NEW ORLEANS – The University at Albany track & field program was ranked once again in the Northeast regional poll, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday. The women fell one spot from last week to seventh, and the men held steady at 10th.
Harvard held on to the top spot in the women's poll. Behind the Crimson, Connecticut jumped two spots to second, while Cornell and Columbia each fell one spot to third and fourth, respectively. Buffalo held steady at fifth. New Hampshire was the biggest mover of the week, climbing three spots to 11th. No other America East school was ranked in the women's poll.
Cornell's men, like the Harvard women, remained the top-ranked team this week in the men's poll. Connecticut jumped two spots to second, while Dartmouth fell one spot to third. Buffalo improved the most since last week, jumping four spots to fourth, and Harvard fell three spots to fifth. No other America East school was ranked in the Northeast poll, but UMBC held steady at 12th in the Mid-Atlantic poll.
The women now hold nine Northeast top-eight performances, one of which came this past weekend at ECAC Outdoor Championships. Anika Hibbard now ranks second in the high jump, having cleared 5-08.50. The men hold six such performances, none of which were new since the last poll.
Next, those who have qualified will continue on to the NCAA East Preliminary Championships, which will take place at the University of Kentucky starting on Thursday, May 25.