Setting the Scene
What: Bison Opener
When: Friday-Saturday – Dec. 2-3
Where: Gerhard Fieldhouse – Lewisburg, Pa.
About the Bison
>> Friday marks the first of five indoor home meets for Bucknell this season.
>> Bucknell returns nine of its 12 All-Patriot League selections from the indoor season, including Christine Bendzinski (4x800 relay, mile, 1,000-meter), Sarah Chandler (4x800, 1,000m, mile, DMR), Emma Harris (4x800, DMR), Grace Loh (DMR), Kafilat Oladiran (60H), Laura Papili (DMR), Kate Scott (5,000m), Allison Sharkey (4x400) and Elyse Pettaway (4x400).
>> The current roster owns four individual school records, including the 60 hurdles (Oladiran), 1,000m (Chandler), 3,000m (Bendzinski) and the 5,000m (Scott).
>> 24 individuals on the team own top-10 times on Bucknell’s all-time lists.
Last Season at Bison Opener
>> Bucknell had four individuals win events at last year’s Bison Opener.
>> Oladiran won two events, including the 60H and 200m, while Papili won the 500m race and Seline Tan-Torres finished first in the 800m.
>> Sharkey and Pettaway each ran a leg in the 4x400 relay that recorded a first-place finish with an ECAC-qualifying time.
>> The Bison return to action Jan. 7 to host UMBC and Saint Francis (Pa.) in a tri-meet at Gerhard Fieldhouse.