Women’s Track Earns 8th Consecutive America East Conference Title
Day One Results | Finals Results
BURLINGTON, V.T.—The University at Albany women’s track & field program continued their streak of championship titles, winning the America East Conference Championship for the 8th consecutive season along side the men winning their 12th consecutive title.
The Great Danes finished competition in first place with 173 points, followed by New Hampshire placed second with 165 points, and UMBC was third with 114 points.
The Great Danes completed the first day of competition in seventh place with 22.5 points. New Hampshire was first with 57.5 points, Stony Brook in second with 33 points, and Maine in third with 30 points.
On the track, Stephanie Osuji qualified second in the 100m preliminaries with a time of 11.90. Taahira Butterfield was sixth in 12.00, followed by Chanel Smith in seventh with a time of 12.03.
In the 200m preliminaries, Grace Claxton qualified first in 24.12, followed by Stephanie Osuji in second in 24.34, and Taahira Butterfield in third in 25.02.
Grace Claxton also qualified second in the preliminaries of the 400m dash with a time of 55.37. Akua Williams qualified sixth with a time of 57.20.
Jessica Donohue placed third in the women’s 10,000m run with a time of 35:56.73. Nira Lovick qualified third in the 1,500m preliminaries with a time of 4:52.42.
Chibugo Ike qualified first in the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.17. Niamani Morrison was third in 14.29, and Nichole Anderson qualified eighth in 14.60.
In the preliminaries of the 400m hurdles, Aderinsola Ajala qualified first with a time of 1:00.41 and Chibugo Ike qualified fifth in 1:02.39.
Colleen Maloney placed fifth overall in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, running a time of 11:03.72.
In the field, Senior Paige Vadnais placed sixth overall in the pole vault with a mark of 11' 1.75". Solène Bastien placed seventh in the long jump with a mark of 17' 7.5".
Solène Bastien earned the triple jump title with a mark of 40' 7.75" for first place.
Chinwe Igwe placed second overall in the hammer throw with a mark of 169' 7". Lauren Lopano placed ninth with a mark of 155' 4".
In the second and final day of competition, the UAlbany women finished competition in first place with 173 points.
In the 100m finals, sophomore Stephanie Osuji placed first overall with a time of 11.79. Taahira Butterfield placed fourth in 11.98 and Chanel Smith was sixth in 12.06.
Grace Claxton earned the 200m dash title, running a time of 23.68 in the finals. Stephanie Osuji followed in second in 24.27 and Taahira Butterfield in seventh in 25.19.
Grace Claxton also defended her title in the finals of the 400m race, winning with a time of 54.52. Akua Williams placed fourth in 56.91.
Freshman Cara Sherman placed second in the 5,000m with a time of 17:21.84. Nira Lovick placed seventh overall in the 1,500m race with a time of 4:41.63.
Niamani Morrison won the finals of the 100m hurdles with a time of 14.13. Nichole Anderson placed seventh in 15.00, followed by Chibugo Ike in eighth in 15.06.
Aderinsola Ajala placed eighth in the finals of the 400m hurdles, running a time of 1:08.67. Chibugo Ike followed in ninth place with a time of 1:09.30.
The 4x100 relay team of Stephanie Osuji, Chanel Smith, Grace Claxton, and Taahira Butterfield placed first overall, running a collective time of 46.26.The 4x400 relay was disqualified.
The 4x800 team of Colleen Maloney, Dominique Claudio, Breanna Cummings, and Nira Lovick earned fifth place with their combined time of 9:27.19.
In the field, Anika Hibbard placed first overall in the high jump with a mark of 5’7”. Solène Bastien tied for eighth with a mark of 5’1”.
Chinwe Igwe placed third in the shot put with a mark of 42' 0.75". Tara Belinsky placed fifth with a mark of 41' 10" and Zoe Doolittle was eighth with a mark of 40' 4.25".
Freshman Amiynah Campbell placed third overall in the discus, throwing a mark of 135' 5". Zoe Doolittle placed fifth with a mark of 134' 2" and Lauren Lopano placed eighth with a mark of 128' 8". Samantha Ferrero placed ninth in the javelin with a mark of 102' 2".
In the women’s heptathlon, UAlbany entered three competitors.
Paige Vadnais placed second overall with 4,549 points. She placed second in the 100m hurdles in 14.79, second in the high jump in 5-05.25, eighth in the shot put in 27-11.50, first in the 200m in 25.25, second in long jump in 16-10.50, tenth in the javelin in 63-09, and first in the 800m in 2:29.41.
Mary Adeyeye placed third with 4,265 points. She placed third in the 100m hurdles in 15.76 , seventh in the high jump in 4-11.50, first in the shot put in 38-09.50, fifth in the 200m in 26.88, third in the long jump in 16-03.00, fifth in the javelin in 75-00, and third in the 800m in 2:35.10.
Letti Hibbard placed sixth with 3,993 points. She placed fourth in the 100m hurdles in 15.81, third in the high jump in 5-04.25, ninth in shot put in 27-10.00, sixth in the 200m in 27.51, seventh in the long jump in 15-07.50, fourth in the javelin in 80-01, and in ninth in the 800m in 2:44.89.
Grace Claxton earned the Coaches' Award for her outstanding performances in the 200m, 400m, and on the 4x100 relay team. She collected a total of 30 points.
With the conference championships now over, the Great Danes look ahead to continuing deeper into the championship season. The team will visit Princeton next weekend for the IC4A Championships, and then North Florida for the NCAA East Regional Championships.