Women’s Track Sixth At ECAC Championships
BOSTON – After the first full day of competition at ECAC Championships, the University at Albany women’s indoor track team sat in fifth place in the team standings. The women concluded the meet in sixth overall as a team, scoring 31 points. Connecticut repeated as team champion, scoring 75 points.
Aiyanna James opened the day for the women, placing seventh in the long jump in 18’-4.25”. Michelle Anthony placed second in the 60 hurdles in 8.59. Kathryn Fanning placed sixth in the mile, running 4:49.55, which represents her fastest time on the season. Brianne Bellon placed eighth in the 800 in 2:13.15.
The 4x400 relay, fresh off of setting a new school record last night, placed sixth with a time of 3:48.18. Aderinsola Ajala led off in 56.3, Dominique Claudio ran second in 55.6, Jillian Haynes came in from the 200 to run a 54.7, and Tynelle Taylor-Chase anchored in 61.6, running a leg that included a dropped baton. Before the baton was dropped, UAlbany was on school record-setting pace, and led second place finishing St. John’s, who finished in 3:41.85. Taylor-Chase split 54.7 in the trials yesterday.
Samantha Kosa placed 14th in the shot put, throwing 43’-6”. Haynes placed ninth in the 200 in 24.46. Taylor-Chase placed ninth in the 60 hurdles in 9.13.
With the conclusion of ECAC Championships, the indoor track season has come to an end, and the transition to outdoor begins. The first event on the schedule for the outdoor season is the Spring Break Classic on Saturday, March 22 in Puerto Rico.