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Napier and Belinsky Set School Records at Northeast Challenge

UAlbany Sports Information   04-13-2019

Meet: UConn Northeast Challenge


Location: Sherman Family Sports Complex in Storrs, Conn.


Women’s Scoring: 1. UConn, 198.33, 2. UAlbany, 121.33, 3. Rhode Island, 76, 4. Northeastern, 47, 5. Stony Brook, 41, 6. Southern Connecticut St., 28, 7. American International, 16, 8. UMass Amherst, 14.33, 9. Central Connecticut, 13, 10. Columbia, 1


Men’s Scoring: 1. UConn, 164, 2. Southern Connecticut State, 90, 3. Rhode Island, 85, 4. UAlbany, 64, 5. Northeastern, 49, 6. Stony Brook, 46, 7. American International, 30, 8. Central Connecticut, 27, 9. Columbia, 24, 10. UMass Amherst, 7


Short Story: UAlbany track & field comes away from UConn’s Northeast Challenge with six event victories and two school records


Athletes of the Meet: Hannah Reinhardt, Tara Belinsky, Garfield Napier, David Carlson




  • Chidinma Matthew won the women’s 100m in 11.88
  • Jahari Coleman placed sixth in the women’s 200m in 25.18
  • Solange Wright placed sixth in the women’s 800m in 2:16.87
  • Hannah Reinhardt won the women’s 1,500m in a personal-best 4:28.27; Cara Sherman placed second in 4:35.41, Samantha Rutt placed seventh in 4:42.43, and Kelly Iocca placed eighth in 4:42.46
  • Holly Machabee placed fourth in the women’s 5,000m in 18:33.47
  • Sophia Myers placed second in the women’s 100m hurdles in 14.02; Asia Jinks placed fourth in 14.17, and Chibugo Ike placed eighth in 14.53
  • Colleen Maloney won the women’s 3,000m in 10:57.93; Noreen Guilfoyle placed fifth in 11:45.08
  • The women’s 4x100m ‘B’ relay of Nicole Dodrill, Kayla Meade, Brenda Santana, and Marion Osei-Boateng placed fifth in 48.02
  • The women’s 4x400m relay of Kaitlyn Butterfield, Alicia Grady, Kirsten Kaminski, and Kaylah Quarshie placed sixth in 3:57.61
  • Anika Hibbard won the women’s high jump in 5-08.75; Letti Hibbard placed second in 5-05.75, and Victoria Stoffel tied for fourth in 5-03.75
  • Alexis Trott placed second in the women’s long jump in a personal-best 18-10.75
  • Lynda Brundige placed second in the women’s triple jump in 38-09.50
  • Tara Belinsky won the women’s shot put in 53-06.50, breaking her own school record of 49-07.00, becoming the first woman in program history to record a mark exceeding 50 feet outdoors; Shelby Bigsby placed third in a personal-best 48-08.75, and Samantha Ferrero placed eighth in 41-09.25
  • Venique Harris won the women’s discus in 185-07.00; Adelaide Cooke placed third in a personal-best 148-03.00, and Amiynah Campbell placed fifth in 143-10.00
  • Campbell placed sixth in the women’s hammer in a personal-best 168-10.00
  • Adelaide Cooke placed sixth in the women’s javelin in a personal-best 121-07.00Garfield Napier won the men’s 100m in 10.54, breaking the previous school record of 10.59 set in 2016 by Robert Harris III
  • Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina placed fifth in the men’s 400m in 48.47
  • Matthew JeanPierre placed fifth in the men’s 800m in 1:53.63; Evan DeGraw placed sixth in 1:53.91
  • Kyle Gronostaj placed sixth in the men’s 1,500m in a personal-best 3:58.60
  • Calvin Butlak placed fifth in the men’s 5,000m in 15:25.31; Christopher Perillo placed seventh in 15:39.37
  • Dawshawn Williams placed sixth in the men’s 110m hurdles in a personal-best 14.85
  • Walter Briggs placed sixth in the men’s 400m hurdles in 54.25
  • The men’s 4x100m relay of Gutierrez Almedina, Napier, Jowell Dixon, and Williams placed third in 41.38
  • The men’s 4x400m relay of Gutierrez Almedina, Myles Banfield, JeanPierre, and Matthew Leliever placed fourth in 3:14.05
  • Victor Cotto placed second in the men’s long jump in 23-02.75; Robert Blue placed seventh in 22-07.25
  • Devon Willis placed second in the men’s triple jump in 51-01.50; Blue placed fourth in 49-01.00, and Omahri Sturdivant placed fifth in 48-06.00
  • David Carlson placed fifth in the men’s shot put in a personal-best 52-07.50
  • Brian Nicholson placed fourth in the men’s discus in 148-06.00; Carlson placed fifth in 147-09.00


Next: UAlbany hosts the Spring Classic starting Thursday, April 18 through Saturday, April 20.

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