Bulls Post Good Results in Outdoor Opener at W&M Quad

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Williamsburg, VA – The University at Buffalo outdoor track and field team had a good opener at the William & Mary Quad on Saturday in Williamsburg, VA. The meet was highlighted by Caleb Covell breaking the school record in the men's 3,000m with a time of 8:21.35 to place second.

Other highlights on the men's side include:

Mitchell Moore won the 400m hurdles in 53.41 - a MAC Auto Qualifying Time.  
• In the short sprints, Ray Anikwue had a strong day placing 2nd in the 200m in a personal best time of 22.38. 
• UB's middle distance men had strong showing, with Leon Atkins placing 3rd in the 800m with a personal best time of 1:52.64, and in the 1500m, freshman Christopher Nowak led for the Bulls, placing 5th in a personal best time of 3:55.28. 
• The Bulls also had a 3-4 finish in the 3k steeple chase with John McCarthy and Matt Mercer.  
• In the field events, the throws were the dominating force.  Devon Patterson and Ryan Cribbin went 1-2 in the shot put, both with MAC Auto Qualifying Marks (58'4.75" and 57'5.5", respectively).
Sam Wray took 2nd in the discus in 166'9". 

On the women's side, to no surprise, Selina Von Jackowski was again a headliner.  Von Jackowski won the 100 high hurdles in a MAC Auto Qualifying Mark of 14.02, and the long jump.

Other highlights on the women's side included:

Nikari Carota placed 2nd in the 100 high hurdles. 
Jhada Francis scored for the Bulls in both the 100m and 200m. 
Amy Villarini had a strong opening performance in the 400m in 57.22. 
Morgan Mahoney placed 4th in the 1500m, while Charlotte Molloy turned in a personal best mark in the 3000m of 10:09.57, placing 4th overall.
• In the field events, the UB women again showed dominance in the throws.  Joanna Hallisy won the shot put in 44'11"
Miranda Daucher opened with a 1st place finish in the Discus, with a MAC Auto qualifying mark of 170'8", and she also placed 2nd in the hammer throw with a distance of 168'0". 
• Sophomore Samantha Hjelmar placed 2nd in the high jump in 5'3".  

"It was a solid first meet of the outdoor season," head coach Vicki Mitchell said. "We put in a great week of training, taking advantage of being on the outdoor track each day.  This was a meet for our student-athletes to grind through after a really strong week of training." 

The Bulls are back in action next weekend. A few members of the squad will travel to the Sunshine State to compete in the Florida Relays. The rest of the team will compete at Geneseo.