After the first day of competition at the America East Indoor Championships, the women lead the team standings while the men are tied for fourth.
Championship season arrives this week for the University at Albany track & field program, kicking off with the America East Indoor Championships at Boston University's Track and Tennis Center. The men's team has won the last 12 indoor titles and the women have won the last five and seven of the last eight.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released its Week 5 poll Monday, and the University at Albany track & field program retained their spots in the men's and women's rankings in the final poll to be released before conference championships this weekend. The women fell one spot to eighth and the men fell two spots to 12th. UAlbany did not compete this past weekend in preparation for conference championships.
Following the final weekend of competition before the America East Indoor Championship, the University at Albany track & field team continued to hold spots in the Northeast regional poll released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Both the women (seventh) and the men (10th) fell three spots from their positions last week.
The final competition weekend for the UAlbany track & field team before the America East Indoor Championships featured one school record and multiple program-top-10 performances at meets in Arkansas and New York.
Championship season arrives in two weeks and the University at Albany track & field program arrives at its final competition weekend before turning its attention to the postseason. A handful of Great Danes this weekend will visit Arkansas for their second consecutive trip to the Tyson Invitational, while the remainder of the team returns for the last time to Ocean Breeze for the Fastrack National Invitational.
The University at Albany track & field program was ranked in the Northeast Regional Top 15 again this week, with the women improving three spots to fourth and the men holding steady at seventh.
UAlbany track & field sets three more school records at two meets in Boston.
The University at Albany track & field program competed at the Armory in New York City last weekend for the first time since the 2015 season. Friday night, the Great Danes will visit Harvard for the first time in the Division I era for the Crimson Elite Invitational. Saturday, the team will compete in Boston University's Scarlet & White Invitational.
Sidney Gibbons has been named America East Men's Track Performer of the Week, the conference offices announced Tuesday. He was named alongside women's track performer Elinor Purrier from New Hampshire, women's field performer Keishorea Armstrong from Binghamton, and men's field performer Michael Shanahan from New Hampshire.
The University at Albany men's and women's track & field teams earned matching rankings of seventh in the latest Northeast regional poll released by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Monday. The men fell one spot from their position in Week 1 but the women jumped four spots to break into the top 10 for the first time this season.
Competing against some of the toughest schools in the nation at the Dr. Sander Invitational Columbia Challenge, UAlbany track & field set school records in four events in the program's first visit to the Armory in three years.