Ithaca, NY - The UB men's and women's track & field teams headed to Cornell University in their last meet before the 2016 indoor track & field MAC Championships next weekend. The Bulls built upon Friday's personal-best performances at Akron in their meet on Saturday, which saw two more Bulls hit career-best marks, while others did well in their respective events.
Tyra Forbes won the women's long jump with a jump of 5.60m (18-04.50) Crystal Henderson also performed well by finishing in fifth with a distance of 5.28m. Nikari Carota ran fast in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.12 and finished fifth overall. This was Carota's fastest performance in the event this season.
Kaishaun Cathey finished third in the men's triple jump with a season-best mark of 14.78m.
Rasheedah Bull finished sixth in the 60 meter dash finals with a career-best time of 8.02. Mitchell Fuller also reached the 60 meter dash with a time of 7.11. In the final he hit a personal-best mark of 7.03 and finished in seventh.
Chrsitian Doherty and JerMichael Bunch finished third and fourth in the long jump with attempts of 6.82m and 6.73m, respectively. Alex Siracusa also performed well in the event with his best jump of 6.56m, which was good enough for eighth place.
Meagan Hopkins ran the 3,000 meter run in 10:22.99 and finished eighth. Brianna Colello placed ninth in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:02.76, while Lauren Jenney ran strong to finish 10th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:25.98. Jenney's 800 meter run time is her fastest on the season.
In the men's one mile run Timothy Whelan achieved a new personal-best time by more than four seconds. He finished in eighth with a time of 4:23.59. Everett Geiger ran the 3,000 meter run in a time of 9:11.19 to finish eighth.
The Bulls are back in action on Friday and Saturday when they compete at the MAC Championships on the campus of Akron University.