With a big-time meet at Penn State next weekend, UB sent a relatively muted Track and Field contingent to Cornell today for the Upstate Invite. Here and there the Bulls found some strong finishes, and were especially strong in the field events, but for the most part the day is little more than getting some more times and distances registered before the season really gets going.
Sabrina Bush in the 60H and Malayah White in the 60 each gave UB a representative in the day's shortest races. Bush finished 7th, while White roared to a third-place result on (I believe) a season-best 7.62.
Freshman Amy Villarini placed 6th in the 200, and Camaria Long, moved up a bit in distance, coasted to win the 400 by more than a second
The highlight was certainly freshman Chardae Henry, who placed 3rd in the mile (5:03.88), but Kyla Kenyon, like Long running up a distance, finished 8th in the 800 and Corinne Birchard took a strong 3rd in the 1000.
The women had a stellar day at long jump, where Tyra Forbes (2nd), Asher Beasley (4th), Mikayla Pearce (5th), and Seline Von Jackowski (8th) all earned points in the event. Crystal Henderson finished third in the triple jump, as well.
UB's women throwers are really showing off some improvement over last year. Megan Patterson, Miranda Daucher, and Jess Dhaliwall went 2-4-8 in the weight throw, and Patterson won the shot put with Joanna Hallisy taking 4th.
The men probably had their biggest numbers in the sprints. Freshman Alex Siracuse took 8th in the 60, and Darien Johnson and Tom Meehan eached placed in the 400. Kaishaun Cathey and Mitch Fuller went 5-7 in the 200, and Josh Gali, Moore, and Treyvon Mask went 3-5-7 in the 500.
No place finishers, and I'm not even sure there were any entrants other than Austin Coneys.
Again, a highlight for the day. Austin Ashby took the long jump with (I believe) a season-best 7.39m while Christian Doherty took 6th. Ashby also took second in the triple jump. Freshman JerMichael Bunch was just outside of the scorers in each event, and freshman Hasani Rathan had a nice showing in the high jump, clearing 2.04m - again, as a freshman - to take fourth.
Again, no place finishers, as only Kyle Pierre was even entered. Penn State next weekend demands rest.