Track and Field Continues Season This Weekend at Bison Outdoor Games

Track and Field Continues Season This Weekend at Bison Outdoor Games

The American University track and field teams return to the track this weekend when they head to the Bison Outdoor Classic on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15.

The Eagles last competed at the Maryland Invitational, with Ryan Williams picking up his first individual title of the season in the 5,000 meter run. Mark Leininger and John Pope also tallied top-10 finishes. Leininger placed second in the 3,000 meter run and Pope crossed the finish line in seventh in the 1,500 meter run.

Octavia Rinehardt led the women's team with her third place finish at the event in the 3,000 meter run. Ali Tyburski and Julia Sullivan placed fourth and 10th, respectively, in the 1,500 meter run to round out the top-10 finishers.

Zach Wright tallied the top finish for the Eagles at last season's Bison Outdoor Classic when he won the high jump with Rinehardt recording the top-finish on the women's team with her fourth place finish in the 5,000 meter run. Josh Olsen and Tyburski also recorded top-10 finishes last season.