CHAMPS! Women’s Indoor Captures Third America East Title In Four Years



BOSTON, Mass. – Winning by a margin of over 100 points, the University at Albany captured its third America East women’s indoor track and field championship in four years Tuesday at the Reggie Lewis Center. The Great Danes totaled a conference record 233.50 points in the victory.


Winning eight individual titles, junior Kathryn Fanning led the squad with triumphs in the 1,000m (2:50.36) and mile run (4:46.64).


Senior Alli Rogers captured the 400m dash title with a mark of 55.34, while sophomore Michelle Anthony placed first in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.72.


Freshman Annie Johnson, also a member of UAlbany’s softball team, placed second in the 60m dash with an ECAC qualifying time of 7.68. She was followed closely by Jillian Haynes’ 7.69 in third.


In the 200m dash, the Great Danes also took the second and third positions with Haynes (24.95) and Rogers (24.98) both hitting ECAC worthy marks.


Constantly racking up the points throughout the day on the track, Tynelle Taylor-Chase (1:16.52) and Dominique Claudio (1:16.82) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 500m dash.


Brianne Bellon earned eight points for the Danes in the 800m run (2:13.45), while Miranda McConnell (9:45.97) and Brittney Lane (9:50.86) totaled 11 points, finishing in third and fourth places with ECAC-qualifying times in the 3,000m run.


UAlbany’s 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams both finished in second. The 4x400m squad consisting of Aderinsola Ajala, Taylor-Chase, Claudio, and Sherez Mohamed boasted a time of 3:49.31, while the 4x800m team with Mackenzie Carter, Brittney Killebrew, Jonelle White, and Bellon hit an ECAC-qualifying time of 9:16.18.


On the field side, Rochelle Reid’s 5’ 7” leap in the high jump earned the title for the junior. Teammate Ashley Grant placed second with a 5’ 5.25” mark and freshman Solene Bastien earned fourth with a jump of 5’ 3.75”.


Bastien captured the triple jump title with an ECAC-qualifying mark of 39’ 4”.


In the shot put, sophomore Janice Johnson finished in second place with a throw of 42’ 9”. Teammate Samantha Kosa came in fourth with her 42’ 2” toss.


With the sweeping of both the men’s and women’s indoor titles Tuesday, the UAlbany athletic department has now won 61 conference championships at the Division I level. The championships also mark the first in the era of new University President Dr. Robert Jones.


1) Albany - 233.50    
2) UMBC - 131       
3) Binghamton - 124.50    
4) Vermont - 91       
5) New Hampshire - 76.50    
6) Maine - 64.50    
7) Stony Brook - 44       
8) Hartford - 15




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