LEWISBURG, Pa. – Senior Jennifer Zymet, a three-time outdoor 400m champion who also claimed her first 500m league title last winter, is no stranger to speedy performances. She elevated herself to new heights this weekend however, breaking records in two different events, and was honored as the Bison Athlete of the Week on Monday after an impressive weekend of competition.
Zymet began the weekend with the 500m event at the Youngstown State National Invitational, taking top honors in the race with a blazing fast time of 1:14.70. The mark, her personal best and an ECAC qualifying time, shattered the Watson and Tressel Training Site (WATTS) facilty record of 1:15.78 set by Duquesne’s Abby O’Connell on Jan. 25, 2013, and also made her the second-fastest performer in the event in program history.
The senior followed Friday’s performance up with an equally impressive showing at the Akron Invitational on Saturday, breaking the Bucknell school record in the 400m event with a lightning fast time of 55.93. The mark, also an ECAC qualifying time, placed her fifth in the meet and was well ahead of the previous program mark of 56.74, set by Yetunde Daniels in 2000.
Zymet and the rest of the Bison will host the Bucknell Tune-Up meet on Friday, Feb. 14 as part of their preparations for the upcoming Patriot League Championships. The Bison, who are looking to repeat as the women’s conference champions, are set to host the league meet from Friday, Feb. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 23 at Gerhard Fieldhouse.