University at Buffalo Cross Country

Veith, Leonard Take Top Honors at Toledo Invitational

UB men win team title, women place second

Men's results

Women's results
Photo of Mary Veith
Mary Veith

TOLEDO, OH Ė The University at Buffalo cross country squads used a strong team effort on Saturday at the Toledo Invitational meet. The UB men won the team title with a perfect 15 points as the Bulls put the top five finishers across the tape first. The UB women scored 60 points to finish second to Big Ten member Northwesternís 49 points.

Sophomore Mary Veith (Derby, NY/Lake Shore) won the womenís 5K race in 17:48, cutting more than a minute from her time on the same course last season as a freshman. Veith was actually the second person to cross the finish line, however, the first woman was disqualified for going too far off course and Veith was declared the winner. This is Veithís first individual cross country title in her collegiate career.

Joining Veith among UBís next finishers were junior Aleksandra Bykowska (Poznan, Poland/Third High School of Poznan) in 18:43 and senior Kate Kohout (Clarence, NY/Clarence) in 19:12.

Photo of Andy Leonard
Andy Leonard
In the menís 8K race, UB senior Andy Leonard (Spencerport, NY/Churchville-Chili) crossed the finish line first in 25:55. It was also Leonardís first collegiate individual title. He was followed by second-place finisher senior Dan McKenna (Liverpool, NY/Liverpool) in 26:07. Junior Jesse Mang (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) placed third in 26:38.

The Bulls host the UB Stampede Invitational on Saturday, September 23 at Beaver Island State Park. The first race is scheduled for 11:00 am.

09/16/2006
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