Bucknell Sweeps Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championships

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Kevin Donner was named Patriot League Coach of the Year for both the men and women for leading Bucknell to titles on each side.
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Kevin Donner was named Patriot League Coach of the Year for both the men and women for leading Bucknell to titles on each side.
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May 4, 2013

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. - For the third time in the last four seasons, Bucknell pulled off a sweep at the Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championships as the Bison won the title on both the men and women's side on Saturday at Lehigh's Goodman Campus Track.

The Bucknell men took home their fourth-consecutive outdoor title, finishing with 184 points to pull in ahead of Army (170) and Navy (159). Lehigh (85) was next with Lafayette (32), American (26), Colgate (16) and Holy Cross (10) rounding out the field.

After a dominant performance at the indoor track and field championships in February, the Bucknell women were equally impressive this weekend to win their fourth outdoor title in five seasons. The Bison came in first place with 183 points, in front of runner-up Navy (141) and third-place Lehigh (119.25). Holy Cross (85.25), Lafayette (76.25), Army (66.25), Colgate (10) and American (1) rounded out the field. It was the first sweep of indoor and outdoor titles since the Bison also did it in 2010.

Following the meet, Bucknell Head Coach Kevin Donner was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year on both the men and women's sides. Additional individual awards included the following student-athletes.

Men's Track Athlete of the Meet: Kyler Martin, Army
Men's Field Athlete of the Meet: Leonard Joseph, Bucknell
Men's Rookie of the Meet: Jay Stell, Navy
Women's Track Athlete of the Meet: Stephanie Okpoebo, Holy Cross
Women's Field Athlete of the Meet: Maressa Guynn, Navy
Women's Rookie of the Meet: Chrissy Haney, Bucknell

For final results from the weekend, go here. More details on both the men and women's competitions are included below, along with the full list of All-Patriot League recipients.

MEN

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The reign continued for the Bucknell men, who won the Patriot League Outdoor Track and Field Championships for the fourth consecutive season on Saturday at Lehigh's Goodman Campus Track.

The Bison won their fifth overall League crown, also claiming the inaugural title in 1991. They scored 184 points to pull in ahead of Army (170) and Navy (159). Lehigh (85) was next with Lafayette (32), American (26), Colgate (16) and Holy Cross (10) rounding out the field.

Bucknell won five of the 22 events, with Justin Hicks finishing first in both the 100 and 200-meter dash. Kevin Keller claimed the long jump, Ray Holmes won the triple jump and Leonard Joseph claimed the title in the hammer throw on his way to earning Men's Field Athlete of the Meet recognition.

Army finished second place with Kyler Martin leading the way by winning the 110-meter and 400-meter hurdles to also claim the Male Track Athlete of the Meet honor. Also winning individual titles for the Black Knights were Clyde Wilson (800-meter), Mark Castelli (3000-meter steeplechase) and Shane Jones (shot put), while Army also came in first in the 4 X 400 and 4 X 800 relays.

Navy also had an impressive collection of titles, with victories from Weston Kennedy (1500-meter), Christopher Galvin (10,000-meter), Mark Vetere (pole vault), Zack Duncavage (discus) and Jay Stell (javelin), and the 4 X 100 relay team also coming in first place. Stell was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Meet, while Duncavage shattered the Patriot League Championship meet record with a toss of 58.74 in the discus and Galvin set a meet record with a time of 29:57.26 in the 10,000-meter run.

Three of the remaining titles went to Lehigh, with Ryan Paquin (decathlon), Devin Monroe (400-meter) and Patrick Ciez (high jump) winning on their home track. American's Mark Allen was victorious in the 5,000-meter run.

Joseph, Vetere and Duncavage all defended their individual titles from last season, while half of the winners had the best time or mark in the Patriot League coming into the weekend.

Bucknell Head Coach Kevin Donner was named the Men's Coach of the Year for the fourth consecutive season.

Indvidual awards and All-Patriot League honors from the Patriot League Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championship are included below. All first-place finishers earned first-team All-Patriot League honors, and second place received second-team All-League distinction.

Individual Awards
Men's Track Athlete of the Meet: Kyler Martin, Army
Men's Field Athlete of the Meet: Leonard Joseph, Bucknell
Men's Rookie of the Meet: Jay Stell, Navy
Men's Coach of the Year: Kevin Donner, Bucknell

All-Patriot League

First-Team
Bucknell: Justin Hicks (100 and 200-meter), Kevin Keller (long jump), Ray Holmes (triple jump), Leonard Joseph (hammer throw)
Army: Kyler Martin (110 and 400-meter hurdles), Clyde Wilson (800-meter), Mark Castelli (3000-meter steeplechase), Shane Jones (shot put), Christopher Smith, Clyde Wilson, Stevyn Spees and Patrick Taylor (4 X 400-meter relay), Nathan Fisher, Kevin Russell, Stevyn Spees and Clyde Wilson (4 X 800-meter relay)
Navy: Weston Kennedy (1500-meter), Christopher Galvin (10,000-meter), Mark Vetere (pole vault), Zack Duncavage (discus), Jay Stell (javelin), Rico Goldstone, Austin Batiste, Bret Bogaard, Mitch Simmonds (4 X 100-meter relay)
Lehigh: Ryan Paquin (decathlon), Devin Monroe (400-meter), Patrick Ciez (high jump)
American: Mark Allen (5,000-meter)

Second-Team
Bucknell: Kamal Riley (100-meter), John Dugan (3000-meter steeplechase), Nathaniel Witter (pole vault), Kevin Tapper (long jump), Alex Prieto (triple jump), Stephen Koullias (shot put), Luke Webster (discus)
Army: Thomas Ryan (110-meter hurdles), Christopher Smith (400-meter hurdles), Nicholas Snoad (hammer throw), Jacob Drozd (javelin)
Lehigh: Devin Monroe (200-meter), Benjamin Konigsberg, Devin Monroe, Justin Mahoney, Martin Otieno (4 X 100-meter relay), Adeolu Adesida (high jump)
Navy: Austin Batiste (400-meter), Joshua Kingsland (800-meter), Sean Rynning (1,500-meter), Joshua Shaw, Sean Rynning, Joshua Kingsland, Weston Kennedy (4 X 800-meter relay), Christopher Fowler (decathlon)
American: Mark Leininger (5,000-meter)
Lafayette: Ryan McVeigh, Nick Hepp, Jarrel Bobb, Bill Leonard (4 X 400-meter relay)
Colgate: Chris Johnson (10,000-meter)
Holy Cross: Tim Dunn (pole vault)

WOMEN

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bucknell came away with the Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship for the fourth time in five seasons and 13th in school history after a strong performance at Lehigh's Goodman Campus Track on Friday and Saturday.

The Bison won the crown for the 12th time in the last 15 years by scoring 183 points for the weekend, ahead of runner-up Navy (141) and third-place Lehigh (119.25). Holy Cross (85.25), Lafayette (76.25), Army (66.25), Colgate (10) and American (1) rounded out the field. It was the first sweep of indoor and outdoor titles since the Bison also did it in 2010.

The all-around strong performance for Bucknell included seven titles for the weekend. Jennifer Zymet won the 400-meter, Beth Braunegg captured the 1,500-meter, Chrissy Haney won the 400-meter hurdles, Alyssa Cardillo claimed the long jump and Sophia Nnadi took home the shot put for individual crowns, while the Bison also won the 4 X 100 and 4 X 800-meter relays. Haney was named Patriot League Rookie of the Meet for her performance. The 4 X 100-meter relay team of Zymet, Sasha Hornock, Jess Bridle and Kim Nagotko set a meet record with a time of 46.68.

Navy got a pair of titles from Brigid Byrne, who won both the 5,000 and 10,000-meter runs. Crystan Mclymore (triple jump), Maressa Guynn (discus) and Alix Membreno (javelin) also won titles for the Mids, with Guynn claiming the Patriot League Female Field Athlete of the Meet honor after setting a meet record in the discus with a toss of 51.97 meters.

Lehigh also had a two-event winner as Brooke Astor was in first place in the heptathlon and 100-meter hurdles, while Jimil Ataman won the hammer.

Holy Cross was led by Stephanie Okpoebo, who won both the 100 and 200-meter dash races to claim the Patriot League Female Track Athlete of the Meet honor. Brittany Gorski won the 800-meter run for the Crusaders.

Lafayette got individual titles from both Rose Willey (3,000-meter steeplechase) and Elise Buffinton (pole vault), while Army had an individual win from McKenzie Majchrzak (high jump) as well as a victory in the 4 X 400-meter relay.

Okpoebo defended both of her titles from last year's championship, while Zymet repeated in the 400-meter. Ten of the winners had the top time or mark in the Patriot League coming into the weekend.

Bucknell Head Coach Kevin Donner was named the Patriot League Women's Coach of the Year for the seventh time.

Indvidual awards and All-Patriot League honors from the Patriot League Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championship are included below. All first-place finishers earned first-team All-Patriot League honors, and second place received second-team All-League distinction.

All-Patriot League

First-Team
Bucknell: Jennifer Zymet (400-meter), Beth Braunegg (1,500-meter), Chrissy Haney (400-meter hurdles), Jennifer Zymet, Sasha Hornock, Jess Bridle and Kim Nagotko (4 X 100-meter relay), Emily Waksmunski, Erin Horleman, Beth Braunegg, Caroline Tolli (4 X 800-meter relay), Alyssa Cardillo (long jump), Sophia Nnadi (shot put)
Navy: Brigid Byrne (5,000 and 10,000-meter), Crystan Mclymore (triple jump), Maressa Guynn (discus), Alix Membreno (javelin)
Lehigh: Brooke Astor (100-meter hurdles and decathlon), Jimil Ataman (hammer throw)
Holy Cross: Stephanie Okpoebo (100 and 200-meter), Brittany Gorski (800-meter)
Lafayette: Rose Willey (3,000-meter steeplechase), Elise Buffinton (pole vault)
Army: Samantha Reid, Kaitlyn Love, Ashley Gordon, Katrina Donarski (4 X 400-meter relay), McKenzie Majchrzak (high jump)

Second-Team
Bucknell: Kim Nagotko (100 and 200-meter), Caroline Tolli (800 and 1,500-meter), Emily Ando (pole vault), Alexandra Romanelli (triple jump)
Navy: Annie-Norah Beveridge (10,000-meter), Kristin Smith (high jump), Teronda Brown (shot put), Lauren Allam (discus)
Lehigh: Jessica Kendzor, Halie Carter, Danielle Albergo, Elizabeth McManus (4 X 400-meter relay), Kathleen Ryan, Lauren Pietrosh, Julia Perry, Jessica Kendzor (4 X 800-meter relay), Serenah Polite (long jump), E'Lana Lemon (hammer throw), Gabrielle Wardle (heptathlon)
Holy Cross: Amanda Waldron (5,000-meter), Brianna Tabin, Melanie Forte, Kathryn Bobinski, Stephanie Okpoebo (4 X 100-meter relay)
Lafayette: Devin Smith (400-meter), Stephanie Benko (3,000-meter steeplechase)
Army: Kaitlyn Love (100-meter and 400-meter hurdles), Bonny Bradway (javelin)