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Tragedy hits Buffalo track and field

by Amy Moritz

The University at Buffalo athletics department is dealing with the death of track and field athlete Brian Archie. The senior was found unresponsive at his apartment late last night. Police do not suspect foul play.

Archie was a standout at Niagara Falls High School. He won the long jump at the indoor state championships becoming the first male state champion in Niagara Falls school history. In 2009, he finished third in the long jump and eighth in the 100 meters at the state outdoor meet while winning Section VI titles in the long and triple jumps.

Last year with the Bulls, he placed sixth in the long jump at the Mid-American Conference Indoor Championships and was ninth in the event at the Outdoor Championships.

 

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Bob Dicesare

Bob DiCesare

Western New York native Bob DiCesare covers UB football, Big 4 basketball and writes an occasional column. He still holds a grudge against Chris Ford who, he's convinced, cost St. Bonaventure the 1970 NCAA basketball championship.

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Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic

Rodney McKissic began his journalism career in 1989 after graduating from the University of Cincinnati and has worked for The Buffalo News since 2001. A proud father of four children, he enjoys reading in his spare time.

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Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered colleges for The Buffalo News since 1999. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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