Bucknell Cross Country Set to Run in Tri-Meet at Duquesne on Saturday
Sept. 17, 2010
LEWISBURG, Pa. - Bucknell cross country will make its first road trip of the season, traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa., to take on Duquesne and Pittsburgh in a tri-meet at Schenley Oval on Saturday. The Bison are coming off a strong performance on their home course in which they claimed the individual winners on both the men's and women's sides two weeks ago. Bucknell will look for that success to continue this week as the women race at 9 a.m., followed by the men at 9:45.
- Like their male counterparts, the Bison women controlled the competition at the Bucknell Open two weeks ago. The Orange and Blue claimed 12 of the top 13 spots, including each of the first eight, at the home meet. Leading the way were Stephanie Fulmer (Pottstown, Pa./St. Pius X) and Sarah Moniz (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Regional), who finished first and second, respectively.
- Fulmer posted a three-mile time of 17:13 for the victory, barely edging out Moniz's 17:14 finish. The duo had a comfortable lead over third-place teammate Alysha Hooper (Meaford, Ontario/St. Mary's), who clocked in at 17:44. Freshmen Stephanie Bryan (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Kady Weisner (St. Mary's, Pa./Elk County Catholic) were fourth and fifth, respectively, in their first collegiate meet.
- Bucknell was ranked eighth in the USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Region Poll, as of Sept. 14. The Bison lead all Patriot League schools in the region, including Navy (10th), Lehigh (12th) and Lafayette (13th). The Duquesne women's squad was picked 14th in the latest standings.
- After winning the 2009 Patriot League Championships, Bucknell was selected first in the league's preseason poll. The Bison earned 96 points, besting second-place Navy, which claimed 79.
- Bucknell's 2010 team captains were also named before the season got underway. Moniz will serve as a Bison captain for the second year. She will be joined in the leadership role by senior Stephanie Hardenstine (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown Area).
- Duquesne's women's squad, which was picked fifth in the 2010 Atlantic 10 preseason poll, went 6-1 at the Duquesne Duals on Sept. 4 with its only loss coming to Saint Joseph's. Pittsburgh's women went 0-7 at the same meet. Duquesne won head-to-head against the Panthers, 15-48.