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Men's Track Wins 13th Indoor Title in 14 Years

UAlbany Sports Information   02-23-2019

Photo Credit: Doug Austin

Meet: America East Indoor Championships

Location: Boston University Track and Tennis Center – Boston, Mass.

Men’s Scores: 1. UAlbany (178.50), 2. UMass Lowell (148), 3. New Hampshire (113), 4. Stony Brook (86), 5. Binghamton (78.50), 6. Vermont (68.50), 7. UMBC (50) 8. Maine (40.50), 8. Hartford (16)

Short Story: Leading by 11 points after Day One, the UAlbany men’s track & field team won their 13th America East Indoor Championship title in the last 14 years behind 178.50 points and one event wins.

How It Happened

  • David Carlson placed third in the men’s shot put in 50-02.00 (6th all-time).
  • Omahri Sturdivant won the men’s triple jump in 51-03.00 (4th all-time); Devon Willis placed second in 50-03.50.
  • Sidney Gibbons won the men’s 60 meter hurdles in 7.88, falling just 0.01 seconds short of the meet record; Walter Briggs placed second in 7.94 (2nd all-time); Dawshawn Williams placed third in 8.31 (10th all-time); Willis placed fourth in 8.51.
  • Harmodio Cruz III placed second in the men’s 400 meter dash in 47.83; Briggs placed fifth in 48.48 (13th all-time).
  • Matthew LeLiever placed third in the men’s 500 meter dash in 1:04.22; Austin Sperl placed sixth in 1:04.56 (17th all-time).
  • Garfield Napier placed second in the men’s 60 meter dash in 6.90; Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina placed fourth in 6.95; Sidney Gibbons placed sixth in 7.00; Jowell Dixon placed eighth in 7.12.
  • Joe Somerville placed seventh in the men’s 800 meter run in 1:53.21 (14th all-time).
  • Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina won the 200 meter dash in 21.20, setting a new school record; Cruz III placed second in 21.48 (4th all-time); Napier placed fourth in 21.77.
  • Kyle Gronostaj placed second in the men’s 3,000 meter run in 8:19.07.
  • The men’s 4x800 meter relay team of Sperl, Matthew JeanPierre, Charlie Ragone and Somerville placed fourth in 7:45.37.
  • The men’s 4x400 meter relay team of Cruz III, LeLiever, Briggs and Gutierrez Almedina placed second in 3:13.50.
  • In the men's mile, Charles Ragone turned in a 4:15.39 performance which ranks 22nd all-time.

Day One Recap

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