Men’s Indoor Takes Second At Great Dane Classic

Photo: Alexander Bowen


NEW YORK – Against a talented field Friday, the University at Albany men’s indoor track and field team represented outstandingly at the 11th Annual Great Dane Classic, placing second out of 24 competing teams with a total of 82 points.


The Danes captured three titles en route to the runner-up finish, including an IC4A qualifying 4x400m relay performance. The team consisting of Taariq Jones, Alex Petit-Frere, Charles Lamar, and Jonathan Santana crossed the finish line first with their 3:15.45 time.


In addition, Alexander Bowen took first in the high jump with a leap of 7-00.50, while Alfonso Scannapieco earned 10 points for UAlbany with his pole vault mark of 16-10.75.


Ethan Clary’s 14:44.61 time, good for third in the 5000m, also qualified the senior for the IC4A Championships. Other IC4A qualifiers included Kareem Morris (6.88 – 60m), Alex Petit-Frere (1:05.11 – 500m), Jonathan Santana (48.96 – 400m), and John DeLallo. DeLallo earned eight points for the Great Danes with his second-place mile finish, running a time of 4:10.93.


The Great Danes are back in action next Friday and Saturday at the Boston University Terrier Classic.