Women’s Indoor Boasts Best ECAC Finish In Program History
Photo: Pat McNish won the triple jump title and placed second in the long jump.
BOSTON – The University at Albany women’s indoor track and field program placed fourth out of 53 competing teams at the ECAC Championships this weekend in Boston, Mass. The Great Danes accumulated 35 points in the program’s best ever finish at the meet. A strong UConn squad took the title with a total of 60.5 points.
Junior Kathryn Fanning shattered her already owned school record in the mile, posting a title-winning time of 4:43.23. With little time to recover, Fanning (2:11.4 ) also anchored a program record-breaking 4x800m relay performance along with Jonelle White (2:14), Mackenzie Carter (2:16), and Sherez Mohamed (2:12.3). The squad placed third with their time of 8:53.94.
Senior Pat McNish, a consistent high-scorer throughout the season and possible qualifier for the NCAA Division I Championships, captured the triple jump title with a leap of 41’ 3.75” (12.59m). She also placed second in the long jump with a 19’ 6.75” (5.96m) mark, earning a total of 18 points for the team.
Sprinter Jillian Haynes also put the Great Danes on the board with her eighth-place finish in he 60m dash, crossing the finish line in 7.66 seconds.
For most of UAlbany’s athletes, the ECAC Championships conclude the indoor track and field season for 2012-13. Qualifying lists for the NCAA Championships set to take place in Fayetteville, Arkansas, March 8-9, will be announced Monday.