LEWISBURG, PA – The University at Buffalo men's and women's outdoor track and field teams were in action on Friday and Saturday at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium. UB cut short its stay in Pennsylvania on Saturday due to adverse weather conditions but did come away with three victories in throwing events.
Becky O'Brien set the Bucknell facility record in winning the women's discus on Friday. O'Brien won the event with a top throw of 169-3 (51.59m). Erin Miller finished second with a season-best 154-9 (47.16m) and Shante' White placed fourth at 145-10 (44.44m). Saturday, O'Brien picked up her second victory of the meet in the women's shot put. O'Brien had a winning throw of 49-5 (15.06m) to win the event by four and a half feet over Duquesne's Ashley Adams (44-11, 13.69m).
Rob Golabek was an easy winner in the men's shot put. Golabek, who holds the nation's best shot put, was the top throw in each round of the competition as he finished at 60-2 (18.34m). The throw was nearly eight feet better than Pitt's Garrett Larkin as he finished second at 52-3.25 (15.93m).
Eugene Kennedy and Peter Bligh tied for first in the men's high jump at 6-2.25 (1.89m). Both jumpers were among a group of six entrants left in the competition and declared first-place winners as no one cleared the next height of 1.94 meters on any of their three attempts.
Buffalo's sprint hurdlers were also on their mark on Saturday. Andrew Omoregie won the men's 110-meter event in 15.51 seconds with Austin Archibald taking third overall (and second in his heat) in 15.65. Ayo Ehindero finished second in the women's 100-meter hurdles in 15.39 while Brooklynn Ventura won her heat in 15.52 and placed fourth overall.
The Bulls also took second in the men's 4x100-meter relay in 42.48. The foursome included Tomarris Bell, Archibald, Andre Britton and Brian Archie.
In the men's discus, Matt Gac finished third at 155-5 (47.37m) while Evan Palmer was fourth at 149-3 (45.49m). Jonathan Alexis finished fourth in the men's long jump at 22-10.50 (6.97m).
The Bulls travel to Ithaca next Saturday for the Cornell Upstate Challenge.