Lewisburg, Pa. - The Bucknell women’s track and field team won eight events and had three women qualify for the ECAC Championships as the Bison Opener wrapped up Saturday at Gerhard Fieldhouse.

Senior Christine Bendzinski and juniors Colleen Buckley and Jenna Farmer put up ECAC qualifying times. Bendzinski finished first in the 3000-meter run with a time of 9:51.28, while her teammate Farmer finished second with a time of 9:58.76. Buckley rounded out the ECAC qualifiers by finishing in the top spot in the 5000-meter run with a time of 17:33.67.

Kaitlin Salisbury took the top spot in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.83 seconds, and Taylor Kennedy followed suit in the 300-meter dash earning a first-place finish with a time of 43.30.

The Bison did their most damage in the 500-meter run where they took the first four spots. Sophomore Gianna Mincone took the top spot in the 800-meter with a final time of 2:18.86 and Delaney worth won the mile in a time of 5:33.43.

Bucknell's 4x400 meter relay that consisted of Carli Lucke, Emily Ryan, Natalie Waterhouse, and Jennifer Dietrich finished in first place with a time of 4:00.89.

“I thought our ladies had a very solid meet. We had a number of ECAC qualifiers and a good number of wins. We had to hold out a few athletes because they were hurt. This affected our depth, and we will need those athletes back if we want to win a league championship. Overall, it was a successful season-opener.” Kevin Donner said.

The Bison will have a month off before their next competition when they host a tri-meet on Saturday, Jan. 6.