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