Bulls Complete Action at Bucknell Bison Classic

LEWISBURG, PA – The University at Buffalo men's and women's track and field squads competed at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic with the Bulls posting some strong results in windy conditions. There was no team scoring at the meet.


Men's shot putter Rob Golabek broke his own UB record and established a Bucknell facility record with his victory as the Bulls swept the top three spots in the event. Golabek obliterated his old mark by more than a foot with his winning toss of 59-11.75 (18.28m).Jake Madonia and Alex Stamatakis placed second and third, respectively, with season best throws. Madonia finished at 57-7.50 (17.56m) while Stamatakis had a best throw of 57-6.50 (17.54m). Golabek also took second in the men's hammer throw at 180-2 (54.92m). Madonia also finished third in the discus in a season best 163-0 (49.68m).


Also scoring a victory for the UB men was Shaun Brummert as he took the 800-meters in 1:52.54. Isaiah Mask established a personal best with his second-place finish in 1:53.40. Chris Davis also earned a win for the UB men with his performance in the long jump. Davis turned in a season best at 23-6.75 (7.18m).


The Bulls also took four women's field events. Kimarie Black won the triple jump, clearing 40-8.25 (12.40m) on her first and only attempt.


In UB's women's weight throws, Shante' White won the hammer throw with Kristy Woods taking the shot put and Becky O'Brien winning the discus and placing second in the shot put. White took the hammer throw with a season-best toss of 187-8 (57.20m). Woods won the shot put with a Bucknell facility record of 51-9.25 (15.78m) and finished third in the hammer (175-5, 53.46m). Woods winning shot put broke the facility mark set by UB's Faith Thompson in 2004. O'Brien had a solid finish in winning the discus at 158-4 (48.26m) and taking second in the shot put (50-11.50, 15.53m). Erin Miller (Lockport, NY/Lockport) was third in the discus at 140-1 (42.71m)


The UB women also a second-place finishes on the track from Jamiee McClary andBrooklynn Ventura. McClary took second in the 100-meters in 11.99 seconds, just one-hundredth off the all-time mark of 11.98 set by Jenelle Callender in 2000. Ventura turned in a personal best 14.55 in the 100-meter hurdles. She also raced in the 400-meter hurdles for the first time this season with a 1:02.36 showing to win her heat and place fourth overall among 32 entrants. Jackie Burns placed third in the 800-meters in 2:13.16, her first race at the distance during the outdoor season and UB's fastest time in the event this year.


The Bulls host the UB Invitational next Saturday at UB Stadium starting at 10:00 am.