SY track and field: Boyd, Lissner begin Bison heptathlon

Boyd sits in second place more than midway through the multis

Mason Boyd (Macungie, Pa./Emmaus) and Robert Lissner (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle Area) represented the Raiders through the first four events of the heptathlon Friday as the Shippensburg University indoor track & field season began with the Bison Opener at Bucknell’s Gerhard Fieldhouse.

Boyd sits in second place through the first day of competition with 2,763 points. Lissner ranks seventh with 1,827 points.

Boyd finished second in the 60 meters with a time of 7.10 seconds and in the long jump with an impressive distance of 23 feet, 0 ¾ inches (7.03 meters) – scoring 1,668 points from just those two events. It’s his first seven-meter long jump in college.

Lissner ran the 60 in 7.42 seconds and posted a top long jump of 20 feet, 7 ¾ inches.

The two men resumed their multis competition at 8:30 a.m. and their teammates started field events at 10:30 a.

Boyd 7.10 847
Lissner 7.42 739
Boyd 23-0.75 (7.03m) 821
Lissner 20-7.75 (6.29m) 650
Boyd 31-10 (9.70m) 468
Lissner 30-2.75 (9.21m) 438
Boyd 5-10.75 (1.80m) 627
Lissner NH 0

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Women’s competition


Puggé, Pennings begin Women’s Indoor Track & Field season at Bison Opener

Duo completed the pentathlon Friday night, with Puggé taking second place

Nicola Puggé (Bempflingen, Germany/Gymnasium Neckartenzlingen) and Carson Pennings (New Oxford, Pa./New Oxford) completed the pentathlon Friday night to kick off the 2021-22 Shippensburg University women’s indoor track & field season at Bucknell’s Bison Opener.

Puggé finished in fourth place out of 16 competitors, totaling a score of 3,111 points that is within striking distance of a provisional qualifier. Pennings placed 11th with a PR score of 2,573 points.

Puggé had the top shot put of the competition, with her top throw traveling 36 feet, 4 ¾ inches (11.09 meters). She ran the 60-meter hurdles in an impressive 9.64 seconds and cleared 4 feet, 10 ½ inches (1.49 meters) in the high jump.

Pennings posted a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying time in the 60-meter hurdles with a huge PR of 9.44 seconds. She also came close to her indoor PR in the long jump with a top distance of 16 feet, 2 ¼ inches (4.93 meters).