The University at Buffalo women's track and field team recorded its best finish ever at the Mid-American Conference indoor championships while two athletes earned individual titles Saturday in Akron, Ohio. Buffalo was fourth among 12 teams after never having finished higher than sixth.
Junior Becky O'Brien defended her women's shot put title with a throw of 54 feet on her first attempt. Freshman Emma Siuciak won the women's high jump at 5 feet, 8 1/2 inches.
Meanwhile Buffalo's women's swimming team also placed fourth in the MAC conference championships in Akron -- its best finish in the conference meet ever.
Brittney Kuras of UB earned the MAC's Most Outstanding Swimmer award after she won her third individual title in a school- and MAC-meet record in the 100 freestyle (48.90) and anchored the winning 400-free relay team which, along with Mallory Morrell, Taylor Steffl and Marissa Murphy, posted a school, MAC and MAC Championship record of 3:19.88.
On the final day of the Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships, St. Bonaventure sophomore Jimmy Martin won the 100 freestyle in 44.82 at the Flickinger Center. The Bona men took second behind Massachusetts.
Vatslav Lets took home Rookie of the Year honors while Mike Murphy won men's Diver of the Year, and coach Stephanie O'Callaghan won men's Diving Coach of the Year.