Women Set Three New Marks, Golabek Wins Shot Put at Sykes-Sabock Cup

Women Set Three New Marks, Golabek Wins Shot Put at Sykes-Sabock Cup

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The University at Buffalo men's and women's indoor track and field teams competed at the Penn State Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup on Saturday.  The UB women broke three school records while Rob Golabek continued his unbeaten string in winning the men's shot put.

Asia Henry was part of two new women's records on Saturday. Henry finished second in the women's 600-meters in 1:31.15, breaking the 12-year old record held by Udo Okeke of 1:33.50. Henry also anchored the women's 4x400-meter team to a 3:42.79 clocking, breaking the old mark, set in 2005 by more than three seconds. Preceding Henry were Jamiee McClary, Donna Jeanty and Crystal Graham.

Brooklynn Ventura broke the women's 60-meter hurdles mark with a fourth-place overall finish in 8.59 seconds, cutting Patrice Coney's 2008 record by .01 seconds. Ventura also helped the distance medley relay team to a fifth-place finish in 12:29.67, joining Leah Rice, Aimee Hopkins and Gabby Leo.

Headlining the UB men's efforts was senior Rob Golabek. Golabek remained unbeaten this season in taking his fourth shot put title of the season. His winning toss of 61-1.25 (18.62m) won the event by more than three and a half feet.

UB's women's shot putters finished third and fourth. Kristy Woods took third at 49-3.50 (15.02m) while Rachel Roberts set a season-best with a toss of 49-2.50 (15.00m).

A pair of men's jumpers also set season-bests. Chris Davis took third place in the men's long jump at 23-7.25 (7.19m), an increase of three inches. Freshman Austin Price finished fifth in the men's triple jump at 47-11.75 (14.62m), adding 13.5 inches to his top mark.

The UB men placed sixth in a field of 14 while the women finished seventh among 16 squads.

Meanwhile, freshman Emma Siuciak competed at the Akron Invitational combined events competition placing fourth among nine finishers. Siuciak scored 3,567 points in the five-event heptathlon. Her top finish was in the high jump as she tied for second at 5-6.50 (1.69m), improving her season-best by three and a half inches. For the men, Craig Howard scored 4,606 points for eighth place and Kevin Enck scored 4,516 points for 10th place among 17 entrants.