UAlbany Indoor Sets For Armory Collegiate Invitational


Photo: Tynelle Taylor-Chase (left) and Alex Petit-Frere (right).

ALBANY, N.Y. – For the second of three trips to New York City this season, the University at Albany men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams will compete this Friday and Saturday at the 2013 Armory Collegiate Invitational. The meet that is now in its 12th year will feature more than 100 universities and colleges spanning both the nation and the globe, including 23 teams ranked in the top-25 of the men’s and women’s national polls.

ABOUT THE ARMORY COLLEGIATE INVITATIONAL
When: Friday-Saturday, Feb. 1-2
Where: New York, N.Y. – NYC Armory ▪ Venue InformationTicket Information
Start Times: Friday - begins at 9:30 AM ▪ Saturday - begins at 8:30 AM ▪ Event Schedule
LIVE Webstream: FloeTrack Webstream ($)
Results: A full recap of the weekend’s events will be posted on UAlbanySports.com following the meet.

REGIONAL RANKINGS
The UAlbany women’s team is ranked fifth in the Week 2 Northeast Region Index by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) with a total of 160.62 points. Ranked fourth (181.78) in the first week’s release, the Great Danes are off to a promising start in the 2013 season.

Also off to a strong start this winter, the men’s squad is ranked sixth in the Northeast Region with a total of 157.19 points. The Great Danes have been highly regarded this season, ranking third in the first week’s release (194.16 points).

WOMEN’S QUICK HITS
▪ The UAlbany women own the America East’s top results in seven events so far this season and have rewritten five program records.
▪ Senior Alli Rogers ranks first in the league with her 56.16 second time in the 400m dash. In addition, the 4x400m relay squad consisting of Rogers, Aderinsola Ajala, Tynelle Taylor-Chase, and Dominique Claudio own the conferences’ top finish (3:46.52).
▪ Junior Kathryn Fanning has been a part of three program records and top league times this winter, shattering the mile (4:45.88), 1,000m (2:46.70), and the distance medley relay (11:40.00) previous bests. ▪ Fanning was joined by Sherez Mohamed, Brianne Bellon, and Miranda McConnell in this season’s NCAA Division I 19th-fastest DMR time, set at the Boston University Terrier Classic (1/26).
▪ In the field, senior Pat McNish has been dominant in the America East with top long jump (19' 9.5") and triple jump (40' 3.25") marks. McNish also owns the program long jump record (19' 9.5").

MEN’S QUICK HITS
▪ UAlbany’s male athletes own the top America East marks in four events this season, including the top four times in the 400m dash. Senior Jonathan Santana’s 48.00 second time leads the pack, followed by Alex Petit-Frere (48.57) Taariq Jones (49.47) and Charles Karam (49.55).
▪ Sophomore Chris Buchanan ranks first in the conference with his 4:08.89 mark in the mile.
▪ Field athletes Alexander Bowen and Alfonso Scannapieco both have nationally ranked leaps in the high jump and pole vault, respectively.
▪ Bowen’s 7' 1" mark in the high jump is not only the best in the league, but the top height in UAlbany program history and the 18th-best in the NCAA Division I level this season.
▪ Scannapieco’s 16' 10.75" pole vault mark at the Great Dane Classic (1/18) is also an AEast top height and the winter’s 38th-best score in the nation.

COMING UP
This weekend’s meet will represent the Great Danes’ final test before the America East Championship, set for Feb. 11-12 in Boston, Mass. The UAlbany men will battle for their 10th indoor America East title, while the women will contend for their third championship in the last four years.

HISTORY OF SUCCESS
UAlbany Track & Field's 26 AEast Championships

▪ Men's Indoor: 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12
▪ Women's Indoor: 2009-10, 2010-11
▪ Men's Outdoor: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
▪ Women's Outdoor: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012