Track and Field Shatters School Records at Emory Invitational

Posted: April 4, 2005
Four school records were shattered as Buffalo State opened its outdoor track and field season this weekend at the Emory Invitational in Atlanta, GA. The men's team placed fifth of 18 teams with 56 points, while the women finished 11th of 19 with 18 points.

Richard Harris (Rochester/Hilton) finished first in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 14.62, breaking the 20-year-old school record. Todd Wassinger (Sanborn/Starpoint) also set a new school record with a first-place finish in the hammer throw, throwing 47.94 meters. Jenelle Orosz (N.Tonawanda/N.Tonawanda) captured a second-place finish and a new school record in the high jump, clearing 1.67 meters. Dana Migliorino (Wayne/Wayne Valley) placed seventh in the pole vault with a new school record of 2.15 meters.

Other top finishers for the Bengals included Jamie Abbott (Pulaski/Pulaski). Abbott threw 34.49 meters in the discuss throw, taking a fourth-place title. On the men’s side Justin Muise (Kenmore/Kenmore West) finished third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 51.93. Tim Giagos (Rochester/Gates-Chili) also captured a third-place finish, clocking in at 57.25 in the 400-meter hurdles. Ken Ciolek (Limestone/Bradford Area) placed third in the high jump clearing 1.93 meters, and second in the javelin throw with a mark of 55.51 meters. Joe Wooley (Amherst/Sweet Home) took home fifth place in the long jump at 12.76 meters.

The Bengals will return to action Saturday, April 16 when they travel to Slippery Rock.
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