STORRS, CT - Buffalo track and field teams competed at the Northeast Challenge against the hosts University of Connecticut, Albany, Northeastern, Rhode Island, Southern Connecticut State on Saturday. The Bulls had many impressive performances as the men's team finished in third place and the women's team placed fifth.
The distance group on the men's team ran strongly to many top-five finishes. Barrett Kemp won the steeple chase with a time of 9:24.34, while Austin Coneys ran in 9:35.78 to place fourth. Justin Van Epps and Kemp finished second and fifth with times of 3:52.64 and 3:56.32, respectively, in the 1,500 meter run. John McCarthy completed the 5,000 m run in 15:16.67 to place fifth overall.
Buffalo won the men's 4 x 100 relay in a time of 41.27. Mitchell Moore won his heat and earned first overall in the 400 meter hurdles. Moore ran the event in 53.61. Christian Doherty finished the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 1472 to finish in fourth overall. Mitchell Fuller placed fifth in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.07. In the 400 meter dash Joshua Gali earned a fifth-place finish with a time of 47.95. The 4 x 400 relay earned a fourth-place finish after running the event in 3:21.45.
In the field events Ryan Cribbin led the way with a second-place finish in the men's shot put. His best mark of the day was 17.30m (56-09.25). Austin Price hit another season-best mark in the men's long jump with a mark of 7.20m (23-07.50) to finish fourth. Laurent Dure finished fourth in the long jump with his best clean attempt of 2.04m (06-08.25).
The impressive performances continued on the women's side of Saturday's meet. Tyra Forbes placed second with a time of 12.05 in the 100 meter dash. Amy Shaw ran the 1,500 meter run in 4:36.47 to finish second overall.
Selina Von Jackowski finished third in her heat and fourth overall in the 100 meter hurdles. She completed the event in 14.45. Chardae Henry won her heat in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:15.71 to finish sixth overall among all the heats.
Jess Dhaliwall earned a runner-up finish in the discus with an attempt of 45.78m (150-02). Taylor Woods finished fourth with a throw of 43.17m (141-08) to give the Bulls two top-five finishers in the discus. Joanna Hallisy threw 13.17m (43-02.50) to earn third in the shot put. Megan Patterson also finished third. She threw Mikayla Pearce finished fifth in the long jump with a jump of 5.75m (18-10.50), while Crystal Henderson earned a third-place finish with a day's best distance of 11.87m (38-11.50).
Buffalo is back in action when they compete at the Jesse Owens Classic at Ohio State on April 22 and 23.