BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo, State University of New York men's and women's outdoor track & field teams placed 22 on the 2015 Academic All-Mid-American Conference list announced Monday.
Graduate student Zach Ahart, seniors Matt Killian, Austin Price and Chris Reape, juniors Brian Crimmins, Brian Cummiskey, Frankie Pfeil and Lloyd Webb and sophomores Seamus Degan and Barrett Kemp tallied honors for the men.
For the women, graduate student Regine Lazard was honored, as well as seniors Chrissy Clarkin, Gabby Leo, Emma Siuciak and Kelly Truppo and sophomores Corinne Birchard, Isabella Borini, Caroline Brown, Bailey Kemp, Christine Lyttle, Elizabeth Mansfield and Melinda Wheeler.
At the MAC Outdoor Championships, Price placed third in the triple and Reape fourth in the high jump. Crimmins clocked a third-place finish in the 1,500-meter run and a fourth in the 800, while Cummiskey raced on the Bulls' second-place 4x100 team and their fourth-place 4x400 team. Ahart placed seventh in the 5,000 run. For the women, Siuciak was third in the heptathlon and eighth in the open high jump. Lazard finished sixth in the 400 hurdles and raced on UB's fifth-place 4x400 team. Truppo was third in the pole vault, Birchard seventh in the 800, Lyttle seventh in the 100 hurdles and Wheeler eighth in the 1,500.
This outdoor season, the men placed fourth at the MAC Outdoor Championships with 110.5 points, while the women finished eighth with 51.50 points, just 1.5 points shy of the sixth-place team. The Bulls' season was highlighted by the first national championship title in UB's Division I history. Senior Jonathan Jones took gold in the shot put at the national meet with a school-record throw of 20.78 meters. Juniors Ryan Billian and Mike Morgan also represented the Blue & White in Eugene, OR.
Fifty-eight men and 162 women were honored by the conference. The Academic All-MAC honor is for student-athletes who have excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, student-athletes must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport.