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Mens Track and Field Place Second, Women Place Third at UConn

Photo Credits | Jay Bendlin

Christian Hince

UAlbany’s Track & Field team visited UConn this Saturday, with both the men’s and women’s teams finding solid results.

The men scored at 122 for a distant second of six behind UConn’s 203. The women ranked third with 157 behind the meet’s host and Yale, being trailed from afar by Northeastern with 54.

Men With Four Event Victories

Shak Williams finished first in the 100m at 10.53, enough for the men’s single track win of the day. UAlbany’s other performer in the event was Rashad Hames, who placed sixth at 10.87.

In a wind-aided long lump competition, Robert Blue’s second-place mark at 24-05.00 was aided by sixth to eighth-place marks from Daniel Cephus with 22-02.25, Jamel Edwards with 22-01.75, and Marcus McFadden with 22-00.75. This was good for a tied victory with UConn.

Travis Robinson and Bryan Nicholson went first and second in the discus event, with respective scores of 178-06.00 and 170-10.00.

Tyler Charles, competing against just one athlete in the triple jump, won by default with a wind-aided 46-08.00.

Women Take Three Events

The women also won a single-track event, with a 4x100m relay team of Imani Gray, Dominique Clarke, Rori Lowe, and Brynley McDermott finishing in 46.66.

Leann Nicholas led the way in a wind-aided triple jump at 41-00.50, with Rebeca Valeria Varrientos Alpha following in fourth at 37.05.25.

In the shot-put, second and fourth place marks from Shelby Bigsby at 45-06.50 and Shania Scott at 43-02.25 notched another Great Dane victory off the track.

Individual highlights were made by Jewel Collins, who took first in the women’s javelin event at 141-06.00, and Scott who placed first in the women’s discus with a 150-07.00 mark.

With next weekend off, the Danes will head back to UConn on the 15th for the Northeast Challenge.


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