LEWISBURG, PA - The University at Buffalo track and field teams had a strong showing on the final day of the Bison Open hosted by Bucknell on Sunday afternoon. The Bulls saw nine athletes take home first place finishes on day two of action.
The strong finish to the Bison Open was highlighted by two first place finishes from senior sprinter Miles Lewis. Lewis had his most impressive meet of the young outdoor season on Sunday as he took home a victory in the 100 meter dash and the 200 meter dash for the Bulls. He finished the 100 meter dash in 10.52 seconds and finished the 200 meter dash in a season best time of 21.37 seconds. Lewis had fellow teammates finish just behind him in both events as Ryan Billian came in second place in the 100 meter in a season best time of 10.62 seconds while Brian Cummiskey came in second in the 200 meter in a season best time of 21.99 seconds.
The field events were the Bulls strong point once again on Sunday as Jonathan Jones continued his domination in the shot put, winning the event for the third straight week for the Bulls with a throw of 62'05.00" (19.02m). On the women's side, Megan Patterson finished off her first place finish with a throw of 49'08.50" (15.15m) while freshman Miranda Daucher came in ninth place with a toss of 38'04.25" (11.69m).
Evan Palmer won the hammer throw again for the Bulls with a throw of 207'11" (63.38m) while on the women's side, Patterson finished in fifth place with a throw of 152'03" and Taylor Woods finished in sixth with a toss of 147'05" (44.94m).
The Bulls had a strong showing in the pole vault as Adam Hume recorded a second place finish as he cleared a height of 15'03.00" (4.65m) while Taylor Bates finished in sixth place as she cleared a heigth of 11'05.75" (3.50m).
On the track, the Bulls took home two first place finishes as Meghan Manley finished with a season best time of 2:09.64 in the 800 meter dash and Camaria Long was impressive in the 200 meter dash, finishing in 24.96 seconds. Finishing just behind Manley was Donna Jeanty in sixth place in 2:12.68 while Malayah White took fifth place in the 200 meter dash in 24.96 seconds.
Breaking the lone school record of the afternoon for UB was Tyler Scheving in the 800 meter run as he took home second place in 1:50.21. Alec Peinkofer finished in ninth place in the same event in a season best time of 1:53.04.
The Bulls had four women finish in the top 10 in the 100 meter dash as White led the way with a second place finish in 12.00 seconds. Fellow teammate, Long came in third just behind White while Crystal Graham and Lauren Sullivan came in sixth and 10th respectively. Three women also finished in the top six of the 100 meter hurdles event. Sabrina Bush came in third in 14.54 seconds while Emma Siuciak came in fourth in 14.59 seconds and Christine Lyttle finished in sixth in 14.81 seconds.
The Buffalo women's relay teams had a strong day on Sunday as they took home two first place finishes. In the 4x100 meter relay, the quartet of White, Jeanty, Long and Graham turned in a season best effort in the event, finishing in first place in 45.96 seconds. In the 4x400 meter relay, the team of Sara Flores, Regine Lazard, Uwa Omorogbe and Manley were very impressive as they finished in first place in 3:50.23. The 4x800 meter relay squad of Corinne Birchard, Maggie Russell, Melinda Wheeler and Hilary Swartwood finished in third place in 9:31.89.
The lone distance runners competing on Sunday for the Bulls were Chrissy Clarkin and Caroline Brown who ran in the 3,000 meter event. Clarkin had a strong showing as she finished in second place in a season best time of 10:37.29 while Brown took fifth place in 10:57.98.
UB will be back in action on Friday afternoon as they will host their lone outdoor event of the season at UB Stadium.