Making his first appearance at NCAA Outdoor Championships and his final appearance as a Great Dane, University at Albany triple jumper Devon Willis placed 17th overall in his signature event.
The final meet of the 2019 collegiate season, the NCAA Outdoor Championships, begins this week. The University at Albany track & field program will send two student-athletes, Venique Harris and Devon Willis, to compete in the meet at the University of Texas at Austin.
The America East conference has announced three finalists each for the 2018-19 Man and Woman of the Year. Two of the finalists hail from the University at Albany: Kyle Gronostaj and Tara Belinksy from the track & field program.
Devon Willis advances to NCAA Outdoor Championships in the men's triple jump on the final day of East Preliminary Championships.
East Prelims: Venique Harris Qualifies For Nationals on Day Two
UAlbany kicks off NCAA East Preliminary Championships with its busiest day, seeing seven Great Danes competing.
The University at Albany track & field team saw six student-athlete earn All-Academic honors for the 2019 outdoor season, the America East announced Thursday. Graduate students Tara Belinsky and Kyle Gronostaj, seniors Walter Briggs, Anika Hibbard, and Cara Sherman, and junior Tori Reid were the Great Danes honored.
Championship season continues for the University at Albany track & field program with NCAA East Preliminary Championships this week. UAlbany will bring a program-record 15 student-athletes to compete in the meet for an opportunity to advance to NCAA Outdoor Championships in two weeks.
UAlbany Wins Second-Straight ECAC Outdoor Title
Fresh off another sweep of the America East Outdoor Championships, the University at Albany track & field program continues championship season, entering the final weekend to secure qualifying performances to advance to NCAA East Preliminary Championships. To that end, the team will compete at IC4A and ECAC Outdoor Championships at Princeton University starting on Saturday. Additionally, two high jumpers, Victoria Stoffel and Matthew Campbell, and one thrower, David Carlson will also compete at the West Point Twilight meet on Thursday.
UAlbany men's track & field won its 15th-straight America East Outdoor title, scoring 214.50 points behind nine event victories.
Track & field wins two events on the first day of America East Outdoor Championships, with the women leading and the men in fifth in the team standings heading into Sunday's finals.