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Courtesy: Marc Hagemeier
Bucknell Track & Field Welcomes Promising First-Year Class
Release:   07/24/2014
LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Bucknell head cross country/track and field coach Kevin Donner has announced the prorgam's newest recruiting class. The Bison men's team welcomes 13 student-athletes for the 2014-15 campaign, while the women's squad adds a large class of 25 newcomers. The latest recruits will look to boost an already successful Bucknell unit that won numerous Patriot League championships throughout its history.

"We feel very good about this incoming class both athletically and academically," said Donner. "We were able to reinforce a few areas that needed some help and enhance a few areas where we were already strong. I have a belief that you cannot evaluate a recruiting class until two years later because a lot can happen physically and emotionally. However, on paper I would rank it as one of our strongest and deepest classes for the women. The men's class may not be as deep, but we did get some high-quality athletes who will meet our needs right away."

Since the Patriot League's inception as an all-sports league in 1990-91, the Bison men's and women's cross country and track and field teams have combined for 51 team championships and 53 second-place finishes. The following first-year student-athletes will be looking to continue that championship tradition.

MEN:
Kyle Adams -- Boalsburg, Pa./State College Area (middle distance)
William Bordash -- Ridgefield, Conn./Ridgefield (distance)
David Frering -- Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood (middle distance)
Adam Karl -- East Petersburg, Pa./Hempfield (jumps)
Tyler Kolar -- Mount Pleasant, Pa./Mount Pleasant (pole vault)
Nicholas Lombardo -- Darien, Conn./Darien (jumps)
Thomas Matera -- Pelham, N.Y./Fordham Prep (hurdles)
Peter Onusconich -- Manhattan Beach, Calif./Mira Costa (hurdles)
Jordan Powers -- Lakewood, N.Y./Southwestern (hurdles)
Maxwell Prizant -- Poland, Ohio/Shadyside Academy (Pa.) (pole vault)
Christopher Simone -- Old Bridge, N.J./Old Bridge (throws)
Christopher Sisto -- Bernardsville, N.J./Bernards (distance)
Zachary Williams -- North Branford, Conn./Xavier (distance)

WOMEN:
Rebecca Agege -- Los Angeles, Calif./Harvard Westlake (jumps)
Christine Bendzinski -- Hebron, Conn./RHAM (distance)
Anna Black -- Greenwich, Conn./Greenwich (sprints)
Chloe Brown -- Glasonbury, Conn./Glastonbury (pole vault)
Jenna Calando -- Sandy Hook, Conn./Newtown (pole vault)
Sara Christian -- Flanders, N.J./Mt. Olive (distance)
Emma Cousins -- Lemont, Pa./State College Area (distance)
Madeline Davidian -- Skillman, N.J./Montgomery (pole vault)
Alexa DiGregorio -- Pilesgrove, N.J./Woodstown (jumps)
Emily Fisher -- Millerstown, Pa./Greenwood (throws)
Maeve Greeley -- Auburndale, Ma./Newton North (distance)
Emma Harris -- Powell, Ohio/Columbus School for Girls (middle distance)
Isabelle Hinckley -- Manakin-Sabot, Va./St. Catherine's School (jumps)
Allison Horn -- Bath, Pa./Northampton (hurdles/jumps)
Lauren Hudson -- Amherst, N.Y./Williamsville (jumps)
Jamie Kenny -- Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven (sprints/hurdles)
Carli Lucke -- Archbald, Pa./Valley View (sprints)
Kafilat Oladiran -- Silver Spring, Md./Montgomery Blair (hurdles)
Emily Ryan -- Wellesley, Mass./Wellesley (sprints)
Kate Sabatino -- Long Valley, N.J./West Morris Central (sprints/hurdles)
Lindsay Schafer -- Flanders, N.J./Mt. Olive (distance)
Chloe Shapiro -- Weston, Conn./Weston (jumps)
Brennan Sharkey -- Hackettstown, N.J./West Morris Central (distance)
Alison Varano -- Paxinos, Pa./Mount Carmel Area (multi)
Delaney Worth -- Islip, N.Y./St. Anthony's (distance)

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