Bulls Run Away From Competition at Rochester Invitational

Bulls Run Away From Competition at Rochester Invitational

ROCHESTER, NY – The University at Buffalo's men's and women's track and field teams rolled to impressive outings on Saturday as the Bulls competed at the Rochester Invitational at the University of Rochester's Fauver Stadium.

The UB women won 10 of 19 events while the UB men won a pair of races, the 110-meter hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay.

Natalie Fildes took a pair of individual sprints as she won the 100-meters in 12.49 seconds and the 200-meters in 25.85 seconds, setting season-best marks in both events.

Crystal Graham led the Bulls to the top four spots in the women's 400-meters as she won in 58.41. Meghan Manley finished second in 58.82 with Jackie Burns third in 1:00.49 and Kyla Kenyon fourth in 1:01.23.

The Bulls swept the women's hurdles as Kristina Arcury helped the Bulls to the top three spots in the 100-meter race while Regine Lazard won the 400-meter competition. Arcury lowered her season-best to 14.61 in winning the 100-meter hurdles with Ayo Ehindero (14.64) and Jasmine Thompson (15.02) finishing second and third, respectively, also in season-best times. Thompson won the women's triple jump at 10.76 meters.  Lazard was UB's lone entrant in the 400-meter hurdles taking the race in 1:03.25, nearly five seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

UB's women also swept the relay races. Fildes, Ehindero, Arcury and Graham won the 4x100-meter relay in 49.33 while Manley, Burns, Hilary Swartwood and Aimee Hopkins combined to win the 4x400-meter relay in 4:01.54.

Also on the track, Emma Denton claimed the 3,000-meter steeplechase in 11:31.19, cutting three seconds from her previous top mark in the event.

The Bulls also posted the top three finishes in the women's pole vault. Jenna Van Dusen won the competition with a height of 3.40 meters while Kelly Truppo also cleared 3.40 meters. Kaytlin Mack was third at 3.25 meters.

For the UB men, Jacob Wray took the 110-meter hurdles in 14.95 seconds. Wray posted a season-best 14.87 in the preliminaries as he finished behind unattached entrant and former UB hurdler Andrew Omoregie (14.82), who did not race in the finals.

Also claiming a victory for the UB men was the 4x400-meter relay squad as the foursome of Jaron Moorer, Doug Hannon, Don McCann and Joe Payton finished in 3:23.89. Moorer, McCann, Sigismund Ajavon and Wray also combined for a third-place showing in the 4x100-meter relay in 43.27.

Payton also finished second in the 400-meters in 56.08. Daniel Reynolds finished second in the men's pole vault at 4.50 meters. Brian Archie finished fourth in the 100-meter dash in 11.38 while McCann was fifth in 11.39. Brandon Cowles finished fourth in the 1,500-meters in 4:04.35.