UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – For the second consecutive week on the campus of Penn State University, a University at Buffalo shot putter has broken a school and Mid-American Conference record.
Men's thrower Rob Golabek broke his own UB record in the shot put for the fourth time in four weeks as he finished second in the competition with a throw of 62-0.50 (18.91m). Golabek's best throw came on his last attempt in the final round after fouling on his previous two throws. The junior uncorked a throw that surpassed his record set last Saturday in the same facility of 60-6.50 (18.45m). Penn State's Adam Eaton won the event by just three-quarters of an inch ahead of Golabek as he threw 62-1.25 on his final attempt. Golabek's throw also broke the Mid-American Conference indoor record by 1.25 inches set in 2006 by Eastern Michigan's David Adamak. UB had a second scorer in the event as Corey Knox set a season-best with his throw of 56-0.50 (17.08m) to finish sixth.
After breaking the UB and MAC marks in the women's shot put last weekend, Becky O'Brien won the women's event as the Bulls finished with the top two places. O'Brien threw 54-5.25 (16.59m) on her first attempt of the day and the mark stood up for the win. O'Brien had set the school and league marks of 56-1.25 (17.10m) at last week's Penn State National Meet. Redshirt freshman Rachel Roberts finished second to O'Brien as she increased 2.5 feet to her top throw as she finished at 49-10 (15.19m). Shante' White placed seventh at 44-1.25 (13.44m).
White also had a third-place finish in the weight throw as she had a season-best toss of 56-10 (17.32m). Erin Miller also earned a season-best in the competition with her throw of 55-0.75 (16.78m) to place seventh.
Freshman Adam Hume finished third in the men's pole vault with a height of 15-3 (4.65m). Senior teammate Russell Cameron set a career best with his vault of 14-9 (4.50m), a foot more than his previous best, as he took eighth.
On the track, Austin Archibald set a season-best with his 8.28 clocking in the men's 60-meter hurdles to finish fourth. Other season-best times were set in the men's and women's 3,000-meter races. Ellen Muster cut 19 seconds from her previous high to finish seventh in 10:18.18 while Ryan Bloom took 15 seconds off his previous best with his eighth-place finish in the men's race in 8:30.53. In the men's mile, Mike Pressler took 17 seconds off his previous best to finish sixth in 4:15.37. John Inzina just missed the scoring with a ninth-place showing in 4:17.61. Jackie Burns finished sixth in the women's 600-meters in 1:33.86, just .36 seconds off the school record.
Alja Glavasevic competed in three of the five events in the women's pentathlon with strong results. Glavasevic won the 60-meter hurdles in 9.03 and the shot put at 39-10.50 (12.15m). She also tied her season-best mark of 5-3 (1.60m) to tie for third in the high jump.
The homestanding Nittany Lions won both the men's and women's meets with Cornell placing second. UB's women finished seventh of 12 squads with 35 points. The UB men were ninth in an 11-team field with 30 points.
Both squads travel to the Akron Invitational next Saturday.