BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo indoor track and field team will head to Akron, Ohio., on Friday as the indoor season continues at the Akron Invitational, hosted by the University of Akron at the Stile Athletics Field House. Events are slated to start on Friday at 4:00 p.m. and continue throughout the entire day on Saturday. UB competed at the event last year, with three Bulls collecting individual victories, including Christopher Nowak who claimed victory for Buffalo in the 800m event, crossing the line with a season-best time of 1:53.24.
SCOUTING THE FIELD
- There will be a deep field of 19 teams competing in the Akron Invitational this weekend, including Akron (M/W), Ashland (M/F), Cleveland State (F), Dayton (M/F), Findlay (M/F), Indiana Tech (M/F), Kent State (M/F), Malone (M/F), Marshall (M/F), Mount St. Mary's (M/F), Northern Kentucky (M/F), Ohio (F), Penn (M/F), Purdue Fort Wayne (M/F), Saint Francis (Pa.) (M/F), Walsh (F), West Virginia (F) and Xavier (M/F).
LAST TIME OUT
- Last weekend, the Bulls competed in the EMU CAN-AM hosted by Eastern Michigan on Saturday in Ypsilanti, Mich. at the Bowen Field House. The Bulls were able to collect two individual victories on the afternoon as Jess Dhaliwall collected a victory in the weight throws event and Sydney March won in the women's 600m.
- Senior Jess Dhaliwall continued her strong start to the indoor campaign as she was victorious in the women's weight throw event for the Bulls. Dhaliwall had a season-best toss of 19.97m, edging out the second placed thrower from Bowling Green by .22m. The toss is also currently good for the longest in the MAC this season.
- In the women's 600m event, it was junior distance runner Sydney March who would collect the first place finish for Buffalo, crossing the finish line with a season-best time of 1:38.92. Finishing third in the event was Elise MacDonald, clocking in a time of 1:40.89 for the Bulls.
- On the men's side, junior Sam Wray impressed for the Bulls, throwing a personal-best 18.65m in the men's weight throw, good for third place in the event and just .72m off of the winning distance.
- Sophomore Brandon Burke had a good showing for the bulls as well, as the high jumper leaped his way to a second placed finish with a height of 1.98m, only .04m behind the winning jump from Eastern Michigan.
- Next up for the Bulls, the team will head to Kent, Ohio, to compete in the KSU National Qualifiers hosted by MAC rival Kent State University on Saturday, February 9th.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- For the full schedule of events, please click here.
- If you wish to follow the event, click here for live results.