GENEVA, OH - The Bulls started off the two-day Spire Division I Invite in historic fashion with two records falling. This is the fourth-straight week where a member of the UB track and field teams has broken a school record.
Brian Crimmins set a school record for the third time this year and placed first in the event by running 2:22.74 in the 1000 meter run and breaking Tyler Scheving's 2015 record in the event. In the 5000m run Amy Shaw shattered the previous record of 16:34.04, which was set by Jenny Koeppel at the 2005 ECAC Championships, with finishing time of 16:29.13. Shaw's effort earned her a fifth-place finish behind four runners from Big 10 programs, but ahead of four participants from conference foe Toledo.
After breaking the men's 1000 meter run UB record, Crimmins now holds seven different indoor and outdoor school records. Shaw now holds two school records at UB, the indoor 5,000 meter run and the outdoor 6,000 (4 x 1,500) meter relay, with Friday's record-setting performance in the 5,000 meter run.
The women's distance medley team consisting of Melinda Wheeler, Kyla Kenyon, Corinne Birchard, and Chardae Henry won the event over Akron's relay team with a time of 11:58.42. Jenn Thrill finished second in the pole vault with a successful attempt at 3.67m (12-00.50).
UB men's and women's track and field team continue competition at the Spire Institute on Saturday.