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.