UB Performs Well at Florida Relays

UB Performs Well at Florida Relays

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GAINESVILLE, FL - The University at Buffalo men's and women's track and field teams headed to the Sunshine State to compete against some of the nation;s best collegiate and professional athletes at the Florida Relay. Buffalo performed well in the first two days of the event held on University of Florida's campus.


Austin Ashby led the way for the Bulls as he finished fourth in the men's college session in the long jump. He launched 7.35m (24' 1.50"), which is a new season-best mark.

Taylor Woods earned a ninth-place finish in the discus as she threw a season-best distance of 47.31m (155' 2") on her best attempt of the day. Jess Dhaliwall's best attempt of the event was 43.77m (143' 7") as she earned a top-20 finish.

In the 1500m race Melinda Wheeler and Amy Shaw ran the event in 4:29.16 and 4:29.24, respectively, to finish 20th and 22nd. Shaw achieved a personal-best time in the event.

Joshua Gali ran a season-best time of 48.18 in the 400m dash, while Corinne Birchard finished strongly in the 800m event with a time of 2:13.08. Jenn Thill vaulted well in her opening outdoor meet of the season with a height of 3.75m (12' 3.50"). Ryan Cribbin added another impressive performance in the field events for the Bulls. He placed 19th in the discus as he launched the implement 46.48m (152' 6").


Buffalo hit various season-best and personal-best marks on Thursday to open up competition at the Florida Relays.

Kyla Kenyon and Asher Beasley both set new personal-best times in the 400m dash by finishing the event in 1:02.71 and 1:02.85, respectively. In the 400 hurdles Mitchell Moore ran a season-best time of 54.86.

The Bulls are back in action on Saturday as the wrap up competition in the Florida Relays.