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 Jen Silvestri

**School record holder in the 400H (1:00.63) ... part of school-record indoor 4x400 relay (3:42.68) and second in outdoor 4x400 relay (3:46.39).**

Career: Recipient of Bucknell Athletics’ Lee S. “Bud” Ranck Award, given for outstanding spirit and contributions to the Bucknell program … six-time All-Patriot League selection … 2016 Patriot League champion in the 400 hurdles … 2015 Patriot League champion in the 500m … earned three All-East citations in the 4x400 relay …  

2015-16 (Senior): [Indoor]: All-Patriot League selection in the 4x400 relay … helped a 4x400 relay team win the title while placing second in the 60H at the Bison Opener … earned victories in the 500m and 4x400 relay events at the Gulden Invitational … ran a leg in the 4x400 relay that earned the silver at PL Indoors … won the bronze in the 60H and scored in the 500m with a personal record at PL Indoors … earned All-East status  [Outdoor]: Patriot League champion in the 400H … won the 100H and took second in the 400H at the Jim Taylor Invitational … scored in the 4x400 relay and 400H races at the Colonial Relays … scored in the 100H and 400H at the Bucknell Team Challenge … set the school record in the 400H to win the gold at PL Outdoors while scoring in the 100H

2014-15 (Junior): [Indoor] Competed at six events ... won the Patriot League title in the 500-meter dash with a time of 1:15.71, while also scoring points with a third-place finish in the 4x400 relay and a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter hurdles ... won the 500 with a time of 1:16.55 at the Gulden Invitational ... earned All-East honors with a seventh-place finish in the 4x400 relay at the ECAC Championships ... also qualified for the ECAC Championships in the 500 ... [Outdoor] Competed at five events ... scored points at the Patriot League Championships with a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter hurdles and a fifth-place finish in the 100-meter hurdles ... runner-up in the 400-meter hurdles and sixth in the 100-meter hurdles at the Bucknell Team Challenge ... qualified for the ECAC Championships in both hurdles events ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2013-14 (Sophomore): [Indoor] Placed fourth in the 500 (1:16.35) and sixth in the 60-meter hurdles (8.94) at the Patriot League Championships ... prelim time of 8.91 is fourth-best in program history ... earned All-Patriot League honors with a runner-up finish with the 4x400 relay (3:52.84) ... ECAC qualifier in the 500 and 4x400 relay ... the relay placed fourth at the ECAC Championships and broke the school record in both the prelims and finals ... time of 3:42.68 is nearly four seconds faster than the previous record ... became the ninth-fastest performer in school history in the 500 (1:16.26) in a third-place finish at the Youngstown State Invitational ... [Outdoor] Earned a silver medal in the 400-meter hurdles (1:00.82) and plaecd sixth in the 100 hurdles (14.73) at the Patriot League Championships ... time in the 400 hurdles ranks No. 2 in program history and 100 hurdles time ranks 10th ... helped the 4x400 relay to a second-place finish at the PL meet in the second-fastest time (3:46.39) in program history ... ECAC qualifier in the 400 hurdles ... won that event at the UMBC Invitational.

2012-13 (Freshman): [Indoor] Competed in three meets during debut season … finished second in the 60 hurdles (9.38) and 300 (41.52) at the Bucknell Mini Meet … both times were career bests … 300-meter time ranks second in program history … also placed second in the 400 (59.61) at the Bison Opener … suffered injury midway through indoor season and never fully recovered … [Outdoor] Placed third overall and second among Bison in the 400 hurdles at the Patriot League Championships … time of 1:03.22 at the league meet was a career best and ranks 10th in program history … placed seventh in the 400 hurdles at the Bison Outdoor Classic (1:03.89) and Bucknell Team Challenge (1:03.92) … won the 100 hurdles at the Maroon & Gold Invitational with a time of 15.59 … was first and only 100 hurdles race of the season.

Major: International Relations/Russian

Personal Records (through 2014-15 season)
Indoor
- 200 (26.49)
- 400 (58.85)
- 500 (1:15.71)
- 60H (9.00)
Outdoor
- 100H (14.54)
- 400H (1:01.23)

Position: Hurdles
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sparta, N.J.
High School: Sparta
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