NEW ORLEANS, LA – The University at Buffalo, State University of New York men's outdoor track & field team sits first in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Northeast Regional Rankings. The Bulls, who sit ahead of regional foes Cornell, Connecticut and Syracuse, also rank 43rd nationally, one spot ahead of the Big Red.
"As we continue to build our program, outstanding performances by our nationally-ranked student-athletes put UB T&F on the national stage with other elite talent," praised director and head coach Vicki Mitchell.
The Bulls tallied 585.15 points in the week three poll. The Bulls have 16 individual and a pair of relays ranking in the regional rankings. Leading the region is Mike Morgan in the decathlon and Jonathan Jones in the shot put. Austin Ashby sits second in the long jump and Austin Price ranks second in the triple. Sitting third in the Northeast is Ryan Billian in the 200-meter dash, Morgan in the high jump and Devon Patterson in the shot put. Brian Crimmins ranks in the 800 run with the fourth-best regional performance. Billian sits fifth in the 110 hurdles and long jump, as do the Bulls' 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams. At sixth is Billian in the 100 dash, Tyler Scheving in the 800, Jake Wray in the 110 hurdles and Ryan Cribbin in the shot put. Darien Johnson ranks eighth in the 100 and Morgan eighth in the long jump.
The Bulls will return to action competing at the Penn Relays Thursday through Saturday and the Cornell Big Red Invitational on Sunday.