YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Bucknell men’s track and field team earned two first-place finishes Friday following the opening day of competition at the Youngstown State National Invitational at Watson and Tressel Training Site.

Jacob Ashkettle picked up his second win of the season in the 500-meter, beating out a field of 24 runners with a time of 1:05.72. The Bison claimed the top three spots in the race, as freshmen Sean Conway and Steve Rizio finished second and third, respectively.

Jordan Jackson won his first individual title of his career Friday in the 1,000m with a time of 2:30.65, a personal record. Kyle Adams was the runner-up in the race, while Nick Pacelli placed third.

Reggie Harris took third of 26 in the long jump, posting a distance of 21-7 ¼. Steve Bolger finished seventh with a leap of 20-11 ¾, while Micah Sims recorded a jump of 20-7, giving the Bison three top-10 finishers.

Meyo Invitational 

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Three Bison posted IC4A-qualifying marks Friday on the first day of action at the Meyo Invitational at Loftus Sports Center.

Despite missing the semifinals of the 60m by .01 seconds, Will Carter improved upon his top-10 program effort and qualified for the IC4A Championships in the race, clocking in at 6.97. Carter also improved his mark in the 200m with a time of 21.86.

Both competing in the 5,000m for the first time this season, Luke Giugliano and Drew Dorflinger each posted IC4A-qualifying times in the race. Giugliano finished in the top-10 with a time of 14:34.66, while Dorflinger completed the race in 14:37.73.

Both the Youngstown State National Invitational and Meyo Invitational will conclude Saturday with a second day of competition.