Joe Greene's 400-Hurdles Win Leads UAlbany to First Outdoor IC4A Track & Field Title
Princeton, N.J. – University at Albany’s
Greene broke his own school record in the 400-meter hurdles by navigating the track in 49.72 seconds, while teammate Alie Beauvais was second in 49.99. Greene also anchored the 4x400-meter relay to a second-place finish.
“The wind hit us on the second curve,” Greene said. “Alie (
The Great Danes, who had never finished higher than fourth in this meet, beat out
Triple jumper Mike McCadney also helped the men win its first IC4A outdoor crown. McCadney broke his own school standard with a mark of 51-feet, 3-inches in finishing second. Jean Juste, a defensive back on the school’s football team, was third in the 110-meter high hurdles in 14.18 seconds, while
“Winning (America East) Conference championships has become routine, so I made winning the IC4As our next goal and the kids bought into it,” said UAlbany coach Roberto Vives, whose squad will compete at the NCAA East Regional in two weeks. “Six years ago we were good and won the conference championship, but the guys would shut down after that. Now, they know that there’s more that they can do. For us to do this and the way we did it by coming from behind was unbelievable. They want to be in the top five at the regional.”
Men’s Final Team Standings (Top 10)
1. UAlbany 68; 2.
110-Meter High Hurdles: 3. Jean Juste 14.18 (NCAA Regional). 400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles: 1. Joe Greene 49.72 (NCAA Regional, School Record), 2. Alie Beauvais 49.99 (NCAA Regional). 1,500-Meter Run: 6. John Moore 3:52.28. Triple Jump: 2. Mike McCadney 51-3 (NCAA Regional, School Record), 10. Valete Graham 48-3.50, 12. Nasim Siddeeq 47-11. 4x100-Meter Relay: 4. Jean Juste, Joe Greene, Alie Beauvais, Jeffery Barnes 41.12. 4x400-Meter Relay: 2. Andrew Overbaugh, Jeffery Barnes, Alie Beauvais, Joe Greene 3:09.65 (NCAA Regional). 4x800-Meter Relay: 1. Nick Santos, John Moore, Tyler Fogarty, Joe Belokopitsky 7:24.97 (School Record).