LEWISBURG, Pa. – The Bucknell men’s track and field team won three individual events on Saturday at the Bison Opener at Gerhard Fieldhouse.

Junior Nicholas Lombardo along with sophomores Scott Gulizio and William Melchionni each posted victories in the 2016-17 indoor debut for the Bison.

Lombardo recorded a leap of 22-9 to earn the individual title in the long jump. Reggie Harris was the runner-up in the event with a jump of 22-2 ½, a new personal-record.

Gulizio was the first athlete to cross the finish line in the 800-meter, clocking a time of 1:58.02. Melchionni won the 300m race with a time of 34.75, now the second-fastest mark in school annals.

Senior Joseph Breen qualified for the IC4A Championships in the shot put, posting a heave of 54-11 ½ in a second-place finish. Sophomore Matthew Fay was the runner-up in the pole vault, clearing 15-3.

Senior Jacob Ashkettle posted a second-place finish in the 400m with a time of 50.27, while freshman Sean Conway was the runner-up in the 500m in his collegiate debut.

“Although we had a few great individual performances, we did have some weaknesses exposed that we need to work on,” said head coach Kevin Donner. “We had a few guys that didn’t compete due to being banged up and it’s important that we get them back soon.”

The Bison will have a month off before their next competition, when they host UMBC and Saint Francis (Pa.) in a tri-meet on Jan. 7 at Gerhard Fieldhouse.