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Four Local Athletes Join Bucknell Track & Field Team

Jul 29, 2015 06:17AM ● By Kevin

Bucknell track and field head coach Kevin Donner guided the women’s and men’s team to more outstanding results last season, including indoor and outdoor conference championships by the Bison women. On Friday, July 10, Donner announced the next recruiting class that he expects to help continue that success over the next four years.

“I am very excited about our incoming class for both genders,” Donner said. “We have some tremendous students coming in and many of these athletes will contribute immediately, while some others will contribute later in their careers when they get some more experience. I cannot wait to get this group on campus.”

With the two women’s titles this past season, the Bucknell track and field teams have combined to win the Patriot League 53 times since its inception in 1990-91. The Bison men’s team was the runner-up at the 2015 Indoor Championships, giving the teams a combined 54 second-place finishes.

Locally, the following students join the team as incoming freshmen:

Alexis Auman – Selinsgrove, Pa./ Selinsgrove
Top marks – Long Jump (18-2 ¼), Triple Jump (38-1 ¾), 400 (59.10), 100H (15.77)

Jenna Farmer – Lewisburg, Pa./Lewisburg
Top marks – 800 (2:15.90), 1,600 (4:56.49, 400 (59.85) 

Kasey Getkin – Danville, Pa./Danville
Top marks – Javelin (123-5)

Wade Heidel – Milton, Pa./Milton
Top marks – 400 (49.79), 200 (22.82)

Information provided by Bucknell University Athletics. For the full story and list of incoming freshmen athletes, click here.

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