PRINCETON, N.J. – Jenna Farmer earned first-place in the 3,000-meter on Sunday to lead the Bucknell women's track and field team on the final day of the ECAC Championships at Princeton's Weaver Stadium. Six Bison earned All-East honors at the three-day meet.
Bucknell finished third in the team standings for the second straight year, scoring 38 points, tying a school record posted last season.
Farmer became the fourth Bison in Bucknell history to win an individual title. She was the top runner in a field of 14 participants with a mark of 9:48.98, finishing nearly two seconds faster than her seed.
Rebecca Skovira, the Patriot League champion in the javelin, earned All-East honors in the event. The senior was the runner-up with a toss of 144-9. Meg Sangimino, an all-league selection, finished fifth with a heave of 142-3 to earn All-East accolades.
Kaitlin Salisbury earned All-East status in the long jump. An All-Patriot League selection, the rookie placed fourth with a leap of 18-11 ¾.
“Overall, it was a good meet for us,” said Patriot League Coach of the Year Kevin Donner. “The women finished third for the second straight year and won a trophy. We are starting to become better at postseason championship meets than previous years. We had six All-East individuals which is very good for us. It's all about the mindset. Farmer winning an individual title is great for our program.”
The NCAA East Preliminary Meet is scheduled for May 26-28 at the University of Kentucky.