WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Bucknell women’s track and field team concluded an outstanding weekend of competition at Zable Stadium and the Dan Stimson Throwing Events Area on Saturday, compiling 51 points to finish fifth at the Colonial Relays. The Bison scored points in five events on the final day of the meet, and also produced two top-ten program marks.
“I was very pleased to finish in the top five,” commented head coach Kevin Donner. “Our ladies are doing a nice job in the outdoor season, demonstrating their ability to bounce back after a disappointing indoor season. We are looking forward to being at home for the next couple of weeks, and we expect our times and distances to improve.”
Rutgers took the team title with 111 points, while Villanova (76), Delaware (64), William and Mary (57) and Bucknell (51) rounded out the top five. Holy Cross, American and Loyola also represented the Patriot League at the prestigious meet, finishing ninth, 30th and 38th, respectively.
Sophomores Sophia Nnadi and Abigail Brundage were the only individual scorers for the Bison on the second day of the meet, finishing sixth and eighth, respectively, in the shot put. Nnadi produced a toss of 42-09.50, while Brundage turned in a performance of 42-00.50.
Bucknell also turned in impressive races in three of the relays contested on Saturday, with their highest finish coming in the distance medley relay. The squad of senior Emily Waksmunski, senior Jennifer Zymet, freshman Sarah Chandler and senior Hana Casalnova claimed the second spot in the event with a time of 11:48.03, producing the fourth-best performance ever by a Bucknell team. The 4x400m relay team of Zymet, junior Kim Nagotko, sophomore Jenn Silvestri and freshman Elyse Pettaway also worked its way onto the top ten list, finishing third in 3:47.24, and the 4x1500m rounded out the scoring relay squads. Senior Deanna Godby, junior Justine Schnell, freshman Elizabeth Sheprow and junior Zoe Gaston combined to finish fifth in the event, racing to a time of 19:08.29.
In addition to the exciting competition at the Colonial Relays, several members of the squad were in action closer to home at Susquehanna’s Crusader Classic. Sophomore Nora Adams was the lone event winner on the women’s side, finishing first in the 5000m with a time of 18:25.34.
Bucknell will be back in action on Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13 when it hosts the Bison Outdoor Classic at the school’s Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.