Two Women’s Indoor Records Fall At Armory Collegiate Invitational
Photo: Rochelle Reid
NEW YORK – Junior Rochelle Reid’s high jump leap of 5-08.50 broke a University at Albany women’s indoor track and field program record, as well as the event record at the 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational. Along with Reid, the 4x800m relay squad set a new school record, while junior Brittney Lane ran the second-fastest 5,000m time in the program’s archives.
With more than 100 universities and colleges, including 23 teams ranked in the top-25 of the men’s and women’s national polls attending the weekend’s meet, the Great Danes performed hand-in-hand with some of the nation’s most elite competition. Earning 10 points, UAlbany placed 20th out of a talented 42-team field.
Lane’s 16:57.02 ECAC qualifying time in the 5,000m College Division earned her second place, while writing her name amongst the tops in the record book.
The 4x800m team consisting of Kathryn Fanning (2:09.9), Sherez Mohamed (2:17.1), Jonelle White (2:15.7), and Brianne Bellon (2:11.3) shattered UAlbany’s record with an ECAC qualifying and second-place finish time of 8:54.06.
Senior Pat McNish placed first in the College Division finals with a career indoor best triple jump mark of 40-04.75. McNish was also outstanding in the long jump, placing 10th in the Championship final with a 19-08.25 mark. She beat out athletes from national Top-25 programs LSU, Texas A&M, Clemson, and UConn.
Freshman Solene Bastien recorded a personal-best leap in the triple jump with an ECAC qualifying mark of 39-04.50.
Other highlights included Miranda McConnell’s personal-best 4:57.77 mile time, good for 13th-place, Fanning’s 12th-place 2:51.40 1,000m time, and Alli Rogers’ third-place 400m time of 56.05 (55.64q). In addition, the 4x400m relay squad placed first in the New York race ( 3:49.81), while Michelle Anthony led the Great Danes in the 60m hurdles with a 8.88 (8.86q) mark, good for sixth.
UAlbany is back in action Feb. 11-12 in Boston, Mass. where they will battle for their third America East Championship in four years.