BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo indoor track and field team will head to Ann Arbor, Mich. on Saturday to compete in the annual Wolverine Invitational hosted by the University of Michigan at the U-M Indoor Track. The meet marks just the second competition of the year for Buffalo's indoor season, and is the first competition for the Bulls since December 7th.
The Wolverine Invitational kicks off on Saturday, January 12th, with field and running events getting underway at 11 a.m. and proceeding in a rolling format. Set to compete against the Bulls is Michigan, Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Guelph, Kent State, Michigan State, Toledo and Western Ontario.
Buffalo will see its first competition of the 2019 calendar year, last competing in the Youngstown State Icebreaker on December 7th. The season-opener saw junior long distance runner Caleb Covell claim victory in the men's 3000m event with a finishing time of 8:34.54 in a field of 21 runners. The Bulls were able to dominate the event, claiming the top four spots with sophomore Christopher Nowak placing second, sophomore Patrick Hazlitt coming in third and Leon Atkins finishing fourth in the event.
Buffalo would collect a second individual victory at the Youngstown Ice Breaker in the men's weight throw event as sophomore Sam Wray hurled the ball an impressive 18.34m, beating the next closest competitor by 1.35m and ranking him third in the MAC at that time.
This will be the first time in program history the Bulls will compete in the event. For fans interested in following along with the day's events, live results will be available here.