Track Teams Post Strong Results at Doug Raymond Meet

KENT, OH – The University at Buffalo men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed at the Doug Raymond Invitational at Kent State University on Saturday. There was no team scoring in the meet that included schools from Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia as well as the Bulls.


The UB women had five first-place finishes, highlighted by a school record in the 200-meters for the second straight week. FreshmanJamiee McClary broke her week-old record in the 200-meters with a first-place showing of 24.59, cutting .16 off last week's mark and more than four-tenths of a second off the record from the start of the season. McClary also finished fourth in the 60-meter hurdles in 8.86, slicing .13 seconds from last week's time.


Jackie Burns and Ellen Muster also had first-place finishes on the track. Burns took the 800-meters in 2:16.98 while Muster won the mile run in 5:03.93, fastest for a UB woman this season.


In the field events, the UB women took home two first-place showings.Tiffany Maskulinski won the pole vault for the second consecutive week as she cleared 11-7.75 (3.55m) while Kristy Woods won the shot put for the second time this season improving her NCAA provisional mark by 7.5 feet at 50-7.50 (15.43m). Woods also took fifth in the weight throw at 56-10.75, improving on her ECAC qualifying mark by more than 20 inches.


Leah Wightman finished second in the women's 1,000-meter in an ECAC qualifying time of 2:54.43. Ajla Glavasevic took second and was the highest collegiate finisher in the women's triple jump at 37-1 (11.30m). UB record holder Fatimah Hill won the triple jump at 38-2.75 (11.65m) as an unattached entrant. Glavasevic also placed fourth in the high jump at 5-3 (1.60m).


Both of UB's relay squads also posted second-place finishes. The 4x400-meter team of McClary, Allison Grimes, Burns and Wightman cut four seconds off last week's mark with a 3:55.15 showing. The distance medley relay team of Larene CameronNatalie Fildes,Gillian Taylor and Muster finished second in 13:04.25.


The UB men posted three individual second-place finishes while also placing second in both relays.


 In the men's 200-meters, Brian Smith picked up an IC4A qualifying time with his 21.95 clocking for second place with Dan Schichtel in fourth in 22.32 and Dan Harris in seventh in 22.46. The three also reached the finals of the 60-meters with Harris taking third in 6.94 with Schichtel fourth (6.94) and Smith sixth (7.08). Isaiah Mask placed second in the men's 1,000-meters in 2:30.02.

Second-place relay finishes were turned in by the men's 4x400 squad of Ezekiel Porter, Mask, Shaun Brummert and Chris Campoli in 3:16.07 to lower last week's IC4A qualifying time by a second. The distance medley relay team of Ryan ZillmannWill ColeMatt Kaiserand Jacob Hagen placed second in 10:26.41.


 In the men's shot put, athletes with ties to UB posted the top three finishes. Current volunteer coach Sheldon Battle, competing unattached, won the event at 63-9 (19.43m), a mark that would have broken the UB record and automatically qualified him for the NCAA National Championships. Jake Madonia finished second and was the highest collegiate finisher at 58-5.75 (17.82m), an NCAA provisional qualifying mark and just two inches shy of the UB record. Rob Golabekplaced third for the Bulls at 57-9.50 (17.61m).

Zillmann also finished third in the mile at 4:13.62 while John Baumanfinished third in the 800-meters in 1:54.06 and Porter finished fourth in the 400-meters in 48.78. All three were IC4A qualifying times.

The Bulls posted strong results in the 60-meter hurdles with Austin Archibald taking fourth and was the highest collegiate finish at 8.34. Jamal Norward was in fifth in 8.35. Racing unattached, UB record holder and volunteer coach Reggie Rucker won in 7.86, three-hundredths of a second faster than his school record.

The Bulls travel to Ithaca next weekend for the Cornell Upstate Challenge.