LEWISBURG, Pa. – Nicholas Lombardo won the long jump to lead the Bucknell men’s track and field team on the final day of action Saturday at the Bison Outdoor Classic at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium. The Bison tallied 48 points, finishing third in the team standings among 18 schools that scored points
Lombardo was the top jumper in a field of 40 participants, posting an IC4A-qualifying leap of 23-9 ½.
Scott Gulizio was the runner-up in the 800-meter, clocking a time of 1:51.18, matching his personal record, which is the seventh-fastest time in program history. Jordan Jackson (1:52.93) and Sean Conway (1:52.94) both cracked the top-10, meeting the IC4A requirement.
Matthew Fay tied his personal record in the pole vault. He finished third in a field of 38 athletes, clearing 16-2 ¾, the second-best mark in Bucknell history.
William Melchionni and Jacob Ashkettle both posted IC4A marks in the 400m. Melchionni clocked a time of 48.72, while Ashkettle finished in 49.08. Melchionni also posted an IC4A mark in the 200m with a time of 22.12.
Joseph Breen recorded an IC4A mark in the shot put, finishing fifth with a heave of 54-0.
Army West Point won the team title, tallying 54.5 points. Buffalo was the runner-up with 53 points.
“The Bison Outdoor Classic was a great meet for our team,” said head coach Kevin Donner. “They seemed excited about being at home and I believe having the entire team together really boosted moral. The weather was nice which helped most of our athletes although there was a head wind for the short sprints and hurdles. We are down to the final month for most of our athletes so it’s time to start priming them for some peak performances.”
Bucknell will host its final home meet of the season, the Bucknell Team Challenge, on Apr. 22.