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MAC Track and Field Championships Day 1 Recap: Truppo takes third in Pole Vault

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Day Two of the MAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships is underway now, but first we need to recap the few events from Day One, which featured just a handful of Bulls in a few field events, the first day of each team's respective multi event, and the 10,000 meter runs.

The biggest performance of the day for UB came on the Women's side, where Kelly Truppo earned a bronze medal in the Pole Vault, tying for third place with Janina Pollatz of Eastern Michigan thanks to a vault of 3.86 meters.

Truppo was the only Bull to earn points on the women's side, and just one did so for the men's team, as javelinier Arnis Mehmetaj hit a big season-best 60.17 meters in his event to take fifth.

Other Bulls in action were Taylor Bates in the Pole Vault (3.56m), Isabella Borini in the Javelin (32.04m), and Barrett Kemp (10th place) and Zach Ahart (DNF) in the Men's 10,000 meter run.

With Mike Morgan sitting out the decathlon -- you'll recall he was injuring in nationals last year -- UB's only entrant in a multi event is Emma Siuciak, who entered today in fourth place with 3294 point, less than 100 out of first place. Of the first four events, Siuciak's best performances came in the high jump (won, 1.75m) and shot put (3rd). As I write this, Emma is in a three-way battle for second with just a single event to go.

After the first day, bot UB teams sit in last place; the men in sixth with four points and the women in twelfth with 5.5. Expect that, and the length of these posts to change tonight or tomorrow morning, when more events go final. Today we'll see Siuciak finish up the heptathlon and finals in both the shot put and long jump, where Buffalo should rack up major points.

Go Bulls