LEWISBURG, Pa. — On what Bucknell coach Kevin Donner called the best day of his coaching career, senior Kyle Anthony, sophomores Robert Arent and Andrew Powell, and a host of other heroes helped the Bison men's track and field team finish its climb back to the top of the Patriot League mountain.
Competing on their home track under warm, sunny skies, the Bison men edged Army by a mere three points to claim their first outdoor title since 1991.
With the Bucknell women also winning the outdoor championship on Saturday to complete their 2009-10 "Triple Crown," Donner was emotional after the Bison sweep.
"To win two championships on the same day is something special," said Donner, who was named both the men's and women's Coach of the Meet. "On the men's side, it has been a very long time, and we have been talking about this day for so many years. We have often come up just a little short, especially at indoors this year. This is an outstanding achievement for our men. It was a total team effort, and I am just so proud of our guys."
Anthony stamped an exclamation point on a brilliant career Saturday by adding the triple jump title to his gold medal in the long jump a day earlier.
Anthony, who was named the Field Athlete of the Meet at the end of the day, had been pushing 50 feet in the triple jump his entire career but was just a quarter-inch short. On Saturday be blew past that barrier, jumping 50 feet, 6 ¼ inches to win the event for the second straight year. He is only the second 50-foot triple jumper in school history, joining Bill Gravely, who set the school record with a leap of 50-11 ¾ in 1976.
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