Competing at the Bucknell Outdoor Classic, senior Mitch Loiacano(Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) ran a personal-best in the 800 meters, sophomore Aidan Pollard (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) in the 5,000 meters, and freshman Mike DeLand (Dunkirk, N.Y./Dunkirk) and Marcus Torres (Goshen, N.Y./Goshen) in the 400 meters.
At the Westminster (Pa.) Invitational, sophomore Matthew McCarthy (Orchard Park, N.Y./Orchard Park) and freshman Aaron Cember (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y./Sleepy Hollow) set personal-bests in the shot put and the discus; freshman Derek Sunderland (Owego, N.Y./Owego) did likewise in the 200 meters; and freshman Devin Wiencek (Clarence Center, N.Y./Clarence) followed suit in the javelin.
The Blue Devils earned seven team points at Westminster, all by senior thrower Damone Brown (Haverstraw, N.Y./North Rockland). He finished third in the shot put and eighth in the discus.
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The Blue Devils also sent a split squad to the Westminster (Pa.) Invitational. They earned two points via a seventh-place finish by freshman Sarah Kurbs (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport) in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. Her 12:34.52 was also a personal-best for Kurbs.
Other personal-bests by Blue Devil women at the Westminster meet:
Junior thrower Abriel Andrews (Syracuse, N.Y./Henninger) in the discus; sophomores Kelly O'Hara (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) and Jordyn Wilde (Hamburg, N.Y./Frontier) in the 800 meters and the 1,500 meters, respectively; and seven freshmen: Macy Brooks (Hornell, N.Y./Hornell), Sarah Buckley (Mineola, N.Y./Holy Trinity), Ayana Bursie(Buffalo, N.Y./Cheektowaga), Caitlin Clonan (Cazenovia, N.Y./Cazenovia), Ariel Davis (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport), Kayla Murray (Buffalo, N.Y./West Seneca West), and Amy Tichacek (Walworth, N.Y./Gananda).
Brooks established three PR's (200 meters, 100-meter hurdles, long jump), Buckley (200 meters, 400 meters) and Tichacek (100-meter hurdles, high jump), and the others one each: Bursie and Davis in the 200 meters, Murray in the 100-meter hurdles, and Clonan in the 1,500 meters.