AUSTIN, TX – Several University at Buffalo men's and women's track and field athletes competed at the 84th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays at Mike A. Myers Stadium this week.
Women's thrower Becky O'Brien had a sixth-place finish in the A flight of the discus. O'Brien finished with a top throw of 172-2 (52.48m), a foot shy of her school record throw at last week's Toledo Collegiate Challenge. Other discus results included Matt Gac finishing 12th in the men's event at 168-4 (51.30m) while Shante' White was 15th in the B flight of the women's competition with a top mark of 131-0 (39.93m). In the hammer throws. White finished sixth in the women's competition at 182-5 (55.60m) while Gac placed 14th in the men's portion at 183-6 (55.93m).
On the track, John Bauman and Jackie Burns competed in the 800-meters while Donna Jeanty, Crystal Graham and Will Cole were entered in the 400-meter hurdles races. Bauman placed 10th in the men's 800-meters in 1:55.49 while Burns took 11th in the women's race at 2:19.88. In the hurdles, Jeanty placed 18th in the women's competition in a season-best 1:01.11 while Graham was 43rd in 1:04.54. Cole placed 32nd in the men's race in 54.22. A total of 56 women and 54 men were entered in the hurdles. Andew Omoregie was 32nd in the men's 110-meter hurdles preliminaries in 15.06 while Brooklynn Ventura took 52nd among 70 entrants in the women's 100-meter hurdles preliminaries in 14.62.
The UB men also had an 11th-place finish in the 4x800-meter relay as the foursome of Bauman, Ryan Zillmann, Shaun Brummert and Isaiah Mask completed the race in 7:41.40. The 4x400-meter relay team of Brian Smith, Brummert, Mask and Cole placed 27th in 3:20.66.
In the women's relays, UB's 4x400-meter entry of Jamiee McClary, Jeanty, Graham and Asia Henry took 20th in 3:45.21. McClary, Ventura, Natalie Fildes and Graham combined to form UB's 4x100-meter relay entry as they finished 30th in 47.70.
Russell Cameron and Ajla Glavasevic were entered in the men's decathlon and women's heptathlon events, respectively. Cameron finished 20th among the men with 5,527 points while Glavasevic was unable to finish her event, unable to compete in the 800-meters. Cameron had a pair of top 10 finishes with a fourth-place showing in the 400-meters (49.78) and an eighth-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles (15.19). Glavasevic's top finish was a third-place showing in the shot put at 39-7 (12.06m).
Competition concludes on Saturday.