Rayven Sample Named Bison Athlete of the Week | September 6, 2021

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell sophomore track and field student-athlete Rayven Sample has been named the Bison Athlete of the Week after competing in the Paralympics last week.

Sample made his Paralympic debut on Thursday evening, qualifying for the T47 400m final. The native of Jamestown, N.Y. finished third in his heat to earn automatic qualification, running a lifetime-best time of 50.01 in the process.

The time for Sample was the fourth-fastest of the competitors during the preliminary heats.

In the final on Saturday morning, Sample finished eighth amongst the competitors in a tough field that featured five athletes run sub-50 times. Ayoub Sadni of Morocco set a world record in winning gold (47.38).

Sample competed in the IC4A Championships last spring for the Bison, taking part in the 400, the 4×100, and the 4×400 for the Bison. Overall, the sophomore competed in five meets for Bucknell, earning a win in the 400 at the Bucknell Tri-Meet in March, and also helping Bucknell’s 4×400 squad to a victory at the Bucknell Quad on April 11.

Rayven Sample
Mid-Distance Sophomore