Track Returns From Dual Meet Against Vermont
Athlete of the Meet: Anika Hibbard
BURLINGTON, V.T.—The University at Albany track & field program traveled northeast on Tuesday for a quick dual meet against the University of Vermont. The men's team earned first place with 93 points, while Vermont had 67 for second. The women scored 97 points for first and Vermont placed second with 71 points. This meet marked the first time the Great Danes competed as a whole team since the earlier competitions were separated by event group or marks.
On the track, Freshman Calvin Butlak placed first in the men’s 3,000-meter steepchase with a time of 9:50.20.
Chinia Lovick ran a 4:47.86 for first place in the women’s 1500-meter run followed by Hannah Smith in second with a time of 4:53.64. For the men, Matthew Gladysz placed third in 4:14.25 and Harold Lamour was fourth in 4:30.88.
Chibugo Ike was first in the women’s 100-meter hurdles with a time of 14.62. Niamani Morrison tagged behind in second with a time of 14.75. Sidney Gibbons was the sole competitor in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, running a time of 14.93.
Jeremiah Obeng-Agyapong placed first for the men in the 400-meter hurdles, running a time of 56.21. Sidney Gibbons was second in 56.86. Aderinsola Ajala placed first in the women’s 400-meter hudrles, running a time of 1:03.45. Akua Williams placed second in 1:07, and Chibugo Ike was third in 1:10.59.
In the 400-meter, Stephanie Osuji placed first for the women with a time of 1:00.07 with Paige Vadnais in second, running 1:00.65. Khari Harris was first for the men with a time of 50.64. Jake Coveney was third in 52.08.
Grace Claxton placed first in 2:14.66 in the women’s 800-meter race. Breanna Cummings was second in 2:17.23. Myles Banfield was first for the men in 1:58.66 followed by Matthew LeLiever in second in 1:58.83 and Momodou Jobe in third with a time of 1:59.12.
The men’s 4x100 relay team of Mande Semon, Javdon Nelson, Jaymen Teemer, and Elliot Everett placed first with a time of 42.61. In the 4x400-relay, Khari Harris, Jeremiah Obeng-Agyapong, Vasu Joshi, and Jaymen Teemer ran a combined time of 3:30.22.
In the field events, Mary Adeyeye was first in the women’s javelin, throwing 109’ and Samantha Ferrero placed third with a mark of 107’1”. Phillip Udeogu placed second in the men’s javelin with a mark of 185’7” and Anthony D’Angelo was third in 180’7”.
Eric Del Vescovo earned first place in the men’s discus with a mark of 135’1” followed by Phillip Udeogu in second with a mark of 129’5”. Chinwe Igwe placed first for the women with a mark of 133’5”. Lauren Lopano was third with a mark of 123’1”.
In shot put, Mary Adeyeye placed first for the women with a mark of 38’9.75”. Zoe Doolittle was second with a mark of 38’5.5” followed by Tara Belinsky in third with a mark of 38’4”. Eric Del Vescovo took first for the men with a mark of 50’7.25”.
Freshman Jake Coveney was third in the men’s long jump with a mark of 21’08.75”. David Henry Jr. took fourth with 20’10”. For the women, Paige Vadnais placed second with a mark of 17’6” in the long jump. Solène Bastien placed third with a mark of 17’4”. In triple jump, Colonel Fakarode came in first with a mark of 46’9”. Christopher Stephenson was second with a mark of 45’7.75”.
Anika Hibbard placed first overall in the women’s high jump with a mark of 5’8.5”. Hibbard’s mark earned her Athlete of the Meet for breaking the school record previously set by Rochelle Reid in 2015. Solène Bastien was third with a mark of 5’1”. Matthew Campbell placed first for the men with a mark of 6’10.75” and Alexander Bowen was second in 6’8.75”.
The Great Danes will continue competition this weekend when they travel to the University of Connecticut for the Northeast Challenge.