Outdoor track's 2018 championship season begins this weekend with the America East Outdoor Championships. The University at Albany will look to defend both the men's and women's titles from last season, while extending long winning streaks of 13 for the men and nine for the women.
University at Albany junior Sidney Gibbons has earned the 2018 outdoor season's final America East Men's Track Performer of the Week award, the conference offices announced Wednesday. He was named alongside Men's Field performer Michael Shanahan from New Hampshire, Women's Track performer Elinor Purrier from New Hampshire, and Women's Field performer Rachael Bergeron from Maine.
In the final poll before the America East Outdoor Championships, the University at Albany track & field program held steady in the men's and women's Northeast regional poll, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday. The men and women were sixth and eighth respectively for the second consecutive week.
The UAlbany track & field program wrapped RPI's Capital District Classic, the last meet before conference championships, with 14 event victories.
Day Three at the Penn Relays produces one school record and six seasonal bests for UAlbany.
The second day at Penn Relays saw two more school records and one event victory for UAlbany.
The women's 4x100m relay headlined UAlbany events on the first day of the Penn Relays, qualifying for Friday's Championship of America.
One weekend remains before the 2018 America East Outdoor Championships, which means the schedule has arrived at one of the biggest events of the season. This week, the University at Albany track & field program will send about 40 student-athletes to compete in Philadelphia for the Penn Relays Carnival.
With the lone home meet of the 2018 outdoor season in the books, the University at Albany track & field program retained its ranking in the Northeast Regional poll, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday. Both the men and women improved one spot, to sixth and eighth, respectively.
UAlbany wins 26 events at the Spring Classic while Kyle Gronostaj breaks his own 10,000m school record in Virginia.
The University at Albany track & field program is set to host its first and only home meet of the 2018 outdoor season this weekend with the running of the 34th Spring Classic. The meet has expanded to three days this year to accommodate the women's heptathlon and the men's decathlon, which will compete exclusively on Thursday and Friday before the full meet is held on Saturday.
University at Albany senior Ryan Udvadia has been named America East Men's Track Performer of the Week, the conference offices announced Wednesday. He is named alongside men's field performer Michael Shanahan from New Hampshire, women's track performer Amanda Stead from Stony Brook, and women's field performer Kaylyn Gordon, also from Stony Brook.