Orono, Maine- UAlbany men's track and field team totaled 45 points and the women's track and field tallied 40 points to place both teams in second placed after day one of the America East Conference Championship on Saturday, May 5.
On the men's side, Binghamton currently sits in in first with 66 points the after UAlbany, Maine rounds out the top three with 43.50 points. Then in fourth is New Hampshire (36.50) and closely behind in fifth is Boston U. (33.5). Vermont sits in sixth (22) followed by UMBC (16.50) and Stony Brook (9) rounds out the group.
Three Great Danes took home first place finishes in their respective events on day one. Alexander Bowen took the high-jump crown with a mark of 2.10 meters. Alfonso Scannipieco took home first place in the pole vault with 4.95 mark. Kadeem Howell's 7.08 meter-mark in the long jump placed him first.
For the women, Binghamton is leading with 46 points with UAlbany (40) in second and New Hampshire, not far behind, in third with 33 points. Vermont (31), Boston U.(27) and Maine (26) in fourth, fifth and sixth in that order with Stony Brook (16), UMBC (11) and Hartford (4) finishing out the group of nine.
Patricia McNish was the long Great Dane to place first on day one, which was in the long jump with a mark of 6.00 meters.
Both men's and women's track and field squads look to defend their America East Conference titles on day two Sunday, May 6.