LEWISBURG, Pa. – In just her first collegiate meet, women’s track and field freshman Kaitlin Salisbury set the school record in the 60-meter dash on Saturday at the Bison Opener at Gerhard Fieldhouse.

Salisbury advanced to the finals of the 60m dash with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 7.62, breaking the previous school record of 7.74 set by Jess Bridle last season. In the finals, she crossed the finish line in 7.70 to win the race.

It was one of two first-place finishes for Salisbury, as she also won the individual title in the 200m, clocking a time of 25.64, a new top-10 program mark.

It was a strong season debut for the Bison, particularly from their freshmen class. In addition to Salisbury, Ella Schultz, Taylor Kennedy and Margaret Sliney each posted victories at the meet.

Schultz finished first in the shot put, recording a toss of 44-11 ½, etching her name onto Bucknell’s top-10 list. Kennedy won the 300m race with a time of 42.57, while Sliney won the 500m with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 1:16.78. Senior Allison Sharkey was the runner-up in the race, posting an ECAC-qualifying time of 1:16.84.  

In her season debut, Carly Reiner earned a first-place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 38-4, a new personal-record and a top-10 mark in school annals.

Sarah Chandler won the individual title in the 3,000m, finishing with an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:54.99, which is also a top-10 program performance. The Bison claimed the top three spots in the race, as Elizabeth Sheprow and Jenna Farmer finished second and third, respectively.

After advancing to the finals of the 60 hurdles, Kafilat Oladiran won the individual title with a time of 9.01. Emma Harris won the 800m with a mark of 2:18.50, while Seline Tan-Torres was the runner-up in the race. 

In the relays, a team comprised of Sliney, Harris, Tan-Torres and Jamie Kenney won the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:58.11.

“Our women showed some real nice depth as well as some big hitters which we will need to win a league title,” said head coach Kevin Donner. “I was especially pleased with our freshmen who accounted for five individual wins. This was a great rust buster and we plan to carry this momentum through the holiday break.”

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.