GAINESVILLE, FL – The University at Buffalo, State University of New York men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed Friday at the Florida Relays and the Princeton Sam Howell Invitational.
The Bulls broke one school record on two occasions, met six Mid-American Conference automatic qualifiers and set several personal-best performances.
Highlighting action in Florida was Tyler Scheving breaking his own school record in the 800-meter run minutes before Brian Crimmins claimed it as his own. Scheving raced to a 1:49.02 finish in his heat to place 16th overall and rewrite his previous record of 1:49.70 from a season ago. Crimmins then took the track to place 13th out of 62 runners with a school-record finish of 1:48.71. Both upended the MAC qualifier in the event.
Meghan Manley placed 8th out of 59 runners in the women's 800 run with a time of 2:06.76 to meet the MAC AQ.
Ryan Billian was 28th in the 110 hurdles in 14.16. Shy of his own school-record finish of 14.05, he surpassed the MAC qualifier.
Kelly Truppo placed 15th in the pole vault. Her MAC-qualifying clear of 3.85 meters matched that of the eighth-place finisher, though she did so on her third attempt dropping her to 15th out of 25 vaulters.
Austin Ashby recorded a leap of 7.12 meters in the long jump to place ninth. He hit the mark both on his third jump of the first flight and his second attempt in finals.
At Princeton, Corinne Birchard led the Bulls racing to a second-place finish out of 29 runners in the 800 run clocking in at 2:12.26. Melinda Wheeler placed fifth in the 1,500 run with a MAC-qualifying time of 4:29.34.
The Bulls will return to action, concluding competition at Florida Saturday.