CORTLAND, NY – With Saturday's scheduled Upstate Collegiate Challenge cancelled due to poor weather conditions, the University at Buffalo men's and women's track and field teams sent a selected number of athletes to the Cortland Classic Invitational.
Brooklynn Ventura broke the UB women's record in the 100-meter hurdles. Ventura was the fastest competitor in the preliminary race of the event, finishing in 13.60 seconds, taking two-tenths of a second off her 2012 season-best and bettering Lataya Dixon's mark of 13.77 set in the 2009 season. Kristina Arcury was second in the prelims with a season-best time of 14.57. Both athletes were scratched from the championship round.
UB's women's pole vaulters finished first, second and fourth as all three entrants turned in season-best heights. Kelly Truppo won the event with a height of 12-0.50 (3.67m) with Jenna Van Dusen second at 11-8.50 (3.57m) and Kaytlin Mack fourth at 11-0.75 (3.37m). Daniel Reynolds was 14th in the men's pole vault at 11-6.50 (3.56m).
Seven of UB's men's distance runners competed in the 1,500-meter run. John Inzina finished third among 37 entrants in 3:58.81. Zach Ahart finished fourth in a season-best 3:59.26. Andris Goncarovs was sixth in 4:02.58 with Isaac Hagen eighth in 4:03.62. Cord Sgaglio was 16th in 4:08.70 with Brandon Cowles finishing 23rd in 4:13.91 and Mike Pressler placing 25th in 4:15.00.
UB's top track and field athletes will compete at the Penn Relays starting on Thursday, April 26.