Women's Track & Field Leads at State Championships After Record-Setting First Day

Posted: February 23, 2007
CANTON, NY--Buffalo State's women's track and field team picked up where it left off at last week's conference championships, getting off to a fast start at this weekend's NYSCTC Championships at St. Lawrence University.

The 4x200m relay team of Toya Edwards (Brooklyn/Clara Barton), Chelsea Prophet (Buffalo/daVinci), LaVonne Barfield (Rochester/Wilson Magnet) and Jameieka Price (Niagara Falls/Aviano American) headlined the day's performances, winning the State Championship, while setting a school and meet record with a time of 1:45.65. Barfield also won the long jump, leaping 5.26 meters. Candace Aaron (Coram/Longwood) placed second in the 20-lb. weight throw with a school record and NCAA provisional qualifying throw of 16.25 meters. Jenelle Orosz (N. Tonawanda/N. Tonawanda) continued her hot streak in the high jump, winning the title, clearing 1.63 meters.

The women's team leads the 15-team meet after the opening day with 38 points, one point ahead of Brockport. The men's team is currently 14th of 14 with three points. The Championship concludes tomorrow.

Media Contact:
Jeff Ventura, Sports Information Director | 7168786030 | venturjm@buffalostate.edu
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