Lafayette Hill Native and Plymouth Whitemarsh High School Graduate Named Bucknell’s Athlete of the Week for Breaking Outdoor High Jump Record

Bucknell Freshman Taylor O’Brien was named the Bison Athlete of the Week recently after breaking Bucknell’s outdoor high jump record in just her second career collegiate meet. O’Brien is a Lafayette Hill native and graduate of Plymouth Whitemarsh High School.

O’Brien cleared 5-7.25 at the Bucknell Team Challenge, besting Bucknell’s previous record of 5-7 that was held by Amy Mantush and Lauren Hudson. Her height was more than four inches better than any other jumper on Saturday,

O’Brien’s jump is the best in the Patriot League this season, while her teammate, Alexandra Butzz, has the second-best jump (5-5.25). O’Brien cleared that height last week at the Bison Outdoor Classic while competing for the first time at Bucknell.

The Bison won the Bucknell Team Challenge by more than 200 points. O’Brien was one of seven event winners for the team champions.

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