BOWLING GREEN, OH – The University at Buffalo track and field team completed the first day of action at the Mid-American Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by Bowling Green on Friday. After day one, the men's team sits in fifth place and the women's team is in sixth place.
On the women's side, Jess Dhaliwall finished third in the weight throw, in one of the most competitive fields in the entire country, with a toss of 66-01.75. It easily eclipsed her previous personal best of 63-11.5. In addition, Miranda Daucher threw a personal best of 65-0, placing an impressive fifth. Also, McKenzie Kuehlewind threw a personal-best 57-9, just missing the a top eight scoring position.
Martine Bye placed fourth in the pentathlon with a season-best 3,632 points. The UB senior won the high jump portion of the pentathlon with a mark of 5-08.00.
Selina Von Jackowski finished fifth in the long jump with a leap of 19-02.75.
In the women's 5,000m, Morgan Mahoney ran a gutsy race, running a lifetime best of 17:22.80, placing 14th in a loaded field.
Sam Wray took fourth in the weight throw with a personal-best toss of 60-04.00. It was his first ever throw over 60 feet.
Liam Hilbert ran a very strong race and narrowly missed the top six scoring positions in the 5,000m with a time of 15:19.33
Also advancing to Saturday's final track events were Leon Atkins and Tom Meehan in the 800m. Mitchell Moore advanced to the 400m final. Von Jackowski ran a lifetime-best 8.47 in the 60m high hurdles to the finals.
Von Jackowski ran a personal best in the 200m (24.97) and Nikari Carota ran a personal best in the 60m high hurdles (8.62), but both narrowly missed qualifying for the finals.
The MAC Championships conclude on Saturday.