GAINESVILLE, FL – The University at Buffalo track & field program had five student-athletes in action this weekend, as they competed in the Florida Relays hosted by the University of Florida at James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
Buffalo Junior Leon Atkins started off his outdoor campaign on a high note, as the middle distance specialist clocked in a time of 1:50.92 in the 800m race, the fourth fastest time in program history. The time is also a personal best for Atkins, ranking him first in the MAC and 29th in the NCAA east region. This was Atkins' first competition since coming off of a very successful indoor season, highlighted by the junior claiming the gold medal in the 800m at the MAC Championships.
Senior hurdler Anthony Clark sprinted his way to a 15th place finish and a new personal best time of 14.24. The performance currently ranks as the fasted time in the MAC and ranks Clark 40th in the entire NCAA.
Brandon Burke once again impressed for the Bulls in the high jump, as the sophomore leapt his way to a second place finish with a height of 6'11" (2.11m). The mark is a new personal best for Burke and ranks him second in the MAC and 10th in the NCAA east region.
Discus thrower Sam Wray also had a successful showing for the Bulls, placing eighth in a competitive field of 30 throwers with a toss of 169'3". The throw, which is a season best mark for Wray, currently ranks him second in the MAC and 22nd in the NCAA east region.
In the women's triple jump event, Crystal Henderson narrowly missed her personal best mark by two centimeters, leaping her way to a distance of 12.31m.
The Bulls are back in action next weekend as they are set to compete in the Sam Howell Invite hosted by Princeton University.