School Records Fall For Long Distance Runners At Bucknell
LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Washington & Jefferson College senior Scott Ryan (Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville East) and sophomore Kristen Galligan (Frederick, Md./Governor Thomas Johnson) both set 10,000-meter school records on Sunday at the Bucknell Spring Track & Field Invitational.
A handful of Presidents competed in the meet primarily made up of NCAA Division I and II programs.
Ryan posted a time of 30:04.91 to place ninth in the 56-runner field. That time was one minute and eight seconds faster than his previous school-record mark established in 2011. Franciscan’s William Jones sped to the 10,000-meter title in 29:11.37, the second fastest time in NCAA Division III history.
Galligan’s time of 35:50.36 was two minutes and 45 seconds quicker than her school-record time produced a year ago. She was also ninth in the race (among 45 runners) which was won by Katie Kellner of Cornell (34:02.54).
Junior Cheyenne Mangold (Boerne, Texas/Texas Military Institute) was the fifth-place finisher in the 26-woman, 400-meter hurdle (1:03.61) field, while classmate Meghan Poinsett (Salem, N.J./Salem) earned spot in the ECAC Division III Championship field after claiming 12th place in the same event after a time of 1:05.86.
Mangold also placed seventh of 29 runners in the 400 meters (56.71). That time was 1.12 seconds shy of former NCAA All-American Michelle Wuenstel’s school-record pace.