SELINSGROVE, Pa. - The Bucknell women’s track and field team opened its outdoor season Saturday with 13 first-place finishes at the Jim Taylor Invitational at Amos Alonzo Stagg Field.
Jenna Farmer was the top runner in the 5,000-meter, completing the race in 17:34.81. Christine O’Kane opened up the outdoor season with a first-place finish in the steeplechase with a mark of 11:21.57.
Carli Lucke won the individual title in the 400m with a time of 58.79, as the Bison claimed the top four spots in the standings. Kathleen Fitzgerald was the top runner in the 800m, finishing in 2:15.82.
Laura Papili opened the outdoor season with a first-place finish in the 400 hurdles. She beat out 23 runners with a time of 1:04.23.
The Bison claimed all three jumping titles on Saturday. Alexa DiGregorio won the long jump with a leap of 16-11 ¼, while finishing first in the triple jump with a mark of 34-7 ½. Lauren Hudson won the high jump with a jump of 5-3 ¾.
Meg Sangimino and Rebecca Skovira each set a personal-record in the javelin. Sangimino recorded a toss of 150-06, now fourth-best in program history. Skovira posted a heave of 148-03, which now ranks fifth all-time in school annals.
“Overall, it was a great rust buster for us,” said head coach Kevin Donner. “We got back from spring break last week and could not get on the outdoor track due to the snow. We improvised some workouts and trained through this meet for the training effect and to solidify a Colonial Relays lineup. We were able to travel everyone to give them a competitive opportunity and many of our athletes took advantage. I am very excited to see what we do in the next couple of weeks.”
Bucknell returns to action Mar. 31-Apr. 1 when it travels down to Virginia to compete at the Colonial Relays.