Two Women’s Indoor Records Fall At Armory Collegiate
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
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
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
UAlbany is back in action Feb. 11-12 in Boston, Mass. where
they will battle for their third America East Championship in four years.