ITHACA, NY – The University at Buffalo men's and women's track and field teams won five events on Sunday at the Big Red Invitational, hosted by Cornell University. There was no team scoring at the meet.
The UB men won four events on Sunday, including a sweep of the hurdles events. Andrew Omoregie took the 110-meter hurdles in 14.24 after qualifying third in the preliminaries in 14.66. Will Cole took the 400-meter hurdles in 52.78. Cole won his race by more than a full second over Cornell's Kenny McClain.
The Bulls were also strong in the jumps on Sunday. Eugene Kennedy won the men's high jump at 6-8.25 (2.04m) with Peter Bligh finishing third at 6-4.25 (1.94m). In the long jump, the Bulls took the top two slots. Chris Davis won the competition with a best leap of 24-0.25 (7.32m) with Jonathan Alexis finishing second at 23-10 (7.26m).
Bridgette Kendricks, who played basketball for four seasons with the Bulls, made her debut for the track team a memorable one on Sunday. Kendricks won the women's 100-meters in 12.23 and finished second in the 200-meters in 25.31.
The Bulls travel to Penn State next Saturday for the Jim Thorpe Invitational.