It didn't take long into the outdoor track and field season for UB's teams to set another school record. Malayah White, fresh off a MAC championship in the 60m dash indoors, lowered the Bulls mark in the 100m dash - the shortest outdoor event - by .08 seconds to highlight the first day at the Wake Forest Open Friday.
White's record breaks one of the newest marks on the books, as she runs 11.75 in the 100 in the first meet since teammate Tyra Forbes ran 11.83 to set a school record at the 2015 MAC Outdoor Championships, and continues the very strong 2016 for UB's sprinters, as both White and Darien Johnson have lowered and lowered again school records since the new year.
In addition to White, Forbes also made the finals of the 100, running 11.98s in the prelims and 12.02 in the final. Camaria Long was easily the top collegian in the 400m dash, and UB had three finalists - Chrissy Lyttle, Selina Von Jackowski, and Sabrina Bush - in the 110 hurdles. They finished second, fifth, and sixth.
On the men's side, Johnson made the finals of the 100 himself, running 10.57 (the UB record is 10.35, held by Ryan Billian), Josh Gali and Mitch Moore both finished top-6 in the 400, and JerMichael Bunch made the final of the 110 hurdles.
Melinda Wheeler and Amy Shaw both finished top-12 in the 1500, with Wheeler taking second. UB didn't enter any women in the 5K or the steeplechase.
Craig Kaiser took fifth in the men's 1500, at the head of a second pack. No Bulls found their way into the men's steeple or 5K, either.
Crystal Henderson was the lone high finisher here, taking seventh in the long jump.
Craig Howard was the top collegian in the pole vault, topping 5.00 meters, while Austin Price and Kaishaun Cathey were both top-seven in the triple jump.
Hours before alum and assistant coach Jon Jones took fifth at the World Championships, Ryan Cribbin had a day of his own, taking the shot put crown with a top throw of 18.82 meters. Arnis Mehmetaj had a strong showing in the javelin, finishing fifth.
Meg Patterson placed top-five in both the shot put and the hammer throw, while Joanna Hallisy and Jess Dhaliwall (shot) and Taylor Woods (hammer) also notched top ten finishes.