PRINCETON, N.J. – The Bucknell track and field team concluded competition in the 2014 ECAC/IC4A Championships, hosted by Princeton at the Weaver Track and Field Stadium, on Sunday, claiming one individual event title and earning runner-up honors in another race. Four Bison also competed in the shot put on the final day of the meet, turning in some impressive tosses to wrap up the three-day competition.
“It was great for our men to put 18 points on the board in the span of five minutes,” commented head coach Kevin Donner. “Andrew’s win was only the fifth individual title for Bucknell at the outdoor championships, and Christian came within an eyelash of winning the hurdles. We really had a nice weekend.”
As was the case on Saturday, juniors Andrew Garcia-Garrison and Christian Lupica highlighted the action on Sunday, each earning All-East honors in their events. Garcia-Garrison raced to the top spot in the 1500m, becoming the fifth Bison to win an outdoor individual title. The junior ran a tactical race, finishing in a time of 3:49.44.
Lupica, the 2014 Patriot League Track Athlete of the Meet, matched his semifinal time in the 110m hurdles, crossing the finish line at 13.94. The junior finished second by the slimmest of margins, taking the runner-up spot by one one-hundredth of a second, but the performance was his fourth sub-14 second outing of the season and was just one one-hundredth off of his personal-best time and school record.
In Sunday’s field events, juniors Brian Monahan and Jack Fellows joined freshman Joseph Breen in the men’s shot put, while sophomore Sophia Nnadi competed in the women’s event. Monahan tied for 19th with a heave of 52-06.75, while Fellows (48-04.75) and Breen (46-06.75) placed 30th and 35th, respectively. Nnadi was 11th in her respective event, turning in a mark of 44-11.00.
- 35th in shot put (46-06.75)
- 30th in shot put (48-04.75)
- 1st in 1500 (3:49.44)
- 2nd in 110H (13.94)
- tied for 19th in shot put (52-06.75)
- 11th in shot put (44-11.00)