Several Bulls Place As MAC Championships Conclude

Several Bulls Place As MAC Championships Conclude

TOLEDO, OH – The University at Buffalo track and field team claimed a number of medals on Saturday on the final day of the 2016 Mid-American Conference Outdoor Championships.

The Bulls started the day off strong on the track, medaling in a pair of relays.  UB picked up a silver medal in the women's 4x100m as the group of Malayah White, Camaria Long, Asher Beasley and Tyra Forbes finished second in a time of 45.84, just 0.12 seconds out of first.  The UB men also medaled in the event as Darien Johnson, Joshua Gali, Mitchell Fuller and Mitchell Moore finished in third place in a season-best 40.85.

In the 100m, Johnson picked up a silver medal as he ran a lifetime-best 10.48 to finish second.  On the women's side, White finished in fifth place in the 100m finals in a time of 11.77.

Gali recorded his second bronze of the day as he finished in third place in the 400m in a season-best time of 47.68.

Junior Craig Kaiser finished in fifth place in the 800m in 1:56.82, while Moore finished in fifth place in the 400m hurdles in a time of 53.84.

Long finished in seventh place in the women's 200m in a time of 24.73, while Johnson finished sixth on the men's side in a season-best time of 21.58.

In the 1500m race, freshman Jack Jibb finished in seventh place with a season-best run of 3:55.69.  Justin Van Epps finished 11th in the race, while Seamus Degan finished in 14th.

Sophomore Amy Shaw finished 11th in the 5000m race with a time of 17:30.02, while three men finished in the top 10 in their 5000m race.  Freshman Andrew Berge finished in a season best time of 15:00.48 to place seventh, while Barrett Kemp finished in ninth place and Derek Palafox finished 10th.

In the final races of the weekend, the UB women finished in 10th place in the 4x400 relay with a season-best time 3:54.02, while the men finished in fifth place in a season-best time of 3:14.69.

In the field,  Junior Laurent Dure finished in fourth place in the men's high jump, clearing a season-best height of 2.06m.  Freshman Crystal Henderson also finished in fourth place as she competed in the women's triple jump. Henderson's leap of 12.30m was a new personal best and the third longest in school history.  Senior Austin Price finished in fifth place in the men's triple jump with a leap of 14.80m.  Kaishaun Cathey finished seventh in the event.

Taylor Woods began the day with a 10th place finish women's discus with a throw of 44.40m.  Ryan Cribbin, who won the MAC title in the shot put on Friday, fouled in his three attempts during the men's discus. 

Following the meet, Cribbin was named first-team All-MAC after his win in the shot put, while Johnson was named second-team All-MAC after finishing second in the 100m. On the women's side, White, Long, Beasley and Forbes were all named second-team All-MAC after their silver medal performance in the 4x100m.

In the team standings, the men finished the championships in sixth place, while the women finished the championships in 11th place.

The season will continue for select competitors in the two weeks at the NCAA East Preliminaries in Jacksonville, FL.