PHILADELPHIA, PA – The University at Buffalo track and field teams wrapped up day one action at the Penn Relays, the 120th running of one of the world's premier relay carnivals. The lone Bull to pick up a victory on the opening day was Emma Siuciak, who won the college division of the high jump.
Siuciak had her strongest performance of the outdoor season on Thursday afternoon in the biggest event so far. Her winning jump cleared a height of 5'7.75" (1.72m) as she earned her third straight high jump title of the outdoor season.
In other field events, Taylor Woods impressed in the discus as she recorded a career-best throw of 156'3.0" (47.65m) en route to a sixth place finish while fellow Bull Miranda Daucher finished in 32nd place with a throw of 125'6.00" (38.26m). Megan Patterson continued her steady spring in the shot put as she placed seventh with a throw of 47'4.25" (14.43m) while Kelly Truppo recorded a ninth place finish in the pole vault, clearing a height of 12'5.50" (3.80m).
On the track, the distance medley relay quartet of Corinne Birchard, Meghan Manley, Camaria Long and Melinda Wheeler put together their finest race of the outdoor season as they took home seventh place, finishing in a school record time of 11:49.88. Chrissy Clarkin took to the track for the 3,000 meter steeplechase and she impressed, finishing with a season-best time of 11:15.01 en route to a 19th place finish.
In the 400 meter hurdles event, Regine Lazard was the lone Bull to compete as she took home 36th place as she finished in nearly a season-best time of 1:02.79. The Bulls women's 4x100 meter relay team had a strong showing in a field of impressive runners on Thursday as they finished in 34th place in 47.03 seconds. The lone male to compete on Thursday was senior Zach Ahart, who competed in the 10,000 meter run. Ahart recorded a 28th place finish in a season-best time of 30:48.45.
On Wednesday, the decathlon athletes took to the track and senior Kevin Enck turned in his best performace of his career. Enck took home a second place finish as he recorded a career-best 6,647 points.
The UB track and field teams will return to action at the 120th Penn Relays on Friday morning with the track and field events beginning at 9:00 am.