The University at Albany track & field program will host its annual outdoor invitational, the Spring Classic, this week starting on Thursday, April 18. The first two days will feature the complete men's decathlon and women's heptathlon, while Saturday will see the contesting of the bulk of the events. Additionally, 10 Great Danes will visit the University of Virginia to compete in the Virginia Challenge.
UAlbany track & field comes away from UConn's Northeast Challenge with six event victories and two school records
For the first time this outdoor season, the University at Albany track & field program will compete as a full team this weekend when they visit the University of Connecticut for the Northeast Challenge.
More Great Danes made their 2019 outdoor season debut at two late-addition meets in New Jersey ahead of the final push before championship season.
The University at Albany track & field program enters its fourth week of the 2019 outdoor season, which will mark the season opener for most of the remaining athletes on the team who have not yet had a chance to compete.
Three weeks into the season, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced its first regional rankings of the 2019 outdoor season. The University at Albany women rank third in the first Northeast poll, and the men rank fourth.
UAlbany track & field sees five school records fall in a three-meet weekend.
The University at Albany track & field program embarks on its first big weekend of the outdoor season, spitting up to attend three meets in Florida and California. The bulk of the competitors will visit the Pepsi Florida Relays, while a selection of distance runners will make their season debuts at the Stanford Invitational or the Sacramento State Distance Carnival.
For the second consecutive week to start the season, the University at Albany track & field program took home three of the four America East weekly awards. Chidinma Matthew and Anika Hibbard were named for women's track and for women's field, respectively, and Devon Willis was name for men's track. Winning men's track this week was Stony Brook's Spencer Payton.
The Great Danes wrap the second meet of the outdoor season, coming away with one freshman school record and a handful of personal-bests ahead of a split weekend in Florida and California.
A second small group of track & field athletes will make their outdoor season debuts this weekend when the University at Albany track & field program makes its first trip to the University of Central Florida since 2012 for the UCF Invitational.
The University at Albany track & field team had two student-athletes earn All-Academic honors for the 2019 indoor season, the America East announced Wednesday. Graduate student Kyle Gronostaj and senior Cara Sherman were this year's honorees.