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Men and Women Lead After Day One of Indoor Championships

UAlbany Sports Information   02-22-2019


Photo Credit: Doug Austin

Meet: America East Indoor Championships

Location: Boston University Tennis and Track Center – Boston, Mass.

Women’s Scores: 1. UAlbany (74.50), 2. Binghamton (36.50), 3. UMass Lowell (35), 4. Stony Brook (26), 5. Vermont (23), 6. New Hampshire (17), 7. Maine (13.50), 8. Hartford (4.50), 8. UMBC (4)

Men’s Scores: 1. UAlbany (41.50), 2. UMass Lowell (30), 3. New Hampshire (28), 4. UMBC (26), 5. Binghamton (21.50), 6. Stony Brook (21), 7. Maine (9.50), 8. Vermont (8.50), 9. Hartford (8)

Short Story: After the first day of competition at the America East Indoor Championships, the men and women lead the team standings.

How It Happened

  • Alexandria Payne placed third in the women’s pentathlon with 3,294 points (seventh all-time); Tori Reid placed fourth with 3,280 points for (eighth all-time); Letti Hibbard placed fifth with 3,231 points (11th all-time).
  • David Carlson placed third in the men’s weight throw in 61-02.25.
  • Victor Cotto won the men’s long jump in 24-04.25 (fourth all-time); Robert Blue placed third in 23-03.50, (16th all-time); Devon Willis placed fifth in 22-09.75.
  • James Ball placed sixth in the men’s pole vault in 14-03.25.
  • Shelby Bigsby placed second in the women’s weight throw in 55-00.25; Ludith Campos placed third in 55-00.00 (sixth all-time); Shiana Galette-Rowe placed fourth in 53-08.25 (seventh all-time; Amiynah Campbell placed fifth in 52-10.75 (eighth all-time).
  • EJ Onah won the women’s long jump in 19-04.00, establishing a new freshman record. Her jump ranks second all-time in the record books; Lynda Brundige placed second in 19-01.25 (seventh all-time); Alexis Trott placed seventh in 18-05.75 (13th all-time).
  • Kyle Gronostaj placed second in the men’s 5,000 meters in 14:23.69.
  • Hannah Reinhardt won the women’s 5,000 meters in 16:43.74; Cara Sherman placed sixth in 17:19.48; Kelly Iocca placed seventh in 17:21.76 (11th all-time).
  • The men’s distance medley relay team of Jake Johnson, Alex Velasquez, Joe Somerville and Charlie Ragone placed fourth in 9:57.06.
  • The women’s distance medley relay team of Kaylah Quarshie, Alicia Grady, Samantha Rutt and Holly Machabee placed seventh in 12:01.08.
  • Jake Coveney is in sixth after day one of the men’s heptathlon with 2,474 points; Najee Taylor is in eighth with 2,406 points.
  • Sidney Gibbons qualified first in the men’s 60 meter hurdles in 7.91; Walter Briggs qualified second in 8.05; Dawshawn Williams qualified third in 8.34; Devon Willis qualified fifth in 8:34.
  • Chibugo Ike qualified in the second position in the women’s 60 meter hurdles in 8.63; Sophia Myers qualified in the third position in 8.56; Asia Jinks qualified seventh in 8.73.
  • Harmodio Cruz III qualified fifth in the men’s 400 meter dash in 49.09; Walter Briggs qualified eighth in 49.22.
  • Jinks qualified third in the women’s 400 meter dash in 56.26; Jonel Lacey qualified fourth in 56.33.
  • Matthew LeLiever qualified third in the men’s 500 meter dash in 1:03.94; Austin Sperl qualified seventh in 1:04.68.
  • Solange Wright qualified fifth in the women’s 500 meter dash in 1:16.17.
  • Garfield Napier qualified first in the men’s 60 meter dash in 6.88; Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina qualified third in 6.92; Sidney Gibbons qualified sixth in 7.00; Jowell Dixon qualified eighth in 7.07.
  • Chidinma Matthew qualified first in the women’s 60 meter dash in 7.54; Jahari Coleman qualified third in 7.71.
  • Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina qualified first in the men’s 200 meter dash in 21.32, surpassing the previous indoor school record of 21.37 set in 2018 by Osiris Nicholson; Harmodio Cruz III qualified second in 21.76; Garfield Napier qualified in sixth in 21.96.
  • Chidinma Matthew qualified first in the women’s 200 meter dash in 24.35; Jahari Coleman qualified fourth in 25.01.

Up Next: Day two of the America East Indoor Championships begins Saturday at 10:00 a.m.




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