University at Buffalo runner Fumu Gakodi (Amherst) set two school records in winning the men's 400 meters (48.12) and finishing 10th in the 200 meters (21.92) at the Wake Forest Track & Field Relays held Saturday for both men and women.
Two UB women also set school records as Ruth Conlon won the hammer throw (165 feet, 10 inches) and Casey Spencer finished second in the pole vault (8 feet).
Among other UB athletes, Shelly Hamilton (Lockport) won the high jump (5-feet-8). Katie Scott (Salamanca) finished second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.99) and Melissa Ryan finished third in the 100-meter hurdles (14.73).
Three Canisius athletes set school records at the Ohio University Invitational. Lou Cannata's toss of 153 feet won the hammer throw, breaking the previous record by five inches.
Meanwhile, Azure Schoenle (Lancaster) placed fourth while setting a school record in women's shot put (35-10). Anqulia Hunter (City Honors) finished fifth in the women's 100-meter hurdles (17.3).
Among Canisius men, Brian Corrigan placed third in the 400 meters (51.4), Brian Lombardo (Sweet Home) was third in the 800 meters (2:02.3) and Mike Lauria (Sweet Home) finished fourth (2:02.9).
BASEBALL: Liam O'Brien hit two homers and drove in three runs to lead Canisius to a 7-1 victory over Amherst in Fort Myers, Fla. Daryl Besant went 3 for 4 and Jesse Burdick went 2 for 4 for the Griffs.
Pitcher Jeff Mitchell (1-0) gave up four hits in 4 1/3 innings. Canisius (2-4) plays Ohio State today.
Niagara's Geoff Hoover had four hits, including a three-run homer, and four RBIs but the Purple Eagles dropped a heartbreaker to Central Connecticut, 10-9, in Fort Myers on a two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.
NU (3-6-1) got three hits from David Adair and two each from Aaron Mindel and Frank Tabaczynski.
SOFTBALL: Canisius dropped two games to nationally ranked teams at the Cal-State Fullerton Invitational on Saturday. The Griffs (3-12) opened a 2-0 lead on first-inning back-to-back homers by Jen Silata and Jesse Rosenhahn but the Golden Griffins (3-11) could not hold the lead in a 7-5 loss to No. 3 Washington (17-3). No. 25 Florida (18-7) took a 1-0 victory in the nightcap. Erin Crowley pitched a five-hitter, allowing the only run in third inning on three consecutive two-out singles.