Women Place Fifth, Men Finish Seventh at Sykes-Sabock Cup Meet

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The University at Buffalo men's and women's indoor track and field teams traveled to Penn State for the second consecutive weekend, this time competing in the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. The UB women finished fifth in a 14-team field while the men took seventh among 12 teams.


Sophomore women's thrower Kristy Woods was a double winner for the Bulls as she took both the shot put and weight throw competitions. Woods remained undefeated in the shot put, winning for the fifth straight week. Woods added to her school record and NCAA provisional qualifying mark with her throw of 53-0.25 (16.16m), bettering the record of 52-10 (16.10m) she set on January 23 at the Cornell Upstate Challenge. Woods also won the weight throw for the second time this season with her winning toss of 58-10.25 (17.94). Women's teammates Erin Miller and Shante' White also scored in the throws. Miller took sixth in the shot put (43-11.25, 13.39m) and seventh in the weight throw (52-7.25, 16.03m) while White placed eighth in the weight throw (52-5.50, 15.99m).


The UB men were paced by the distance medley relay team won in a school record 9:54.65. The foursome of John BaumanIsaiah Mask,Shaun Brummert and Ryan Zillmann cut more than five seconds off the old mark, set in 2006. The time also lowered UB's IC4A qualification mark.


Rob Golabek broke the men's record in the shot put for the second straight week. Golabek finished second in the competition at 59-7.75 (18.18m) as he increased five inches to last week's mark. Golabek also took fourth in the men's weight throw at 58-1 (17.70m). Jake Madonia was fourth in the shot put at 58-2.50 (17.74m).


Three other Bulls scored second-place finishes while UB also had a pair of third-place showings.Matt Gac finished second in the men's weight throw at 61-5.75 (18.74m). In the 600-meter races, Jackie Burns placed second in the women's event at 1:34.50. Brummert was second (1:19.28) and Mask third (1:19.31) in the men's competition. Brummert broke the men's 600-meter record with his finish. 

Burns was also part of UB's third-place women's distance medley relay, which turned in a season-best and ECAC qualifying time of 11:46.55. Burns ran the third leg while Leah WightmanAllison Grimes and Ellen Muster composed the remainder of the foursome.


Men's hurdlers Austin Archibald and Andrew Omoregie made the championship race of the 60-meter hurdles. In the finals, Archibald finished sixth in 8.32 and Omoregie took eighth in 8.36.


The squads travel to the Akron Invitational next weekend.


Men's scores: Princeton 107, Penn State 83, Cornell 80, South Florida 71, Auburn 71, Liberty 58, UB 57, Coastal Carolina 34, UNC-Wilmington 34, East Carollina 28, Monmouth 26, Lock Haven 10.


Women's scores: Penn State 134, Auburn 111, Cornell 78, South Florida 69, UB 45,James Madison 39, East Carolina 37, Princeton 34.50, Liberty 28, Tulane 26, Coastal Carolina 24, Monmouth 19, West Virginia 11.50, UNC-Wilmington 4.