Quartet Garners Weekly Track & Field Accolades
Albany's Joe Greene (Geneva, N.Y./Edison Tech) and Vermont's Jan Carlson (Vernon, Vt./Brattleboro) have been named Men's and Women's America East Track Performers of the Week, respectively, while Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y./James O'Neil) of Binghamton and Brenna Militello (Rochester, N.Y./Gates Chili) of Albany garnered Field Performer of the Week accolades. The awards were announced Tuesday (April 24).
At the New York Relays, Greene captured the 400-meter hurdles and was named the Most Outstanding Male Performer of the Meet. He was clocked in 51.42 seconds that set a new meet record. A day earlier, at the UAlbany Spring Classic, Greene won the 400-meter dash in 48.92 seconds. He also anchored the 4x100 relay team that won the event and crossed the line in 42.39, almost two seconds ahead of the second team.
Carlson won the 200m with a time of 25.14, placed second in the 400m (59.28) and was one of two athletes in the field to post a time under a minute. She was a member of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams that won both events and also won the long jump with a mark of 18’6” (5.65m).
Quiller broke the outdoor school record, as well as the meet and faciility record, at the Bucknell Heptagonal Outdoor Track & Field Meet on Saturday. Quiller's jump of 17-6 1/2 feet broke his own outdoor school record of 17-2 3/4, which he set two years ago. It also marked the second time this season that he has reached the NCAA Regional qualifying standard. Quiller's lifetime best vault of 18-0 1/2 came at last month's NCAA Indoor Championships, where he placed second overall.
At the UAlbany Spring Classic, Militello won the high jump with a leap of 5-feet, 7.75-inches to eclipse a school-mark established by Janna Johnston in 1999.