Another weekend, another school record.
Amy Shaw broke one of UB's oldest program records this evening with a 16:29 showing in the 5000 meters at the Division I Invite hosted in Geneva, Ohio. Among events still contested, only the Triple Jump mark had stood longer than Jenny Koeppel's 16:34 in 2005, when she also set the program's 3000m mark, which still stands.
In addition to Shaw, Brian Crimmins continued his stellar track season, running 2:22 in the 1000 to claim another school record. In this case, the mark was considerably younger, as it was previously held by current Bull Tyler Scheving, who has traded marks with Crimmins a few times now.
UB had a few other entrants at the Invite, a rare competition that has a substantial number of events on Friday before a longer program Saturday:
Against a field of throwers from Michigan, Michigan State, Cincinnati, Kent State, and Ohio State, UB Women found 12-15-16-17 finishes in the weight throw. Led by Meg Patterson, this is probably one of Buffalo's best events looking ahead to the MAC Championships, as McKenzie Kuehlewind, Miranda Daucher, and Jess Dhaliwall have been pretty even for a time now.
Jen Thill is just recently back from a long hiatus, and took silver in the pole vault, clearing 3.67m, while the Women's Distance Medley Relay won a heads-up race over conference rival Akron. Andrew Berge snuck into the top ten of the Men's 5000, hitting 14:45 in the event.
In their record-setting performances, Crimmins won the 1000 while Shaw finished 5th in the 5000.
Tomorrow's events will see substantially more Bulls:
Men's High Jump: Hasani Rathan (seeded 7th), Laurent Dure
Men's Pole Vault: Daniel Normoyle
Men's Shot Put: Ryan Cribbin (6th), Devon Patterson (8th)
Women's Long Jump: Asher Beasley (8th)
Women's High Jump: Nina Zesky
Women's Shot Put: Patterson (5th), Kuehlewind, Joanna Hallisy
Men's Mile: John McCarthy
Men's 3000: Jack Jibb, Craig Kaiser, Tom Meehan
Men's 60 Hurdles: JerMichael Bunch, Christian Doherty, Anthony Clark
Men's 60: Darien Johnson (1st), Brian Cummiskey, Mitch Fuller
Men's 400: Mitch Moore, Josh Gali
Men's 800: Tyler Scheving (2nd), Austin Coneys
Women's Mile: Chardae Henry, Corinne Birchard, Melinda Wheeler
Women's 3000: Laura Libruk
Women's 60 Hurdles: Chrissy Lyttle (10th), Selina Von Jackowski, Crystal Henderson, Beasley, Sabrina Bush
Women's 60: Malayah White (8th), Tyra Forbes, Allison Mazur, Mikayla Pearce
Women's 400: Kyla Kenyon, Amy Villarini, Brianna Colello,