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Santana Rodriguez Sets School Record at Great Dane Classic

UAlbany Sports Information   01-13-2018

Meet: Great Dane Classic

Location: Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, N.Y.

Score: No team scoring

Athletes of the Meet: Dayleen Santana Rodriguez, Tara Belinsky, Sidney Gibbons, Kingsley Ogbonna

Short Story: The Great Danes kicked off the 2018 indoor track season at Ocean Breeze, which featured one school record and victories in two events.

How it happened

  • Sidney Gibbons placed fourth in the men’s invitational 60m hurdles in 7.96, tying the school record set in 2009 by Jean Juste
  • Dayleen Santana Rodriguez broke her own school record in the 60m, placing fourth in the invitational division in 7.50
  • Colleen Maloney placed fifth in the women’s 5,000m in 17:56.27
  • Victor Ortiz Rivera placed fifth in the men’s mile in 4:13.61
  • Myles Banfield won the men’s 500m in 1:03.05; Jordan Lawrence placed sixth in 1:05.56
  • Joe Somerville placed fourth in the men’s 800m in 1:54.33.  Austin Sperl placed sixth in 1:54.90
  • Hannah Reinhardt placed fourth in the women’s 3,000m in 9:57.80; Cara Sherman placed sixth in 9:59.97
  • The women’s 4x400m relay of Asia Jinks (58.93), Kiyah Owens (56.94), Osayi Owie (58.71), and Halie Snyder (58.31) placed second in 3:52.90
  • The men’s 4x400m relay of Harmodio Cruz III (50.37), Walter Briggs (51.32), Jordon Lawrence (49.63), and Banfield (47.49) placed second in 3:18.80
  • The women’s 4x800m relay of Kirsten Kaminski (2:22.17), Nira Lovick (2:22.38), Holly Machabee (2:26.54), and Kaylah Quarshie (2:20.41) placed first in 9:31.51
  • The men’s 4x800m relay of Evan DeGraw (1:58.27), Matthew JeanPierre (2:03.25), Jake Johnson (2:02.24), and Somerville (2:01.20) placed third in 8:04.97
  • Tara Belinsky placed seventh in the women’s weight throw in a personal-best 52-04.00
  • David Carlson placed fourth in the men’s weight throw in 55-02.75
  • Alexis Trott placed seventh in the women’s long jump in 18-00.50
  • Mandé Sémôn placed third in the men’s long jump in 22-11.00
  • Omahri Sturdivant placed sixth in the men’s triple jump in 45-02.50
  • Kingsley Ogbonna placed fifth in the men’s high jump in 6-10.25
  • Belinsky placed second in the women’s shot put in 46-04.75; Samantha Ferrero placed seventh in 42-03.50, and Lundy Spinner placed eighth in 41-08.75
  • Grace Claxton, competing for Puerto Rico, placed third in the women’s 400m in 54.09
  • Ricardo Estremera, competing for Puerto Rico, placed 10th in the men’s 3,000m in 8:20.87
  • Alexander Bowen, competing for CPTC New Balance, placed second in the high jump in 7-00.25
  • Ten meet records were broken, including the men’s 60m hurdles, which was broken in both the preliminaries and the finals by separate competitors
  • The men’s mile was won in 3:59.07 by Alfredo Santana of GTSC New Balance

Next: The Great Danes will travel north for the Middlebury Winterfell Meet on Saturday, January 20.

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