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UAlbany Indoor Closes Season at IC4A & ECAC Championships

Photo Credits | Jamie Dickinson

Christian Hince

A week after a women’s title and men’s second-place finish at the America East Championships, only one of these squads touched the scoreboard. The men came in at 42nd out of 51 different teams for the weekend with one point, while the women’s group was one of 17 to not tally anything in their 54-squad competition.


In the women’s pentathlon, Stephanie Hyde placed 12th out of 14 with 3,087 individual points. Her best showing was a fourth-place finish during the 60m Hurdle, coming in with a time of 9.07.

The first four events of the men’s heptathlon saw Tino Mancabelli place eighth. His best result for the day was a fourth-place shot put at 38-03.50.


Mancabelli was also in eighth by the heptathlon’s end, scoring a personal best of 4,274 points. His fourth-place finish in the 60m hurdles section at 8.71 was another part of an effort that earned UAlbany its sole point of the weekend.

In the women’s 800m, Sam Rutt 14th place result at 2:11.52 was good for a season-best of hers while Erin Hayes’ placement at 21st brought her a personal best of 2:13.35.

For the men’s 800m, Keveroy Venson crossed the finish line at 17th in sync with an LIU runner for a personal best of 1:51.64. Lenny Diaz, the event’s other UAlbany competitor, placed at 45th of 46 with a time of 2:01.36.

Jared Rogalski was the only UAlbany runner in the men’s 1000m, finishing last with 2:34.43 in the 22-competitor race.

Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina qualified at 12th in the preliminary 200m with 21.68, drawing lane three in heat one of Sunday’s final.

During the women’s 5,000m, Noreen Guilfoyle finished 19th of 22 for a personal-best 17:46.34.


The final day featured just two UAlbany competitors: Gutierrez Almedina who placed 11th in the 13-man 200m final at 21.69, and Brandon Garcia in the men’s 3000m who arrived at 47th of 49 with 8:40.59.

With the 2021-22 indoor season in the books, UAlbany’s track and field athletes move outside to begin their spring season on March 18.


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