Bulls Break School Records at Penn State National Meet

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The University at Buffalo men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed at the Penn State National Meet which concluded Saturday with five new school records. There was no team scoring in the meet that included top-notch programs from throughout the country as the Bulls won two events, placed second in three and earned three third-place finishes.

 

Freshman women's sprinter Jamiee McClary broke two records in the meet, both that she had set earlier this season. On Friday, McClary lowered her 60-meter time to 7.62 in the preliminary heats. She finished tied for 15th overall racing to a 7.65 finish in the semifinal round. McClary also took home a second-place finish in the 200-meters with a 24.45 clocking, slicing .14 seconds from the record she established two weeks before.

 

Men's thrower Matt Gac broke his own record with a second-place showing in the weight throw. Gac's third and final toss of the competition netted him a distance of 63-8.25 (19.41m) adding more than eight inches to his mark from last season. Temple's Bryce Buffaloe won the event at 63-10.50 (19.47m).

 

Winning individual events for the Bulls were Kristy Woods in the women's shot put and John Bauman in the men's 1,000-meters.

 

Woods took the women's shot put with a toss of 51-8.25 (15.75m), winning the competition by more than four feet over second-place finisher Allison Lawyer of Akron. Woods also finished fourth in the women's weight throw at 60-4 (18.39m). Bauman won the men's 1,000-meters in 2:28.60, taking the race by less than two seconds over a pair of Duquesne runners and earn an IC4A qualifying mark.

 

Pole vaulter Tiffany Maskulinski finished second in the women's invitational portion of the competition. Maskulinski and eventual winner Carrie Kayes of Akron both cleared 13-9.25 (4.20m), earning NCAA provisional qualifications. Maskulinski also broke the UB school record set by Laura Olson in 2004 of 13-4.25 (4.07m).

 

UB had three third-place showings with a pair of season-best marks put up by the UB women. Gillian Taylor took third in the 1,000-meters in 2:56.84 while Kim Black earned a third-place showing in the triple jump, bettering her previous best with a leap of 39-7.75 (12.08m). Ryan Zillmann also picked up a third-place finish in the men's mile in 4:14.89.

 

Also setting a school record was Rob Golabek with his fourth-place finish in the men's shot put. Golabek broke the record by more than six inches with his toss of 59-2 (18.03m).He also took seventh in the men's weight throw with a season-best toss of 59-2.75 (18.05m).

 

The Bulls travel to New York City for the New Balance Collegiate Meet next weekend.