America East Conference

Women's Track & Field Completes Triple Crown

UAlbany Sports Information   05-05-2019

Meet: America East Outdoor Championships

 

Location: University Field in Albany, N.Y.

 

Scoring: 1. UAlbany, 254; 2. UMass Lowell, 136.50; 3. Stony Brook, 127; 4. Binghamton, 91; 5. New Hampshire, 82.50; 6. Vermont, 62; 7. UMBC, 45; 8. Maine, 41; 9. Hartford, 19

 

Short Story: UAlbany women’s track & field won its 11th-straight America East Outdoor Championship meet, completing the first-ever America East women’s triple crown, scoring 254 points behind 10 event victories and two championship records.

 

Recap

 

  • The women’s 254 points break the all-time women’s team scoring record for the outdoor championship meet, previously 245 set by the 2012-13 UAlbany outdoor team
  • The 2018-19 UAlbany women are the first women’s program to win the triple crown in America East history, winning the cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track team titles in the same academic year.  Previously, the 2011-12 UAlbany men and the 1988-89 Northeastern men were triple crown winners
  • Venique Harris was named Co-Outstanding Field Performer with UMass Lowell’s Kerstin Darsney
  • The women’s coaches were named Coaching Staff of the Year
  • Alexandria Payne won the heptathlon, scoring 4,450 points; Tori Reid placed second with a personal-best 4,374 points, and Letti Hibbard placed fourth with 4,345 points
  • Venique Harris won the discus in 178-01.00, surpassing the previous championship meet record of 160-01.00 set in 1994 by Northeastern’s Theresa Findlay; Amiynah Campbell placed fourth in 138-05.00, Adelaide Cooke placed fifth in 135-10.00, and Brittny Membreno placed seventh in 125-09.00
  • Lynda Brundige placed third in the triple jump in an outdoor-best 39-03.00; Alexis Trott placed seventh in a personal-best 36-10.50, and Hailey Thornton placed eighth in 36-07.00
  • The women’s 4x100m relay of Jahari Coleman, Sophia Myers, Chidinma Matthew, and Brundige placed second in 46.19
  • Hannah Reinhardt placed second in the 1,500m in a personal-best 4:24.05
  • Kiyah Owens placed seventh in the 400m in 56.62
  • Myers won the 100m hurdles in a personal-best 13.63, surpassing her own freshman record; Asia Jinks placed third in a personal-best 13.96, and Chibugo Ike placed sixth in a personal-best 14.13
  • Samantha Rutt placed seventh in the 800m in a personal-best 2:12.05
  • Matthew won the 100m in 11.84; Coleman placed second in a personal-best 11.95, and Brundige placed third in a personal-best 12.20
  • Tara Belinsky won the shot put in 49-01.50, surpassing the previous championship meet record of 48-10.25 set in 2004 by Northeastern’s Zara Northover; Shelby Bigsby placed third in 44-01.50, and Samantha Ferrero placed eighth in 40-09.50
  • Anika Hibbard won the high jump in 5-08.00; Victoria Stoffel placed fourth in 5-05.00
  • Jinks won the 400m hurdles in 59.95
  • Matthew won the 200m in 23.96; Coleman placed third in a personal-best 24.47
  • The women’s 4x800m relay of Kirsten Kaminski (2:18.25), Solange Wright (2:19.87), Rutt (2:16.73), and Reinhardt (2:13.42) placed fourth in 9:08.26
  • The women’s 4x400m relay of Jinks, Myers, Coleman, and Owens placed sixth in 3:54.54

 

Next: Those with qualifying performances will continue on to ECAC Outdoor Championships at Princeton University next weekend.

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