ITHACA, NY – The University at Buffalo, State University of New York men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed Friday night and Saturday at the Cornell Outdoor Invitational at the Robert J. Kane Sports Complex.
UB student-athletes broke Kane Complex records in both the men's and women's 200-meter dashes. Ryan Billian raced to victory in 21.28, breaking the 21.34 record from 1998, while Camaria Long won her event in 23.64 rewriting the 2014 record of 23.96. Both hit Mid-American Conference automatic qualifiers in the events. Ten additional AQs were met as the Bulls won 15 events and placed 38 in the top three.
Flirting with his school record of 14.05, Billian placed fourth in the 110 hurdles in 14.07 to hit the MAC qualifier. He also teamed with Darien Johnson, Joshua Gali and Jalen Law to win the 4x100 relay in 40.76.
With four advancing to the finals, the Bulls had a pair of MAC AQs in the 100 hurdles. Kailyn Arcury was the runner-up in 13.80 and Christine Lyttle placed fourth in 14.19. Regine Lazard also clocked a MAC qualifier in the hurdles, finishing third in the 400 with a time of 1:00.62.
Tyra Forbes won the long jump and placed second in the triple. She had a MAC-good leap of 5.93 meters in the long and added an 11.30-meter jump in the triple. Emma Siuciak placed second in the long jumping 5.84 meters.
Taylor Woods met the league qualifier in the discus with a victorious toss of 46.89 meters. She also won the hammer with a throw of 48.24 meters. Miranda Daucher placed third in the discus with a heave of 45.60 meters, while McKenzie Kuehlewind earned bronze in the hammer with a mark of 44.77 meters. She also won the shot put and Joanna Hallisy placed second. Kuehlewind did so with a throw of 13.38 meters. Hallisy followed with a 13.27-meter performance.
Both of UB's 4x400 relay squads raced to victory. The men's team of Morgan, Gali, Brian Cummiskey and Treyvon Mask clocked in at 3:19.16 and the women's team Brianna Colello, Asher Beasley, Malayah White and Long finished in 3:55.19. White also placed third in the 100 dash in 12.08 and teamed with Long, Beasley and Forbes to earn silver in the 4x100 with a time of 46.42.
Johnson won the 100 dash in 10.68, narrowly missing the MAC AQ, and Gali ran second in the 400 in 48.79.
The UB men went one-two in the 3,000 steeplechase and two-three in the shot put. Derek Palafox won the steeple in 9:26.58 and Austin Coneys followed in 9:27.39. Devon Patterson placed second in the shot with a toss of 17.75 meters and Ryan Cribbin placed third with a mark of 16.47 meters.
Amy Shaw raced to a second-place finish of 17:31.17 in her 5K debut. Corinne Birchard and Caroline Brown placed third in the 1,500 and 3,000 runs, respectively. Birchard clocked in at 4:35.71 and Brown at 10:33.65.
The Bulls will next compete at the MAC Championships May 14-16 at Ball State.