Courtesy: America East Communications

Rose Donegan's Record-Breaking Run Highlights Day 1 of #AETF Outdoor Championship

Release: 05/07/2016

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Albany men and New Hampshire women pace the team standings following day one of the 2016 Outdoor Track & Field Championship held Saturday at Vermont's Frank H. Livak Track. 

Champions were crowned in 13 events, including the 3000-meter steeplechase during which UNH's Laura Rose Donegan set a new meet record.

2016 America East Outdoor Track & Field Championship
Team Standings (Through Day 1)

1. Albany, 62 points

2. UMBC, 46

3. Binghamton, 44

4. UMass Lowell, 39  

    Vermont, 39

6. New Hampshire, 18

7. Maine, 16

8. Stony Brook, 7

9. Hartford, 2


1. New Hampshire, 57.5 

2. Stony Brook, 33 

3. Maine, 30

4. UMBC, 29

5. Binghamton, 24

6. Vermont, 23

7. Albany, 22.5

8. UMass Lowell, 13

9. Hartford, 2

Day 1 Highlights

  • Donegan shattered the previous meet record in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, completing the course in 9:49:16. 
  • That time bested the exisitng record by 24.53 seconds and was also the fourth fastest in the nation this year. 
  • A pair of Maine Black Bears won gold medals in women's field events.
  • After winning the indoor title in February, Jaclyn Masters doubled up by winning the pole vault with a mark of 4.00 meters. 
  • Robyn McFetters placed first in the hammer throw with a distance of 55.21 meters
  • On the men's side, Vermont's Ian Weider defended his title in the long jump with a personal best leap of 7.52 meters.
  • Albany's Jonathan Eustache and Kingsley Ogbonna helped pace their team to an early lead by winning the hammer throw and high jump, respectively. 

Day 2, the final day of competition, starts up at 9 a.m. Watch it live on AmericaEast.TV.