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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Buff State track and field sends select group to BW meet; Men’s 4x4 moves up national rankings

All WNY News     Saturday, May 13, 2017    

BUFFALO STATE ATHLETICS



BEREA, Ohio— Buffalo State's men's 4x400-meter relay team capitalized on its opportunity tonight at the Baldwin Wallace Harrison Dillard Twilight Meet, moving up the national rankings one week before selection for the NCAA Championships.
 
THE BASICS
RESULTS: No Team Scoring
MEET: Harrison Dillard Twilight Meet
LOCATION: George Finnie Stadium – Baldwin Wallace
 
NOTABLES

  • Robert Liebel (Tonawanda/Tonawanda), Cody Sikora (N. Tonawanda/N. Tonawanda), Phil Giuga(Tonawanda/Tonawanda) and Mohamed Kouyate (Bronx/Dreamyard Prep) joined forces in the 4x400-meter relay to place third, but more importantly, post the seventh-best time in Division III this season, clocking 3:14.17.
  • Several other Bengals posted strong showings, but were not able to factor in the national rankings.
  • Darren Thompson (Buffalo/St. Joe's) finished runner-up in the 200-meter dash (21.70), while Liebel was fourth (21.84).
  • Kouyate was third in the 400-meter dash (48.97).
  • The 4x100-meter relay of Liebel, Thompson, James Willard (Albany/Albany) and Elijah Lawal(Duanesburg/Duanesburg) also finished third (41.86).
  • The women's 4x100-meter relay of Catarra Burroughs (Rochester/Wilson Magnet), Dayonna Holmes(Rochester/Charlotte), Satin Holmes (Rochester/Wilson Magnet) and Keanna McKnight (Queens/Springfield Gardens) crossed second in 48.24 seconds.
  • Dayonna Holmes was also runner-up in the long jump (5.46m).
 
UP NEXT
Buffalo State will send a handful of athletes to one final "last chance" meet at Oneonta on Thursday.




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