Women’s Indoor Places Second At Great Dane Classic

Photo: Pat McNish


NEW YORK – The University at Albany women’s indoor track and field team captured three titles at the 11th Annual Great Dane Classic, placing second as a squad out of a talented 21-team field.


Senior Pat McNish placed first in both the long jump and triple jump with ECAC qualifying marks of 19-09.50 and 40-03.25, respectively. McNish’s long jump leap matched her own program-record.


Senior Kathryn Fanning also won her event with a meet and program record performance in the 1000m. Fanning finished in a time of 2:46.70.


UAlbany had four other athletes hit ECAC qualifying marks, including Ali Rogers (1:14.39) and Tynelle Taylor-Chase (1:15.00) in the 500m. Junior Brianne Bellon placed second with a 2:14.13 time in the 800m, while senior Miranda McConnell took sixth in the 3000m with a mark of 9:52.55.


Other highlights included Michelle Anthony’s fourth-place finish in the 60m hurdles (8.81), Rochelle Reid’s sixth-place mark in the high jump (5-05.00) and Samantha Kosa’s sixth-place shot put throw (42-08.00).


UAlbany’s distance medley relay team earned third (12:14.02), featuring Mackenzie Carter, Sherez Mohamed, Aderinsola Ajala, and Brianne Bellon. In addition, the 4x400m squad with Dominique Claudio, Taylor-Chase, Ajala, and Rogers took fourth (3:49.84).


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