The University at Albany track & field team competed in its final split weekend of the 2017 outdoor season with one week to go before conference championships. Saturday saw the conclusion of the Penn Relays, where the competing Great Danes had already broken four school records, and also the Capital District Classic at RPI, where those who did not make the trip to Philadelphia had their final opportunity for a tune-up before championship season begins next week.
After Mary Adeyeye placed second overall in the women's heptathlon earlier this week and two school records opened the first full day of competition, the second full day at the Penn Relays saw two more University at Albany track & field school records go down.
Where the first two days of the Penn Relays focused exclusively on the multis events, the rest of the University at Albany track & field team in attendance at the Relays jumped into action on Thursday, the first full day of competition. Thursday featured mostly women's events, but some of the Great Dane men got into the action as well.
University at Albany sprinter Osiris Nicholson and thrower Tara Belisnky have been named America East Performers of the Week, the conference offices announced Wednesday. Nicholson, who was named men's track performer, and Belinsky, who was named women's field performer, are joined this week by women's track performer Shannon Murdock from New Hampshire and men's field performer Alexios Prodanas from UMBC.
Last weekend the University at Albany track & field program hosted its 33rd annual Spring Classic, its lone home meet of the 2017 outdoor season. This week, the team will split up for the final time this season, with a small group visiting Philadelphia for the Penn Relays, and the majority of the team taking a crosstown trip to compete at RPI's Capital District Classic.
The University at Albany track & field program improved its position in both the men's and women's Northeast regional poll this week, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday. Both the men and women improved two places, with the men coming in sixth and the women in seventh.
The University at Albany track & field program hosted its first and only home event of the 2017 outdoor season on Saturday with the 33rd annual Spring Classic. Included in the meet schedule was a special ceremony to honor the 20 seniors on this year's roster.
The University at Albany track & field program will host its only home event of the 2017 outdoor season this weekend with the running of the 33rd annual Spring Classic. 38 teams will be in attendance on Saturday, and UAlbany will host a short ceremony before track events begin to recognize the 20 seniors on the roster.
The University at Albany is set to host the annual Spring Stomp on Saturday, April 22nd, inviting all to a fun-filled day of athletic contests on campus.
University at Albany freshman thrower Adrian Mitchell has been named America East Men's Field Performer of the Week, the conference offices announced Wednesday. He shares the award with men's track performer Jamal Cody from UMBC, women's track performer Elinor Purrier from New Hampshire, and women's field performer Kaylyn Golden from Stony Brook.
The University at Albany track and field program saw both the men and the women improve in this week's regional rankings, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday. The men climbed two spots to eighth, and the women jumped one spot to ninth.
The University at Albany track & field team returned to action this weekend after two weeks free of competition following the Pepsi Florida Relays. The team broke up into three contingents to compete on both coasts over the last three days. Two groups visited California for the Mt. SAC Relays starting on Thursday and the Beach Invitational starting on Friday. The rest of the team stayed on the East coast, and competed at Connecticut's Northeast Challenge.