BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo indoor track and field team will head to Ypsilanti, Mich., this weekend as they are set to compete in the EMU CAN-AM International meet hosted by Eastern Michigan University on Saturday, January 26th in the Bowen Field House.. This will be the first time the Bulls have competed in the event. The CAN-AM International is scheduled to begin with field events taking place at 9 a.m. followed by running events at 1 p.m.
SCOUTING THE FIELD
- Teams competing in the EMU CAN-AM on Saturday include schools from both the United States and Southern Ontario, including Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Detroit Mercy, Ferris State, Grand Valley State, McGill, Oakland, Waterloo, Western Ontario, Windsor, and York.
LAST TIME OUT
- Last weekend, the Bulls were unable to compete in the Upstate Challenge hosted by Cornell University due to poor weather conditions.
- On January 12th, Buffalo competed at the Wolverine Invite hosted by the University of Michigan at the U of M indoor track in Ann Arbor, MI.
- Leon Atkins had the most impressive individual victory on the day for the Bulls which came in the 600m event, as the junior shattered the school record in the event with a time of 1:18.86. The time bested the second placed finisher from Michigan by over two seconds.
- Another notable finish on the men's side was a victory in the 800m event claimed by freshman Cal Puskar. Puskar crossed the line with a time of 1:56.04, narrowly edging out the second placed finisher by .07 seconds. The time currently ranks second best in the conference.
- On the women's side, senior Crystal Henderson impressed for the Bulls in the triple jump event, leaping to a distance of 12.07m, ranking her second in the MAC currently. Henderson's score earned her a second place finish in the event.
- Next up for the Bulls, the team will head to Akron, OH, to compete in the Akron Invite hosted by MAC rival Akron University on February 1st-2nd.
- If you wish to follow the event, click here for live results.