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Outdoor Track Has Strong Showing in UB Alumni Invite

By Connor Pohlman, Sports Editor

A pair of event wins and numerous top-10 finishes served as the highlights for the Canisius men's and women's outdoor track teams in the UB Alumni Invite Saturday at the UB Track Stadium in Buffalo.

Junior Maura Jordan took first in the 200-meter dash, posting a time of 26.93. Jordan also placed third in the women's 100-meter dash, finishing with a time of 12.55.

Senior Olivia Moran also picked up an event victory on Saturday, taking first in the women's 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:40.98. Junior Jules Jones also placed third in the race, crossing the finish line in 4:43.17

Senior Marissa Silba claimed fourth in the women's 5,000-meter run, crossing the finish line in 18:49.53 while fellow senior Rylee Campeau took sixth 19:17.64

Junior Katie Gawronski placed second in the women's 400-meter hurdles, posting a time of 1:09.00

On the men's side, senior Andrew Perreault placed second in the 5,000-meter run, turning in a time of 14:58.48.

Junior Ronan McDonald and freshman Joe Pivarunas posted a pair of top-10 finishes in the men's 800-meter race, with McDonald claiming sixth (2:03.57) and Pivarunas finishing eighth (2:06.03).

Seniors Richard Moore (4:00.31) and Tom Appenheimer (4:02.20) gave the Griffs a second pair of top-10 results as the duo placed fifth and sixth, respectively, in the men's 1,500-meter run.

Freshman Arthur Hartel claimed ninth in the men's 200-meter dash, posting a time of 25.83 while fellow freshman Brody Jones claimed ninth in the men's 400-meter dash, posting 53.53.

Canisius two of the top four spots in the men's 4x400 relay, with the pairing of Appenheimer, Moore, Jones and junior Kevin Board claiming third (3:40.29) and the team of McDonald and fellow juniors Royce Breslawski, Nick Dauphinee and Collin Rice placing fourth (3:44.29).

Canisius is scheduled to take part in the historic Penn Relays, scheduled for April 27-29 at Benjamin Franklin Field in Philadelphia.

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