Track Teams Complete Busy Weekend at Big Red Invite

Track Teams Complete Busy Weekend at Big Red Invite

ITHACA, NY – The University at Buffalo men's and women's track and field teams competed on Sunday at the Big Red Invitational at Cornell University. There was no team scoring in the 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.

Also on the track, Asia Henry scored a second-place finish in the 800-meters. Henry turned in a time of 2:08.46 as Jennifer Perrault of the Ottawa Lions Track Club won in 2:08.28, posting a stadium record. UB distance runners finished near the top in a pair of events on Sunday. Emma Denton led three Bulls in the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a third-place finish in 11:46.09. Kelsey Fitzgerald was fourth in 11:55.32 and Christina Clarkin was fifth in 12:23.27. Andris Goncarovs finished third in the men's 5,000-meters in 15:07.49 with John Inzina placing fourth in 15:08.12. Katie Sanders was fifth in the women's 5,000-meters as she posted a season-best time of 18:12.82.

UB jumpers finished second in both the men's and women's high jumps. John Strickland posted a season-best with his second-place finish at 6-6.25 (1.99m). Also finishing second was Emma Siuciak in the women's high jump. Siuciak improved on her season-best with a leap of 5-7 (1.70m). Danielle Anderson also posted a season-best at 5-3 (1.60m), tying for fourth. Marvin Cox finished fourth in the men's triple jump at 45-6.25 (13.87m).

Daniel Reynolds tied his season-best height in the men's pole vault as he cleared 15-3 (4.65m) to finish second. Kelly Truppo was third in the women's pole vault with a season-best 12-1.50 (3.70m) while Jenna Van Dusen was fourth at 11-7.75 (3.55m).

The Bulls travel to the Penn State Jim Thorpe Open next Saturday.