scott Goldstein, Staff Writer

Men’s and women’s track and field teams traveled down the road to Selinsgrove, Pa. on March 25 to compete in the Jim Taylor Invitational, winning nine and 13 events respectively. Sophomore sensation Reggie Harris ’19 topped 43 competitors to win the long jump with a jump of 21-10 3/4, in addition to winning the triple jump with a score of 46-10.

“I was feeling right. I was feeling light. I was there to fight,” Harris said.

First year track member Will Carter ’17 won the 400-meter with a time of 49.70 seconds, followed by Jacob Ashkettle ’17 with 49.95 seconds. Jacob Stupak ’20 finished first out of 52 runners in the 5,000-meter with a time of 15:26.67. The Bison swept the 100-meter, with Bobby Gablein ’20, Ryquan Harris ’20, and Jeffrey Brown ’20 finishing first, second, and third, respectively.  Harris and Brown ran alongside Carter and William Melchionni ’19 in the 4×100 relay team that finished in first place with a time of 41.83 seconds. Nicholas Lombardo ’18 won the high jump with a height of 6-7 1/2. Maxwell Prizant ’18 won the pole vault, clearing 15-5.

For the women’s team, Jenna Farmer ’19 came in first in the 5,000-meter with a time of 17:34.81. Christine O’Kane ’19 won the steeplechase, posting a time of 11:21.57. In the 1,500-meter, Colleen Buckley ’19 finished in first with a time of 4:43.49. Finishing in 12.35 seconds, Kaitlin Salisbury ’20 took first place in the 100-meter. Carli Lucke ’18 won the 400-meter in 58.79 seconds. In the 800-meter, Kathleen Fitzgerald ’17 came in first place, running the event in 2:15.82.

Laura Papili ’17 beat out 23 runners, finishing first in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:04.23. The 4×100 relay team, consisting of Salisbury, Lucke, Carly Reiner ’17, and Allison Sharkey ’17, broke a top-10 school record when they came in first place, posting a time of 47.66 seconds. The Bison swept all three jumping events. Alexa DiGregorio ’18 won both the long jump and the triple jump, while Lauren Hudson ’18 placed first in the high jump. Molly Montalvo ’19 threw the hammer 155-04 and took first. Stephanie Easse ’17 placed first in the discus, throwing it 133-02. Meg Sangimino ’17 and Rebecca Skovira ’17 became fourth and fifth all-time in program history in the javelin, throwing 150-06 and 148-03, respectively.

The Bison travel to Williamsburg, Va. on March 31 to April 1 to participate in the Colonial Relays.

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