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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Melanie Buczko at Bucknell ~ Breaking Records


Our Melanie Buczko in her Senior year at Bucknell is breaking records. She set a new school record with a leap of 13'3 1/2 then shattered her own school record in a the vault at the NYU FastTimes Invitational soaring over the bar at 13'5 1/2" . Melanie has won Bucknell's first-ever ECAC indoor gold medal with a clearance of 12'9 1/2".
Melanie, we're all watching you, with fingers crossed. . . shoving, to get you up and over!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Melanie's leap is currently tied for the ninth-best jump in the nation as well as a personal-best and a Bucknell record. The leap improves her previous best by over five inches and is an NCAA provisional mark.

Anonymous said...

Melanie was terrific in BHS. We knew she would be great in college!!

Anonymous said...

Melanie was in my homeroom throughout high school. Its a great enjoyment for me to see other classmates becoming successful in their endeavors.

Anonymous said...

The Bucknell women's track and field team raced to the win at the Bucknell Five Way meet on Saturday, April 22. Melanie Buczko had great showings in the pole-vault and the 100-meter hurdles. She cleared a height of 12-5.5 in the pole vault to qualify for the NCAA regional, winning the event. Buczko finished the hurdles in 14.57 to place third overall, entering the record books at fourth all-time.

Charles said...

May 26, 2006
The Bucknell women's track and field team concluded its final day of competition at the 2006 outdoor NCAA East Regionals on Saturday, held at the Irwin Belk Track in Greensboro, N.C. Junior Melanie Buczko represented the Orange and Blue in the pole vault.

Melanie battled in the pole vault and recorded a mark of 12 feet, 6 inches, for 12th place. She tried to clear 13 and was successful on her second attempt, but unfortunately her pole fell back and knocked down the bar. Melania was unable to clear the height on her third and final attempt.

Anonymous said...

melanie and I were very good friends in highschool, and she once told me she would hopefully someday be in the olympics

Charles said...

News Updates:
Melanie holds down the top spot in the pole vault in the league with a height of 12-3 ½ (3.75m), which she recorded at the Bucknell Opener in Jan 07. She also has the fourth-best time in the league in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 9.19 seconds.
On Jan. 20 2007 Melanie won her second pole vault competition of the season after clearing an ECAC-qualifying height of 11-9 3/4 [3.60m]

Charles said...

February 17, 2007
Melanie tallied her third pole vault title after clearing a height of 12 feet, 9 ½ inches (3.90m), which is and ECAC qualifying mark

Charles said...

Melanie just sent me an e-mail saying:

"I just graduated from Bucknell and am done with track
and field :( I would have liked to end my career a little better, but I had a pretty good run while it lasted."

It sure was a good run, Melanie, and you did well, and you gave all of us in Butler reason to hold our heads a little bit higher.

Mary Lee said...

Melanie also held the BHS record for the 100 meter hurdles. That record was broken last weekend (April 16 2011) by Lexis Frost. Congratulations to both young women.