America East Conference

Five School Records Fall in Three-Meet Weekend

UAlbany Sports Information   03-30-2019

Meets: Pepsi Florida Relays, Stanford Invitational, & the Mike Fanelli Track Classic


Locations: Gainesville, Fla., Palo Alto, Calif., & Hayward, Calif.


Team Scores: No team scoring


Short Story: UAlbany track & field sees five school records fall in a three-meet weekend.


Thursday – Florida Relays


  • Chidinma Matthew placed 24th in the open division of the women’s 200m in a wind-aided 24.05; Jahari Coleman placed 65th in a wind-aided 24.83 (24.829)
  • Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina placed 35th in the men’s open 200m in a wind-aided 21.23 (21.224), which is the fastest overall mark in the event in program history, surpassing Junior Burnett's wind-legal 21.24 from 2006; Harmodio Cruz placed 76th in a wind-aided 21.89, and Garfield Napier placed 78th in a wind-aided 21.90 (21.895)
  • Matthew LeLiever placed 55th in the men’s open 400m in 50.59
  • UAlbany alumna Grace Claxton, running for Puerto Rico, placed second in the women’s 400m hurdles open division in 56.82


Friday – Florida Relays


  • Sophia Myers placed 38th in the women’s college 100m hurdles in 14.33
  • Chidinma Matthew placed 38th in the women’s college 100m in 12.06
  • Matthew JeanPierre placed 54th in the men’s college 800m in an outdoor personal-best 1:53.26
  • Bryan Nicholson placed 15th in the men’s college discus in 152-08.00; David Carlson placed 19th in 147-00.00
  • Asia Jinks placed 15th in the women’s college 400m hurdles in a personal-best 1:00.42
  • Victor Cotto placed fourth in the men’s college long jump in an outdoor personal-best 24-02.25
  • Venique Harris placed third in the women’s invitational discus in a collegiate-best 186-00.00, surpassing her own school record set two weeks ago by nearly four feet
  • The men’s 4x400m relay of Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina (48.1), Harmodio Cruz (48.1) JeanPierre (50.1) and Matthew LeLiever (49.1) placed 31st in 3:15.72
  • Amiynah Campbell placed 18th in the women’s college discus in 139-02.00
  • UAlbany alumnus Ricardo Estremera, running for Puerto Rico, won the men’s college 3,000m steeplechase in 8:45.24


Friday – Stanford Invitational


  • In section three of the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, Kelly Iocca placed eighth in 10:46.69, and Colleen Maloney placed 13th in 11:15.74
  • In section three of the women’s 5,000m, Cara Sherman placed 16th in a personal-best 16:40.19; in section two, Hannah Reinhardt placed eighth in a personal-best and school record 16:06.02, surpassing both Brittney Lane’s outdoor record of 16:21.12 from 2013, and her own indoor record of 16:16.27 set during the latest indoor season
  • In section two of the men’s 10,000m, Kyle Gronostaj placed 22nd overall in 29:29.72, breaking his own school record of 29:32.41 set last season


Friday – Fanelli Classic



Saturday – Florida Relays


  • The women’s shuttle hurdles relay of Chibugo Ike (14.08), Asia Jinks (13.89), Namara Carr (13.86) and Sophia Myers (13.96) placed second in 55.88, surpassing the previous school record of 56.68 set in 2018 by Niamani Morrison, Nichole Anderson, Carr, and Ike
  • David Carlson placed 21st in the men’s college shot put in 49-01.75
  • Devon Willis placed eighth in the men’s college triple jump in 50-07.50; Robert Blue placed 11th in 50-03.25
  • The women’s 4x100m relay of Jahari Coleman, Carr, Chidinma Matthew, and Lynda Brundige placed 30th in 46.24
  • The men’s 4x100m relay of Harmodio Cruz, Jan Michael Guteirrez Almedina, Garfield Napier, and Victor Cotto placed 49th in 41.81
  • Tara Belinsky placed sixth in the women’s college shot put in 49-07.00, breaking her own outdoor school record set two weeks ago by six inches; Shelby Bigsby placed 13th in 46-08.25
  • Victoria Stoffel tied for 12th in the women’s college high jump, clearing 5-05.00


Next: The Great Danes will visit New Jersey next weekend for meets at Princeton and TCNJ.




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