Setting the Scene
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016 – 12 p.m.
Where: Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex – Easton, Pa. – View Course
About the Bison
>> Bucknell returns to action following a pair of meets on Oct. 14-15 at the Penn State Nationals and the Leopard Invitational.
>> The Bison finished 12th in a field of 16 teams at the Penn State Nationals. Luke Giugliano led the way for Bucknell, finishing 30th of 144.
>> Drew Dorflinger finished 69th, while Will Bordash placed 70th, respectively. Ross Pirnie took 72nd, while Jacob Stupak finished 78th to round out the top five runners for the Bison.
>> Bucknell placed fifth in a field of seven teams at the Leopard Invitational, finishing ahead of La Salle and Lafayette.
>> In a field of 86 runners, Kyle Adams led the way with a seventh-place showing in the 8k race. Jordan Jackson placed 27th, followed by Brendan McGill (39th) and Landin Delaney (47th), giving Bucknell four runners in the top 50.
Patriot League Championship History
>> Bucknell has won six Patriot League titles since the league formed in 1990. It won the first three championships and then won three in a row again from 1997-99.
>> The Bison finished sixth at last year’s championships at Colgate. Zach Williams had a solid showing, finishing 26th of 98, while Giugliano finished 37th and Pirnie placed 39th.
>> Navy has won three-straight league titles and seven of the past eight. Midshipmen senior Lucas Stalnaker won the individual title last year.
>> Bordash was named Patriot League Rookie of the Meet in 2014 with a 26th-place showing.
*Quote – “Our men have been solid, however, the league is very tough,” says head coach Kevin Donner. “It’s Navy’s meet to lose as they seem to have a great combination of front runners and depth. Boston University, Army West Point, Lehigh and American have very good teams and we hope to mix things up with them.”
>> Bucknell returns to action Nov. 11 to compete at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, hosted by Penn State.