Boston, Mass. – Christine Bendzinski broke her school record in the mile for a second-straight week, highlighting a strong day for the Bucknell women’s track and field team at the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by Boston University at the Track and Tennis Center.
Bendzinski finished sixth in the mile and set a school record in the event for a second consecutive week. She broke her time of 4:44.55 that she ran at the Penn State National Invitational by running a 4:43.12 on Saturday. Colleen Buckley ran a 4:55.97 and finished ninth in the mile to earn herself the seventh spot on the all-time top-10 list.
Kaitlin Salisbury placed fourth in the 60-meter dash clocking in at 7:78, which is a s season-best time.
Jennifer Dietrich finished 15th in the 400-meter dash with an ECAC-qualifying time of 57.20. With her performance, she now ranks ninth on the all-time top-10 list. Freshman Tiara Tardy continues to have quite a campaign for the Bison. Tardy clocked in an ECAC-qualifying standard of 2:10.27 in the 800-meter. She now ranks third on the all-time top-10 list.
Jenna Farmer placed fifth in the 1,000m earning an ECAC-qualifying time by clocking in at 2:52.52. She broke her 2:53.48 time from last year and still currently sits in seventh-place on the all-time top-10 list.
Lauren Hudson earned a sixth-place finish in the high jump, clearing 5-4.
“The team is starting to take shape as we look toward the league meet in two weeks. We continue to get healthier and are improving at the right time. The program produced several top-10 marks and was highlighted once again by Chrissy breaking her record in the mile,” Assistant Coach Richard Alexander said.
The Bucknell women’s track and field team placed 11th overall at the meet with a total of 25 points.
The Bison will next compete in the Bucknell Tune-Up, their final meet before the Patriot League Championships. The meet is set for Feb. 9 at Gerhard Fieldhouse.