In the first awards window of the outdoor season, the University at Albany took home three of the four weekly awards, the America East announced Wednesday. Harmodio Cruz III and Adrian Mitchell swept the men's awards, and Stephanie Osuji was named for women's track. The trio was joined by women's field performer Alice Barnsdale from Maine.
The UAlbany track & field team kicked off the outdoor season with two meets over Spring Break in Myrtle Beach and Puerto Rico.
The University at Albany track & field program is set to begin the 2018 outdoor season with two meets at the tail end of Spring Break. After a one-year hiatus, the Great Danes will return to Myrtle Beach for the Shamrock Invitational while a smaller group will visit Puerto Rico for the Spring Break Classic.
The UAlbany track & field team placed second in the women's team competition and seventh in the men's at the IC4A and ECAC Indoor Championships while setting a handful of school records to close the indoor season.
University at Albany alumna and volunteer assistant coach Grace Claxton placed 27th overall in the women's 400m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Friday morning. She crossed the line in 53.92.
University at Albany alumna and volunteer assistant coach Grace Claxton will compete for Puerto Rico at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England this weekend. It will be Claxton's second time competing at World Indoors.
Championship season continues for the University at Albany track & field program. This weekend, the Great Danes will make their final trip to Boston University's Track and Tennis Center where they will look to defend their 2016-17 IC4A and ECAC Indoor titles.
The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association has released its latest poll, the first since the 2017-18 indoor conference championships. The University at Albany women rank seventh and the men rank ninth.
University at Albany Director of Track & Field and Cross Country Roberto Vives has been selected to coach Puerto Rico at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England. Vives had previously coached for Team USA in the North America, Central America, and Caribbean Senior Area Championships in Costa Rica in 2015.
Three track & field student-athletes stayed an extra day in Boston for one final opportunity to earn a postseason qualifying mark.
Leading by five points after Day One, the UAlbany women's track & field team won their sixth consecutive America East Indoor title behind 215 points and seven event wins.
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.