LEWISBURG, PA – The University at Buffalo, State University of New York men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed Saturday at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic at Christy Mathewson-Memorial Stadium.
The Bulls set a pair of school records, hit five Mid-American Conference automatic qualifiers and placed 17 in the top 10 of Saturday's distance and field events.
For the second straight week, Brian Crimmins broke a school record that previously belonged to teammate Tyler Scheving. He clocked a MAC-qualifying finish of 3:48.95 to place ninth overall in the 1,500-meter invite. Scheving held the record since last season with a time of 3:49.16.
In the men's 10K invite nightcap, Barrett Kemp broke a school record that had stood since 2003 by nine hundredths of a second. He placed 11th in the invite with a time of 30:29.10. Jerimie Slick, who remains the 5,000 record holder, held the record of 30:29.19. Lloyd Webb raced to an eighth-place finish in the unseeded 10K of 32:08.83.
Zach Ahart was the runner-up in the 5,000 invite with a MAC-qualifying finish of 14:26.07.
The women had a trio of student-athletes hit MAC qualifiers in their respective events. Melinda Wheeler did so with a seventh-place finish in the 5K invite of 17:00.74. In the unseeded heat, Meagan Hopkins placed fifth clocking in at 18:00.83. In the 1,500 invite, Meghan Manley placed fourth with a MAC AQ of 4:29.85, while Corinne Birchard followed with an eighth-place time of 4:33.04. The Bulls took the top two honors in the discus throw with Taylor Woods winning the event with a MAC-qualifying toss of 47.74 meters. Miranda Daucher earned silver with a heave of 45.74 meters.
Tyra Forbes placed third in the long jump with a mark of 5.74 meters and Caroline Brown ran fourth in the unseeded 1,500 in 4:46.56. John McCarthy placed fourth in the 3,000 steeple with a 9:24.81 finish.
The men had a pair of top-10 finishers in the high jump and the discus. Laurent Dure' and Chris Reape each cleared 1.94 meters as Dure' placed fourth and Reape seventh. Jonathan Jones finished sixth in the disc with a 48.63-meter toss and Ryan Cribbin placed seventh with a throw of 47.24 meters.
The Bulls will conclude weekend competition Sunday beginning at 10:30 am.