MUNCIE, IN – The University at Buffalo, State University of New York men's and women's track & field teams competed Saturday at the 2015 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships hosted by Ball State. The men placed fourth with 110.5 points, while the women finished eighth with 51.50, just 1.5 points shy of the sixth-place team.
The Bulls had seven top-three performances, winning one event and snapping one school record on the day.
Brian Crimmins broke his own school record in the 1,500 to place third overall. He clocked a 3:47.93 finish to rewrite his previous record by over a second. Tyler Scheving and Crimmins went three-four in the 800 run with times of 1:54.31 and 1:54.39, respectively.
Ryan Billian earned silver in the 100 dash with a 10.49 finish and placed fifth in the 200 sprint in 21.30. He teamed with Darien Johnson, Joshua Gali and Brian Cummiskey to anchor UB's runner-up 4x100 relay that crossed the finish line in 40.10.
Camaria Long raced to a third-place finish of 24.01 in the 200 dash. She was joined by Malayah White, Asher Beasley and Tyra Forbes on the Bulls' fourth-place 45.90 4x100. Additionally, Long teamed with Regine Lazard, Beasley and Manley to clock a 3:44.60 4x400 finish good for fifth.
Three placed for the Bulls in the men's high jump. Chris Reape and Mike Morgan shared fourth place clearing 2.01 meters, while Laurent Dure' added a 2.01-meter clear, with additional attempts, to finish eighth.
Adam Hume cleared 5.00 meters to earn fourth in the pole vault.
The women placed fifth and seventh in the 100 hurdles. Kailyn Arcury ran fifth in 13.88 and Christine Lyttle seventh in 14.08. Lazard added a sixth-place finish in the 400 hurdles with a time of 1:01.04.
In the men's intermediate hurdles, Moore ran fifth in 53.65. Zach Ahart was seventh in the 5,000 in 14:55.40.
The Bulls took seventh and eighth in the discus and the 110 hurdles. In the discus, Devon Patterson led the way with a mark of 47.06 meters and Ryan Cribbin followed in eighth with a heave of 46.88 meters. Morgan was seventh in the hurdles and Jake Wray eighth with times of 14.65 and 14.67, respectively.
Four on the women's squad tallied eighth-place finishes. Forbes did so in the 100 dash in 12.03, Melinda Wheeler ran eighth in the 1,500 in 4:34.88, Emma Siuciak cleared 1.70 meters in the high jump and Taylor Woods had a toss of 46.21 meters in the discus.
The Bulls will return to action May 28-30 at the NCAA East Preliminaries at North Florida.