University at Albany alumna Grace Claxton placed 16th overall in Tuesday's semifinals of the women's 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships. Claxton will not advance to Thursday's final.
University at Albany alumna Grace Claxton placed XX in the preliminary round of the women's 400m hurdles Monday at the IAAF World Championships. Claxton qualified for the semifinals with a time of 56.35.
One year ago, then-rising University at Albany senior Grace Claxton traveled to Brazil to compete in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro for her native Puerto Rico in the 400m hurdles. Now a UAlbany alumna, Claxton has made her way to London to compete in the same event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
One day after releasing the 2016-17 track & field team All-Academic recipients, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced the individual All-Academic recipients. The University at Albany landed five All-Academic individuals in Anika Hibbard, Matthew LeLiever, Adrian Mitchell, Halie Snyder, and Jason Tomlinson.
The University at Albany women's track & field program has been awarded US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association All-Academic honors, the organization announced Thursday.
The University at Albany athletics department has announced its Hall of Fame Class of 2017 inductees: Geir Gudmundsen, Alyssa Lotmore, Jamar Wilson and the 2005-06 UAlbany men's basketball team.
The University at Albany track & Field and cross country program has announced an incoming recruiting class of 32 student athletes for the 2017-18 season. Twenty women and 12 men will join the top squad in the America East, including three transfer students, two international students, and one capital region native.
The America East announced that numerous UAlbany student-athletes were added to the league's winter/spring 2017 honor roll for academic excellence.
Two University at Albany student-athletes from the Class of 2017, Mary Adeyeye and Laini Leindecker, have been selected as nominees for the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Three current University at Albany track & field student-athletes competed this past weekend. Adrian Mitchell, fresh off his All-America Second Team performance in the men's javelin at NCAA Outdoor Championships returned home to his native Jamaica to compete in Jamaica Senior Outdoor Championships. Fellow rising sophomores Hannah Reinhardt and Omahri Sturdivant participated in the USATF Junior Outdoor Championships. Finally, UAlbany alumna Grace Claxton also competed at Jamaica Senior Outdoor Championships for her native Puerto Rico in an effort to qualify for IAAF World Outdoor Championships in London later this summer.
The University at Albany track & field program will send two representatives to compete in the 2017 USATF Junior National Championships in Sacramento, Calif. The women's team will send rising sophomore Hannah Reinhardt to compete in the 5,000m, and the men will sent rising sophomore Omahri Sturdivant to compete in the triple jump.
Winning nine of 17 America East Tournament titles, the University at Albany has earned the Stuart P. Haskell Jr. Commissioner's Cup for the fifth consecutive athletic season and the sixth time in history.