ITHACA, NY – The University at Buffalo men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed at the Cornell Upstate Challenge on Saturday posting two new school records and a Cornell facility mark. The women's team finished second to the host Big Red while the men's team placed fourth among six schools.
The UB women won five events with senior Ajla Glavasevic breaking the school record to win the women's pentathlon. Glavasevic scored 3,758 points, seven more than Patrice Coney's 2008 total. Glavasevic won three of the five events on the day, taking the 60-meter hurdles (8.99), long jump (5.73m) and 800-meters (2:33.21).
Also taking wins on the track for the UB women were freshmen Crystal Graham and Donna Jeanty. Graham won the 200-meters in 26.06 with UB teammate Natalie Fildes finishing second in 26.08. Jeanty won the 500-meters in 1:16.19.
Women's throwers also had success in Barton Hall as Becky O'Brien scored a decisive victory in the shot put to set a UB school record. O'Brien turned in a top mark of 16.21m more than two meters over the second-place finisher and set a Cornell facility record. Shante' White scored a win in the women's weight throw with a toss of 16.73m as Erin Miller placed second at 16.51m.
Rob Golabek extended his school record in the men's shot put for the second consecutive weekend. Golabek won the event with a throw of 18.39m extending his UB record by 14 centimeters from last week's victory at Kent State's Doug Raymond Invitational. Golabek has added 21 centimeters to the school mark he set to end the 2010 season in the first two meets of the 2011 campaign.
Also winning for the UB men was Brian Smith in the men's 200-meters. Smith took the top spot with a time of 22.14 while Brian Archie won the men's long jump at 7.09m.
Both squads travel to the Penn State National Meet next weekend.