The Shippensburg University mens and womens track and field team travelled to Bucknell University once more this season to compete at the Bucknell Tune Up meet this weekend.
Sophomore Leah Graybill set a new conference and school record in the 200-meter, as she improved her PR by two-tenths of a second to 24.73 seconds on the Gerhard Fieldhouse flat track.
Graybill won the 200 with this performance and she also ran 7.78 seconds in the 60-meter dash, which is only one-tenth off her school record in this event.
Junior Adriana Baxter qualified for the finals in the 60-meter dash, finishing in third place with a time of 8.06 seconds. That mark is only 0.02 seconds off her season best.
Junior Kyra Gerber and sophomore Isabelle Gulgert both ran season bests in the mile to move them up in the conference leaderboard. Gerber finished fourth in 5:15.73 and Gulgert finished seventh in 5:19.27.
On the mens side, sophomore Eric Kirk improved his PR in the 200-meter to 21.97 seconds. This fulfilled the NCAA-provisional qualifier and he placed second in the event with his performance.
Freshman Mo Whittle won the 60-meter dash in 6.92 seconds and placed fifth in the 200 meter with a season best of 22.59 seconds, which puts him sixth in conference rankings.
Sophomore Drew Dailey won the mile in 4:21.02, which moved him into third place on the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) leaderboard. Freshman Jacob Mavretic qualified for the conference championships in the mile, and redshirt-junior Nate Kaplon and sophomore Kevin Wagner qualified for the conference championships in the 3K.
In the field events, freshman Jacob Cramer qualified for the conference championships in triple jump with a PR of 42 feet, 11 1/2 inches in his first collegiate triple jump meet.
Senior Alec Rideout achieved a NCAA-provisional qualifier in the weight throw with a throw of 58 feet, 9 1/2 inches. This throw puts him in second place on the conference leaderboard, right behind his teammate, junior Pat Maloney. Rideout also threw a season best in shot put with a distance of 48 feet, 2 ½ inches, which led him to finish in third place at the meet.
Sophomore Josh Herbster completed the weight throw with a PR throw of 55 feet, 2 3/4 inches and is now fourth on the league leaderboard.
On the womens side, graduate Kate Matrisciano placed fourth in shot put with a top throw of 41 feet, 7 3/4 inches.
SU will travel to Edinboro University to take part in the 2022 PSAC Indoor Track and Field Championships next weekend.