PHILADELPHIA, PA – The University at Buffalo track and field squads continued action on Friday at the Penn Relays at Philadelphia's Franklin Field posting a pair of school records.
Sprinter Miles Lewis advanced into Saturday's men's 100-meter championship as he turned in a 10.48 clocking in his heat, shaving a hundredth of a second off his previous record set at the Florida Relays. Lewis finished third in his heat as the top two finishers in each of the three heats automatically advanced to the final with the remaining three slots determined by time.
UB's women set a new school mark in the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdles. The UB foursome of Brooklynn Ventura, Jasmine Thompson, Ayo Ehindero and Kristina Arcury finished in 57.98, winning their heat and placing fourth overall among the eight schools entered in the event.
Rob Golabek finished sixth among 12 entrants in the men's shot put championship. Golabek posted a top throw of 61-9 (18.82m). Penn State's Joe Kovacs won the event at 65-6 (19.94m). Golabek finished second to Kovacs by six inches at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic two weeks ago when he set his top seasonal mark of 63-4.75 (19.32m).
Corey Knox earned a second-place finish in the Eastern shot put with a throw of 56-2.75 (17.14m). He finished behind Harvard's Dustin Brode (57-9.75, 17.62m) among the 26 entrants. Freshman Sean Harvey turned in a season-best throw at 49-3.75 (15.03m) to finish 17th overall. Harvey added nearly three and a half feet to his previous best at the season-opening Wake Forest Open. Knox also finished 11th in the men's discus throw at 160-5 (48.92m).
The Bulls posted a pair of finishers in the Eastern high jump as Chris Reape and Tomarris Bell both cleared 6-6.75 (2.00m) to finish 13th and 14th, respectively, in a field of 21 jumpers. Brian Archie finished 18th in the Eastern long jump at 21-10 (6.65m).
On the track, Will Cole placed 20th among 55 finishers in the 400-meter hurdles in 53.83. UB's 4x100-meter relay squad of Bell, Andre Britton, Miles Lewis and Kevin Enck finished 38th among 86 teams in 42.09. The squad was unable to advance to the next round as the top 24 teams moved to the finals. Ventura also failed to advance to Saturday's 100-meter hurdles final. She placed 27th in the preliminary round in 14.28.
Competition concludes Saturday.