Women’s Indoor Track And Field Sits Fifth In USTFCCCA Northeast Rankings

Photo: Alli Rogers

Week 1 USTFCCCA Rankings

Week 2 USTFCCCA Rankings

ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s indoor track and field 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.

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.

National team rankings are compiled by mathematical formulae based on national descending order lists and data taken from previous seasons. For the preseason ranking and early-season rankings, data is taken from previous seasons as well as the current season. The purpose and methodology of the rankings is to create an index that showcases the teams that have the best potential of achieving the top spots in the national-team race.

The Great Danes are back in action this Friday and Saturday at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the NYC Armory. It will represent the squad’s final test before the America East Championship, set for Feb. 11-12 in Boston, Mass.