Setting the Scene

What: Nittany Lion Challenge

When: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Where: Multi-Sport Facility and Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track, State College, Pa.

About the Bison/Last Time Out

  •     The Bison are set for their first road meet of the season.
  •     Bucknell won seven events in a triangular meet against UMBC and Lafayette at Gerhard Fieldhouse.
  •     Charlie Scales led the Bison with a victory in the 600-meter run. He broke the facility record set by Michael Stronkso (1:25.13) last season by clocking in a 1:24.33 split.
  •     Michael Bortolot and James Weissenborn finished one and two in the 1000-meter run. Bortolot finished with a time of 2:38.07 and Weissenborn crossed the finish line just a second later with a 2:39.07 split.
  •     Nicholas Lombardo picked up a win in the long jump (22-01 ¾) and Matthew Fay followed suit by taking first in the pole vault by recording a (15-05).
  •     Bucknell Men's Track and Field also took first in the 3000m, high jump, and mile events.
  •     A team of Scales, Ryquan Harris, Bobby Gablein and Jacob Stupak won the sprint medley relay with a time of 3:34.84.

Competing Teams

  •     Including Bucknell, 10 teams will be competing at the Nittany Lion Challenge:
  •     Below is a list of schools competing at the Nittany Lion Challenge:
  •     Penn State
  •     Cornell
  •     Georgetown
  •     Iowa State
  •     Maryland
  •     Pittsburgh
  •     Point Park
  •     Villanova
  •     #8 Virginia Tech

Quotes from Head Coach Kevin Donner

“After a nice rust buster last week, we are going to compete in a much more intense meet. It is a non-scored meet and still very early in the season, so expectations of PR’s are not there yet, but we do need to step up our game as we go against some of the top rated programs on the East Coast. We are excited to be in a meet of this caliber.”

Up Next

  •      Bucknell returns to action Jan. 20 to compete in the Gulden Invitational at Gerhard Fieldhouse, the third of five indoor home meets.