LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell women’s track and field team posted top-10 program marks in four events Saturday on the final day of action at the Bison Outdoor Classic at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The Bison finished with 71 points, winning the team title by less than a point over Duquesne.
Ella Schultz, the reigning Patriot League Female Rookie of the Week, was the runner-up in the shot put, posting an ECAC-qualifying toss of 45-10 ¾, now the fourth-best mark in Bucknell history.
Kaitlin Salisbury posted a top-10 time in the 200-meter dash, taking third in a field of 79 runners with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 25.04, now eighth-fastest in school history.
Laura Papili set a personal record in the 400 hurdles. She finished fourth of 48 in the race with an ECAC-qualifying time of 1:02.70, sixth-fastest in school annals.
In the 4x100m relay, a team of Carli Lucke, Carly Reiner, Allison Sharkey and Kaitlin Salisbury scored with an ECAC-qualifying time of 47.33 in a fourth-place finish. The time is the fourth-fastest in program history.
Molly Montalvo scored in the hammer, taking seventh with a heave of 161-03.
Maddie Garner of West Virginia and Katherine Pitman of Ithaca broke the facility record in the pole vault, each clearing 13-1 ½, beating the previous best of 12-9 ½ set in 2014.
“The Bison Outdoor Classic was a great meet for our team,” said head coach Kevin Donner. “They seemed excited about being at home and I believe having the entire team together really boosted moral. The weather was nice which helped most of our athletes although there was a head wind for the short sprints and hurdles. We are down to the final month for most of our athletes so it’s time to start priming them for some peak performances.”
Bucknell will host its final home meet of the season, the Bucknell Team Challenge, on Apr. 22.