Indoor Shatters Four Records Across Two Meets Saturday


Photo: Pat McNish (left), Jonathan Santana (right)

NEW YORK -- The University at Albany men's and women's indoor track and field teams were nearly perfect Saturday as the Great Danes broke a school record in four of the six events in which they competed.

UAlbany had four relay teams participate in the 106th Millrose Games at the NYC Armory. Both men’s and women’s 4x200m relay squads shattered the program and meet records. The women's team consisting of Jillian Haynes (24.7), Annie Johnson (24.7), Kahlia Taylor (25.0), and Alli Rogers (24.5) ran a 1:39.05 mark.

The men boasted a new best of 1:27.70 with Donald Williams (21.9), Taariq Jones (22.3), Winston McCormack (21.6), and Jonathan Santana (21.8) running the legs.

The women's distance medley relay team with Brianne Bellon (3:34.9 1200m), Tynelle Taylor-Chase (57.1 400m), Sherez Mohamed (2:12.9 800m), and Kathryn Fanning (4:49.1 1600m) also set a new school record, finishing in 11:34.18, as they placed third overall and first at the college level.

In UAlbany’s last event of the day, the men’s 4x800m relay squad placed fifth in a strong field with a time of 7:40.59. The team consisted of John DeLallo, Daryl Subran, Chris Buchanan, and Dylan Lowry.

Meanwhile, upstate at the Cornell Denault Invitational, Pat McNish broke her own program record with a 20' 4.5" leap in the long jump. The mark currently ranks 13th in the nation. Alfonso Scannapieco also competed at the meet in the pole vault.

The Great Danes are back in action March 1-3 when they compete in the IC4A/ECAC Championships in Boston, Mass. UAlbany is a three-time IC4A champion.