BOSTON – One day after winning both the men’s and women’s America East Indoor Championships, the University at Albany track & field program entered a handful of athletes in Boston University’s Scarlet & White Last Chance Meet for one final opportunity to earn postseason qualifying marks.
The first event for UAlbany was the weight throw, in which Chinwe Igwe and Jonathan Eustache each competed after winning the women’s and men’s event at conference championships on Friday, respectively. Igwe placed first in the field of three with a mark of 64-10.00. Eustache placed second in the field of four in 57-08.50.
Mandé Sémôn was one of seven competitors in the men’s long jump. He placed fourth in 23-05.50. The mark satisfies the IC4A qualification standard.
Nichole Anderson placed fourth in the women's 60m hurdles in 8.99.
Grace Claxton was the final UAlbany athlete to compete in the meet. She entered the weekend tied for 17th in the country in the 400m, just outside the top-16 required to qualify for nationals. After attempting to improve her time to the tune of two America East championship meet records, Claxton was back at it for a third attempt on Sunday. She won the event in a personal-best 52.64. The time breaks her own UAlbany school record, as well as her own indoor Puerto Rican national record. Claxton improved to 14th nationally in the 400m, and will attend NCAA Indoor Championships if the time holds up through the day.
Next, the Great Danes who have qualified will return to Boston University starting Friday, March 3 for the IC4A and ECAC Indoor Championships.