PITTSBURGH, PA - University at Buffalo track and field concluded day two action at the 120th running of the Penn Relays on Friday afternoon with impressive marks throughout the team, led by senior sprinter Miles Lewis.
Lewis ran a blistering 100 meter dash time of 10.61 seconds to qualify for the finals on Saturday at 3:35 pm. The time is Lewis' second best so far this outdoor season. He was also a part of the Bulls 4x100 meter relay squad that recorded a 17th place finish in 40.98 seconds. The three other Bulls on the team were Jalen Law, Darien Johnson and Ryan Billian.
Elsewhere on the track, the Bulls distance medley relay quartet of Tyler Scheving, Brian Cummiskey, Alec Peinkofer and Brian Crimmins shattered the school record in the event as they took home a fifth place finish in 9:53.31. The new mark beat the old school record time by 10 seconds, a mark that has stood since 2003.
Billian continued his solid outdoor season for the Bulls in the 110 meter hurdles event as he took home 15th place in 14.25 seconds. Billian was even more impressive in his lone field event of the day as he took fourth place in the championship long jump event as he recorded a career-best distance of 24'9.00" (7.54m).
The men's sprint medley relay team of Law, Joshua Gali, Cummiskey and Ben Reinhardt turned in a solid performance as they finished in 20th place in 3:28.15 while on the women's side, the quartet of Crystal Graham, Camaria Long, Donna Jeanty and Asia Henry took home 22nd place in a season-best time of 4:01.59.
In the field events, Jonathan Jones continued to produce top-three finishes for the Bulls as he took home third place in the championship shot put competition with a throw of 63'0.00" (19.20m). Fellow shot putters, Ryan Cribbin and Sean Harvey took home 17th and 21st place finishes respectively as they had throws of 48'8.00" (14.83m) and 47'4.25" (14.43m).
Finishing the day for UB in field events were Austin Ashby and Don McCann, who participated in the Eastern long jump competition. Ashby was able to record a 14th place finish as he had a long leap of 21'8.00" (6.60m) while McCann finished in 18th with a jump of 21'3.50" (6.49m).
The UB track and field teams will return to action tomorrow morning at 9:00 am as Austin Price will compete in the Eastern triple jump competition. The track teams will be in action at 1:45 pm as the UB men's 4x100 meter relay team will take to the track.