BOSTON – The University at Albany track & field program saw three student-athletes named America East Performer of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Myles Banfield, Chidinma Matthew, and EJ Onah were recognized for men’s track, women’s track, and women’s field, respectively. UMBC’s Trenson Terry earned the recognition for men’s field.
Banfield, a graduate student and sprinter from Markham, Canada, won the men’s 600m at the Harvard Crimson Opener, finishing in a personal-best and school-record 1:18.81. Banfield’s time currently ranks third nationally, but was second at the time of his performance. He breaks the previous record of 1:19.98 set in 2015 by Jason Tomlinson, and is just the second Great Dane to post a result under 1:20.00 in program history.
Matthew, a junior sprinter from Yonkers, N.Y., placed second in the women’s 60m at the Crimson Opener in a personal-best 7.50, ranking 10th in the country. Matthew also won the women’s 300m in 39.35, another personal-best
Onah, a sophomore jumper from Ithaca, N.Y., won the women’s long jump at the Crimson Opener in a personal-best 20-03.75. Her mark ranks third in the country.