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Banfield and Onah Highlight Indoor Track's Opening Weekend

UAlbany Sports Information   12-07-2019

Meets: Harvard Crimson Opener and BU Sharon Colyear-Danville Season Opener

 

Locations: Cambridge, Mass. & Boston, Mass.

 

Harvard Scoring: Women – 1. Harvard (42), 2. UAlbany (29), 3. Dartmouth (23), 4. Northeastern (12); Men – 1. Harvard (33), 2. Northeastern (30), 3. Dartmouth (27), 4. UAlbany (19)

 

Boston U. Scoring: None

 

Short story: UAlbany track & field kicked off its newest indoor season with two meets in Boston on Saturday, at Harvard and Boston University.

 

Athletes of the Meet: EJ Onah & Myles Banfield

 

Harvard (top-8 performances)

 

  • Shelby Bigsby placed third in the women’s weight throw in a personal-best 57-07.00; Shiana Galette-Rowe placed fourth in a personal-best 54-02.50
  • Bryan Nicholson placed fourth in the men’s weight throw in a personal-best 51-09.00
  • Shania Scott placed fourth in the women’s shot put in 46-06.75; Adelaide Cooke placed sixth in 43-02.50
  • Dominic Reid placed fifth in the men’s shot put in 44-05.25
  • EJ Onah won the women’s long jump in a personal-best 20-03.75, which ranks third nationally; Lynda Brundige placed sixth in 18-04.25
  • Omahri Sturdivant placed fourth in the men’s long jump in a personal-best 22-07.25; Robert Blue placed fifth in 22-07.00, and Marcus McFadden placed sixth in 22-02.50
  • Mecca Muamba placed third in the women’s high jump, clearing a personal-best 5-05.25; Alexandria Payne tied for fifth in 5-02.25, and Shannon Bailey placed seventh, also in 5-02.25
  • Isaac Heatly placed fourth in the men's pole vault, clearing 14-03.25
  • Asia Jinks placed sixth in the women’s 60m HH in 8.93; Naomi Rowe placed eighth in 9.11 (9.109), but ran a personal-best 8.95 in the preliminary round
  • Chidinma Matthew placed second in the women’s 60m in a personal-best 7.50; Jahari Coleman placed fifth in 7.73, and Rori Lowe placed sixth in 7.87
  • Garfield Napier placed second in the men’s 60m in a personal-best 6.81; Lucas Casab placed fifth in 6.98, after running 6.95 in the preliminary round, and Harmodio Cruz III placed sixth in 7.00 after running a personal-best 6.97.  Alongside preliminary round performances of 6.96 from Giordano Wiliams and 6.99 from Michael Hermance, Saturday marked the first time in history five Great Danes broke 7.00 in the same meet
  • Kiyah Owens won the women’s 600m in 1:36.52, her first 600m race as a Great Dane
  • Myles Banfield won the men’s 600m in a personal-best and school-record 1:18.81, recording the second-fastest time in the nation.  Banfield is just the second Great Dane to break 1:20.00 in the event, and breaks the record of 1:19.98 set in 2015 by former teammate Jason Tomlinson
  • Matthew won the women’s 300m in a personal-best 39.35
  • Jan Michael Gutierrez Almedina placed second in the men’s 300m in a personal-best 34.01; Cruz III placed third in 34.13
  • The women’s 4x400m relay team of Coleman, Jinks, Kayleigh Robinson, and Owens placed first in 3:56.88
  • Cameron Duffield placed second in the men’s 200m in 23.36

 

Boston U. (top-8 performances)

 

  • Kaylah Quarshie placed fourth in the women’s 1,000m in 2:56.07; Samantha Rutt placed seventh in 2:58.68, winning her heat
  • Joey Somerville placed fourth in the men’s 1,000m in a personal-best 2:27.68, winning his heat

 

Up next: The Great Danes will return to action following the New Year with the Great Dane Classic on Saturday, January 11.

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