UAlbany Track & Field - M BIO
Tyler Ranke
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Tyler Ranke 1886822
Position: Distance
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 160
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rochester, N.Y.
High School: Hilton Central

Ranke's TFRRS Profile

Personal Best Marks
1,500m: 4:04.94
3,000m: 9:07.43
3,000m SC: 9:07.04
8K (XC): 25:11.5
10K (XC): 32:50.2

2014-15:

Outdoor
Season Bests
1,500m: 4:04.94
3,000m: 9:07.43
3,000m SC: 9:07.04

After sitting out the indoor season, Ranke’s first track competition as a Great Dane was the Shamrock Invitational, where he placed 19th in the 3,000m in 9:07.43. He ran his first 3,000m steeplechase at Connecticut’s Northeast Challenge, where he placed third in 9:34.19. He raced in the steeplechase again at UAlbany’s Spring Classic the following week, winning the event in 10:09.66. At the Capital District Classic, Ranke placed third in the 1,500m in 4:04.94. Afterwards, Ranke competed exclusively in the steeplechase for the remainder of the season. He placed fifth at the America East Outdoor Championships in 9:25.55. He placed second at UAlbany’s Purple & Gold Last Chance Meet in 9:14.12. His final collegiate race of the season was at IC4A Outdoor Championships, where he placed 14th overall with a season-best time of 9:07.04. After the collegiate season ended, Ranke competed in the steeplechase at the USATF Junior National Championships, where he placed third overall in 9:28.13. His effort earned him a spot on the Team USA Pan American Junior Games roster, only the third UAlbany student-athlete to do so after Joe Greene and Jon Moore. At the Pan American Junior Games, Ranke placed third overall in 9:16.44, bringing his outdoor season to a close.

Indoor

Did not compete.

Cross Country
Season Bests
8K: 25:11.5
10K: 32:50.2

Ranke competed in all six meets for the Great Danes during the cross country season. He finished second among UAlbany runners at Lehigh’s Paul Short Invitational, setting a season-best 8K time of 25:11.6, which was the second fastest 8K on the team of the season. He placed ninth at UAlbany’s XC Invitational, finishing 8K in 25:57.0, and placed 33rd at the America East Cross Country Championship in 25:58.12. He was also a member of the roster to compete at the NCAA East Regional Championship, where he placed 139th overall, finishing the 10K course in 32:50.19.

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