The University at Albany track & field program landed 10 individual All-Academic honorees, six women and four men, for the 2017-18 season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association announced Thursday. Additionally, the women's team earned team All-Academic honors for the fourth-straight year.
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The University at Albany track & field and cross country program has announced an incoming recruiting class of 25 student-athletes for the upcoming 2018-19 season. Nineteen women and six men will join the top squad in the America East, including two local recruits, seven transfer students, and two international students.
Former University at Albany men's track & field athlete Jonathan Whyte-Dixon passed away on July 4. He was 25.
University at Albany sprinter Myles Banfield placed fourth overall in the men's 400m at the Ontario Junior/Senior Championships over the weekend in his hometown Toronto.
Three members of the University at Albany track & field program competed beyond the end of their inaugural collegiate seasons over the weekend, participating in the 2018 USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Indiana University. Freshmen Asia Jinks, Victor Cotto, and Bryan Nicholson were the Great Danes' representatives.
The 2017-18 collegiate season has come to a close, but a handful of student-athletes in the University at Albany track & field program will continue to compete well into the summer. First among this group is a trio of freshmen who will compete this weekend at the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships at Indiana University.
University at Albany junior Walter Briggs has been named All-America Honorable Mention, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday.
Making his first appearance at NCAA Outdoor Championships, University at Albany junior Walter Briggs placed 19th in the men's 400m hurdles Wednesday night at Hayward Field at the University of Oregon.
For the third straight season, the University at Albany track & field program will send a representative to the NCAA Outdoor Championships. This year, Walter Briggs will compete in the men's 400m hurdles.
UAlbany track & field concluded competition at NCAA East Preliminary Championships with four events on Day Three.
Walter Briggs advances to NCAA Outdoor Championships with a personal-best performance in the 400m hurdles.