Bulls Compete at Penn Relays and Cornell Meet
The University at Buffalo track and field teams competed at a pair of Ivy League venues over the weekend. Many of UB's top athletes competed at the annual Penn Relays in Philadelphia with many setting season-best marks. A small contingent also competed at the Cornell Big Red Invitational on Sunday. There was no team scoring at either meet.
Lewis, Relay Teams Break Records in Philly
The Bulls posted three new school records at the Penn Relays. 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. Lewis finished sixth in Saturday's championship final in 10.69. In the women's distance medley relay, the foursome of Aimee Hopkins, Meghan Manley, Jackie Burns and Sam Beim finished eighth overall in 11:54.01 and lowered the previous record from 2009 by nearly 17 seconds. UB's women also set a new school mark in the 4x100-meter shuttle hurdles. The 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.
Roberts Claims Shot Put Title
Buffalo throwers turned in impressive results at the Penn Relays. Rachel Roberts won the women's Eastern shot put on Thursday afternoon with a toss of 50-8 (15.44m), nearly three feet better than her top throw this season. Kristy Woods was ninth overall at 45-5.25 (13.85m) as 34 athletes competed in the event. Erin Miller finished fourth in the college women's hammer throw competition. Miller turned in a top throw of 175-11 (53.64m). Miller also finished 12th in the discus throw at 142-6 (43.44m). 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). Knox also finished 11th in the men's discus throw at 160-5 (48.92m). Jacob Sunday set a season-best of 208-0 (63.42m) with his fourth-place finish in the men's javelin throw.
Ventura Sets Pair of Stadium Records at Cornell Meet
Fresh off her weekend performance at the Penn Relays, Brooklynn Ventura set a pair of Cornell stadium records in winning the women's 100-meter hurdles on Sunday. Ventura was the fastest qualifier in the preliminary heats turning in a time of 13.83, lowering the Kane Complex record by a tenth of a second. She lowered the record further in the finals as she won in 13.71, three-tenths of a second ahead of the second-place finisher. Kristina Arcury (14.64) and Ayo Ehindero (14.96) finished seventh and eighth, respectively, in the finals.