Setting the Scene

What: Bison Opener

When: Friday-Saturday- Dec. 1-2

Where: Gerhard Fieldhouse- Lewisburg, Pa.


About The Bison

>> Friday marks the first of five indoor home meets for Bucknell this season.

>> Bucknell returns All-Patriot League honoree Nicholas Lombardo, who earned all-league citations in the long jump and high jump events during the indoor campaign.

>> Lombardo owns the school record in the high jump (6-11), while holding a top-five mark in the long jump (24-0 ¾).

>> Scott Gulizio owns the fourth-fastest time in the 800-meter with a time of 1:51.54.

>> William Melchionni ranks second all-time in the 300-meter with a time of 34.75.

>> Matthew Fay (16-0 ¾) and Maxwell Prizant (15-9) rank third and fourth, respectively, in the pole vault on Bucknell’s all-time list.

>> Drew Dorflinger owns a top-10 mark in the 5,000-meter with a time of 14:22.24.

Last Season at Bison Opener

>> Bucknell won four individual events while earning five IC4A qualifiers at last year’s Bison Opener.

>> David Frering (mile), Prizant (pole vault), Fay (pole vault) and Lombardo won their respective events at the season-opening meet.

>> Qualifying for the IC4A Championships included Lombardo, Prizant, Fay, Gulizio (800m) and Breen (shot put). 

Up Next

>> The Bison return to action on Jan. 6 to host UMBC and Saint Francis (Pa.) in a tri-meet at Gerhard Fieldhouse.