PRINCETON, N.J. – The Bucknell men's track & field team wrapped up its first day at the IC4A Championships, held at Princeton's Weaver Stadium.
Two Bison, Nicholas Lombardo and Aidan Krombolz, placed in the top 10 in their respective events while the 4x100 relay team of Ryquan Harris, Jeffrey Brown, Alex Dessoye and Billy Melchionni clocked the fifth-fastest time (41.19) in school history en route to a seventh-place finish.
Lombardo was Bucknell's top finisher, taking sixth in the long jump with a distance of 23-4.75. Krombolz placed eighth in the javelin throw with a distance of 191-1.
Jordan Montero nearly joined Krombolz in the javelin throw's top 10, finishing 11th with a 180-10 mark. Scott Gulizio took 12th in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:51.64 which would have slotted him ninth in the Bison annals if he didn't already own the seventh-fastest time.
Connor McMenamin placed in the top half of the 3,000 steeplechase's field, timing in at 9:13.47 to take 15th.
"It was great to see our 4x100 relay earn All-East and score with a season-best time," said head coach Kevin Donner. "Gulizio ran a season-best time in the 800-meter run and wil be a force in the 4x800 tomorrow. Connor had a solid run in the steeplechase and will be a force in the future."
Lombardo, who holds Bucknell's second-best mark in the long jump, was coming off a runner-up finish in that event at the Patriot League Championships. He was the defending IC4A champion.
The top-eight finishers in each event earn All-East accolades, giving Bucknell three honorees at the end of the first day. The Bison, who are currently tied for 17th with six points, wrap up their time at the IC4A Championships tomorrow. William & Mary (38), Princeton (28) and Northeastern (28) are currently the top-three teams.