Bison Women's Track's Monaghan Opens Penn Relays with Top-10 Finish
PHILADELPHIA - Bucknell track and field opened its run at the Penn Relays with a handful of competitors in the women's field on Thursday. Abby Monaghan (La Plata, Md./La Plata) placed fifth in the discus, while Emily Liggett (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Lawrenceville School (N.J.)) was 11th in the 3,000 with one of the best times in program history to highlight the Bison's start.
Monaghan claimed Bucknell's first top-10 finish of the day with her fifth-place showing in the college discus. The junior threw 148 feet, 7 inches at Franklin Field. Rebecca Misko (Morristown, N.J./Madison) joined her in the event, taking 16th with a throw of 140-1.
Liggett was the last Bison on the track on the first day of competition and capped things off with an 11th-place performance in the college 3,000 meters. The senior clocked in at 9 minutes, 45.55 seconds, giving her the third-fastest time in program history. She is just the third Bison to run the event in under 9:50.
Also in action on Thursday were Sarah Bella (Mendham, N.J./West Morris Mendham) in the Eastern shot put and Tayler Siegrist (Madison, N.J./Madison) in the college javelin. Bella threw 43-6 ½ for 16th place, while Siegrist's 126-6 earned her 15th.
Bucknell will be back in action tomorrow as the Penn Relays continues. The men's squad will make its debut with Luke Webster having a turn in the discus and Tom Barr, Stephen Koullias and Quinten Marcott competing in the shot put. Those Bison not in Philadelphia will compete in the Maroon & Gold Invitational in Bloomsburg, Pa.
Eastern Shot Put:
16. Sarah Bella - 43-6 ½