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UB Track and Field sprint records fall in first day of Penn State National Invitational

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There wasn't a whole lot of UB representation at the first day of Penn State's National Invitational Friday, but fans got plenty of bang for their buck as Buffalo's sprinters continued to impress in the early part of the season.

The 60m dash was the place to be for Buffalo tonight, as Malayah White tied current teammate Camaria Long's school record in the semifinals and broke it in the final, lowering it to 7.51s, while Darien Johnson lowered his own weeks-old record twice in both the semifinal and the final. That mark now stands at 6.69s. Both White and Johnson finished second among collegiate competitors at the event.

UB nearly had a third school record at the opposite end of the spectrum, as Barrett Kemp ran the second fastest 5000 in school history at 14:38.07, less than ten seconds off Jerimie Slick's 2003 mark that stands as one of the oldest on the UB books.

In other track events Chrissy Lyttle qualified for the semifinals in the 60 hurdles but missed the finals by one-hundredth of a second and Morgan Mahoney and Meghan Hopkins each PRed in the women's 5000.

Megan Patterson took ninth in the women's weight throw, Selina Von Jackowski seventh in the long jump, and Austin Ashby took fourth in the men's long jump.

The majority of events at Penn State are tomorrow. The same goes for UB's representation at the SPIRE Mid-West Invite in Ohio, where the only performance of note today was Adam Hunt's eighth-place finish in the 5000.