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Track And Field Sets For 119th Penn Relays


ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany men’s and women’s track and field programs will travel to Philadelphia, Pa. this week to compete in the 119th edition of the Penn Relay Carnival — the world’s oldest and largest relay meet. The Great Danes will be in the company of the top high school, collegiate and international athletes in the world. The three-day carnival runs April 25-27th at Franklin Field on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania.

UAlbany will have over 40 athletes competing in the meet, beginning with the women’s high jump and 400m hurdles Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. For a full schedule of when UAlbany’s athletes will be competing, click the link at the top of the page. 

NBC will showcase the USA vs. The World series of Penn Relays live on national television Saturday, April 27 from 1-3 p.m.

Last year, the women’s 4×400-meter relay team consisting of Alli Rogers, Brittany Eveleth, Tynelle Taylor-Chase and Sherez Mohamed broke the then UAlbany school record with a time of 3:41.44. In addition, the women’s distance medley team placed third with a time of 11:46.22. Veleisha Walker also threw the team’s season-best mark of 124’ in the javelin and will compete again in the event this year.

Junior Brittney Lane will look to build off her recent success, having been named the America East Track Performer of the Week, announced by the conference office Tuesday. Competing in the Olympic Development Elite Division at the Mt. SAC Relays in California, Lane grabbed a victory in the 10,000 meters with a time of 34:26.47. The junior bested UAlbany’s program record by nearly two and a half minutes and qualified for the NCAA Preliminary Round by posting the 20th best time in the NCAA Division I East Region. Lane will compete in the College Women’s 5,000m Championship Thursday.

On the men’s side, Ethan Clary, who has consistently run well at the Penn Relays in his career, will compete in the Olympic Development Men’s 5,000m Thursday night. Clary comes off an outstanding run at the prestigious Mt. SAC Relays in Walnut, Calif., placing eighth with a personal best 30:17.28 mark in the 10,000m. The performance marked UAlbany’s second-fastest in school history and is currently the best time in the America East this season.

In the field, junior Alfonso Scannapieco and sophomore Alexander Bowen are adept at competing with the nation’s best, as Scannapieco comes off his third pole vault title of the spring, clearing 16’ 10.75” at the Mt. SAC Relays. In addition, Bowen has been outstanding this season, breaking a meet mark at the UTech Classic in Kingston, Jamaica, clearing 7’2.5” , while also leaping 7’3”, in the first competition of the season in Puerto Rico.

In addition to Penn Relays, UAlbany will have athletes contend in the Capital District Classic, hosted by RPI, April 27th.

HISTORY OF SUCCESS: 29 America East Championships, 3 IC4A Championships
▪ Men’s Cross Country: 2011
▪ Men’s Indoor: 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09*, 2009-10*, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13
▪ Women’s Indoor: 2009-10, 2010-11, 2012-13
▪ Men’s Outdoor: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009*, 2010, 2011, 2012
▪ Women’s Outdoor: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
*won both AEast and IC4A titles

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