STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Following the first day of the 2016 America East Indoor Track and Field Championship the Albany women and Binghamton men are out to a hot start and lead the team standings. Albany’s Chinwe Igwe, Maine’s Jaclyn Masters and New Hampshire's Michael Shanahan all broke records in day one at Ocean Breeze Track & Field Complex.
2016 America East Indoor Track & Field Championship Team Standings (Through Day 1)
Women 1. Albany, 55 points
2. New Hampshire, 44.5
3. Binghamton, 38
4. Vermont, 31
5. Maine, 20
6. Stony Brook, 18
7. UMBC, 14
8. UMass Lowell, 11.5
9. Hartford, 2
1. Binghamton, 52 points
2. Vermont, 35
3. Albany, 34
4. New Hampshire, 24
5. UMBC, 21
6. Stony Brook, 15
7. Maine, 6
8. UMass Lowell, 5
9. Hartford, 3
Day 1 Highlights
Igwe broke the championship record in the weight throw with a mark of 19.30 meters.
Masters took first in the pole vault with a mark of 3.90-meters. Her mark broke the championship record.
Shanahan of New Hampshire takes first and breaks a championship record with a mark of 20.81-meters in the weight throw.
UMBC’s freshman Christian Kallenbergtook home first in the men’s heptathlon with a total of 2,860 points.
Albany’s senior Paige Vadnais placed first in the women’s pentathlon with 3,447 total points.
In the men’s 5000-meter run UMBC’s Hassan Omar placed first with a time of 14:33.97.
New Hampshire’s Laura Rose Donegan placed first in the 5000-meter run by more than a 20 second margin with a time of 16:28.13.
Binghamton’s Peter Fagan placed first in the pole vault with a mark of 5.25 meters. Binghamton had five of the top six finishers in the pole vault finals.
Vermont’s Ian Weider placed first in the long jump with a mark of 7.21-meters.
Binghamton’s Keishorea Armstrong, seeded first in four events, took home the gold in her first event, whichwas the long jump with a jump of 6.08-meters.
New Hampshire’s men and women took home both the men and women’s distance medley relays with times of 9:54.48 and 11:28.56, respectively.
Day 2, the final day of competition, starts up at 4 p.m. Make sure to tune on AmericaEast.TV and on all of our social media platforms.