Fay Wins Pole Vault Event in the Youngstown State National Invitational

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Bucknell men’s track and field freshman Matthew Fay took the top spot in the pole vault on the final day of competition at the Youngstown State National Invite on Saturday.

Fay was easily the best in a field of 16 participants, recording a height of 16-0 ¾. His mark is now the third-best performance in program history.

After winning the long jump title yesterday, sophomore Nicholas Lombardo followed up his performance with a second place finish in the triple jump, recording a leap of 46-2 ½.

Junior Ross Pirnie competed in the mile, taking third out of 40 with an IC4A-qualfying time of 4:13.16.

In the 800m run, freshman Scott Gulizio took second out of 36 with a time of 1:54.56. Junior Jordan Jackson finished third in the event, crossing the line in 1:54.69.

Senior Grant Reynolds was the runner up in the 60m hurdles, recording a time of 8.35. Sophomores Thomas Matera and Peter Onusconich rounded out the top-10 finishes for the Bison in the event.

Sophomores David Frering and Kyle Adams placed second and third respectively in the 1000m run.

“The men had a nice meet,” says head coach Kevin Donner. “Fay was awesome in the pole vault and I liked how our 800 meter runners ran. Pirnie looked real good in the mile and Lombardo continues to impress in his jumps.”

Crusader Challenge

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – A small group of student-athletes competed in the Crusader Challenge hosted by Susquehanna University on Saturday.

Freshman James Capone competed in the 200m dash, finishing in the top-half in a loaded field of 53 runners.

Fellow freshman Max Hubbauer competed in the 800m run, while Brian Babyak represented Bucknell in the mile.

The Bison return to Gerhard Fieldhouse for their final home meet of the indoor season. The Bucknell Tune-Up will be held on Friday, Feb. 12.





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