Women’s Indoor Breaks Two Program Records At BU Invitational
Photo: Brittney Lane
BOSTON, Mass. – The University at Albany women’s indoor track and field team set two new program records Friday and Saturday at the Boston University Terrier Classic.
Junior Brittney Lane broke the school record in the 3,000m, previously set in 2005 by Alyssa Lotmore (9:42.71), with a time of 9:41.31. The run was good for seventh place in the strong field at Boston’s Track and Tennis Center.
In addition, the Great Danes’ distance medley relay team bested the program record that was set in 2011 (11:41.48) with their time of 11:40.00. Kathryn Fanning ran the 1,200m leg in 3:29.50, followed by Sherez Mohamed’s 57.0 second 400m, Brianne Bellon’s 2:13.60 800m, and Miranda McConnell’s 4:59.50 anchor leg in the 1600m. The school record performance earned the win for UAlbany in the 14-team field.
Fanning has now been a part of three broken program records in the last three meets, having set new bests in the 1,000m (2:46.70) at the Great Dane Classic and the mile (4:45.88) at the Nittany Lion Challenge.
With a time of 3:46.52, the women’s 4x400 relay team ran the second-best time in school history. Aderinsola Ajala (57.5), Tynelle Taylor-Chase (56.2), Dominique Claudio (56.8), and Alli Rogers (55.9) placed fifth overall in the 41-team pool.
Other highlights at the Terrier Classic included McConnell’s winning 1,000m time of 2:53.29, also marking a personal best. Fanning placed third in the mile run with a 4:47.34 mark, while Michelle Anthony placed sixth in the 60m hurdles with a personal-best time of 8.76.
On the field side, Solene Bastien (17-08.25) and Ashley Mahlmeister (17-08.25) tied for sixth place in the long jump, while Pony Sokiri (37-10.75) and T’Sian Haywood (37-08.00) placed sixth and seventh, respectively, in the triple jump.
The Great Danes are back in action next Friday and Saturday at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the NYC Armory.