UB Track and Field Opens Season in Ypsilanti
The Bulls Men's and Women's Teams both finished third behind EMU, 1st in men's and women's, and Akron.
The team of Jamiee McClary (Sr), Crystal Graham (Jr), Gina Carnovale (Fr), and Donna Jeanty (Jr), finished 1st in the Women's 4x400 relay, Jeanty also finished 3rd in the Women's 400 meters.
Sophomore Meghan Manley in 1st, Junior Regine Lazard in 2nd and Senior Jackie Burns in 3rd.
Junior Jonathon Jones finished 1st in the Shot Put.
Freshman Darien Johnson 2nd Place Men's 60 Meters
Senior Shelby Janutol finished 2nd in the Women's 3000 meters
Freshman Ryan Billian finished 2nd in 60m hurdle
Senior Brooklyn Ventura finished 3rd in Women's 200 meters and 2nd in Women's 60 meters hurdle.
WNY Sophomores Chris Reape (high jump) and Austin Price (triple jump) also nabbed 2nd place finishes.
UB Wrestling Swept in Virginia
UB Wrestling falls to 0-6 after losses to Boise State and Bucknell at the Virginia Duals.
Boise, who received votes in the top 25 poll easily dispatched of the Bulls, but the Bucknell match was much closer. UB dropped the first 4 matches, but then won the next 4 to take the lead. The matchup between 17th ranked Mark Lewandowski and 14th ranked Corey Lear at the 165 lb weight class did not occur, due to an injury to Lear and Lewandowski cruised to his second victory of the day. The Bucknell meet came down to the final match, with the Bison up, 1, the Heavyweight Joe Stolfi stalled UB's Justin Heiserman to gain the match-winning points.
Men's Swimming (2-1) and Women's Swimming (4-0)
The Men's star was diver Shawn Hoffman who won both the 1 meter and 3 meter dives. On the women's side, Brittney Kuras finished first in the 1000 yard freestyle, 100 yard backstroke and 100 yard breaststroke to lead the Bulls to victory.
After a 1-9 start, the Bulls are 3-2 and 2-0 in the MAC after wins over Northern Illinois and Ohio.
Against NIU, UB found themselves down 10-7 before going on a 12-0 run. NIU clawed back into the game in the second half, UB took a lead again and NIU was able to again bring it back within 2 at 37-35. UB would run again, this time 14-2 to go up 51-37. In that run Kristen Sharkey scored 8 points finishing the game with 20 and Mackenzie Loesing scored 4 of her 17 points.
Against NIU the Bulls gave NIU life a few times but showed their perseverance by ultimately pulling out the victory. Against the hated Bobcats, the Bulls showed they had killer instincts. The Bull shot 41% on route to a 73-36 rout of the Bobcats. UB started the game on a 21-6 run and scored the game winning points with 3:35 remaining in the 1st. Everything went the Bulls way, they shot better from 3 point (22.7%) than the Bobcats shot field goals for the game (22.6%). Ohio actually won the turnover battle, UB just played stout defense and out-rebounded the bobcats 61-32 led by Christa Baccas with 14. The lopsided score allowed Reserve Freshman Rachael Gregory to showcase her scoring touch, she led the Bulls with 16 points.