BUFFALO, NY - Buffalo men's and women's track and field teams dominated in their sole home event of the year at they won 23 events overall. Saturday's meet was a good meet to prepare for the MAC Championships, which take place from May 12-14 at Toledo.
Camaria Long claimed the top 200 meter dash time in the MAC and won the event on Saturday with a time of 23.82. Mikayla Pearce hit a season-best mark of 6.10m (20.25 feet) in the long jump. Her mark is currently the second best mark in the MAC and top-48 in the NCAA East Region.
Craig Kaiser was the top attached collegiate runner in the men's 800 meter run with his time of 1:50.65. The season-best mark puts him third in the MAC as of Saturday. John McCarthy won the men's steeplechase in a season-best time of 9:12.37. He now sits third in the MAC. Justin Van Epps won the 1,500 meter run. His season-best time of 3:50.97 currently ranks sixth in the MAC.
Megan Patterson's season-best mark of 14.99m earned her the top collegiate spot and currently ranks her seventh in the MAC. Crystal Henderson won the triple jump with a distance of 12.02m and now sits seventh amongst MAC triple jumpers.
Austin Price won the men's triple jump with a season-best mark of 15.00m, which ranks him seventh in the MAC. Austin Ashby and Kaishaun Cathey finished second and third in the event with marks of 14.45m and 14.24m, respectively. Ashby hit a season-best mark in the long jump with a distance of 7.41m. He now sits third in the MAC.
Jenn Thill's season-best mark of 3.91m now put her within the top-eight amongst MAC athletes in the women's pole vault.
Both 4x100 meter relay teams ran their fastest of the season and currently sit in third across the MAC. The men's relay team ran in 40.90, while the women's relay team ran in 45.71.