Student-Athletes Climb National Rankings En Route to Final #AETF Awards

Release: 05/03/2017
Courtesy: America East Communications

BOSTON – Several school records fell in the final week of the 2017 outdoor track and field season. Albany's Ryan Udvadia broke a 23 year-old school record in the men's 5000-meter run while Christine Eisenberg broke Stony Brook's record in the 3000-meter steeplechase in a time of 10:09.45.

 

As the calendar flipped to May, the focus shifted to the 2017 America East Outdoor Track and Field Championship which will be begin Saturday, May 6 at the University of New Hampshire.

 

Here are this season's final award winners:

  

Male Track Performer of the Week

Jamal Cody, UMBC – So., Sprints/Hurdles, Hereford, Md. 

  • Broke his school record again in the 400m hurdles at the Penn Relays
  • Took sixth in the race with a time of 52.27
  • Time ranks 70th in the country and first in America East
  • It is his second Male Track Performer of the Week honoree 

 

Male Field Performer of the Week

Adrian Mitchell, Albany - Fr., Throws, Kingston, Jamaica

  • Placed seventh in the championship division of the men's javelin at Penn Relays in 222-07.00
  • Would rank him 39th in the country but his season best is 227'2” done at the Beach Invitational
  • It is his third Male Field Performer of the Week award this season 

 

Female Track Performer of the Week

Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire - Jr., Distance, Montgomery, Vt.

  • Won the Olympic Development Mile championship at the Penn Relays in a time of 4:32.05
  • It is the fastest mile time in the country this outdoor season
  • It is her third honoree of the season 

 

Female Field Performer of the Week 

Keishorea Armstrong, Binghamton – Sr., Sprints/Jumps, Chatham, N.Y. 

  • Won the long jump at the Cornell Big Red Invitational
  • Mark of 20'1.75” ranks 60th in the nation and first in America East

 

Weekly Award Winners

  • May 3 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Jamal Cody, UMBC; Male Field Performer of the Week: Adrian Mitchell, Albany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire; Female Field Performer of the Week: Keishorea Armstrong, Binghamton
  • Apr. 26 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Osiris Nicholson, Albany; Male Field Performer of the Week: Alexios Prodanas, UMBC; Female Track Performer of the Week: Shannon Murdock, New Hampshire; Female Field Performer of the Week: Tara Belinsky, Albany
  • Apr. 19 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Jamal Cody, UMBC; Male Field Performer of the Week: Adrian Mitchell, Albany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire; Female Field Performer of the Week: Kaylyn Gordon, Stony Brook
  • Apr. 12 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Brett Hoerner, New Hampshire; Male Field Performer of the Week: Zach Astle, New Hampshire; Female Track Performer of the Week: Grace MacLean, Maine; Female Field Performer of the Week: Jeannette Mara, New Hampshire
  • Apr. 5 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Romario Bailey, Vermont; Male Field Performer of the Week: Jonathan Eustache, Albany; Female Track Performer of the Week: Elinor Purrier, New Hampshire; Female Field Perofmormer of the Week: Kaylyn Gordon, Stony Brook
  • Mar. 29 – Male Track Performer of the Week: Shane Harris, Stony Brook; Male Field Performer of the Week: Joseph Stanco, Stony Brook; Female Track Performer of the Week: Annika Sisson, Stony Brook; Female Field Performer of the Week: Rachel Hatcher, Stony Brook
  • Mar. 22 – Male Track Performer: Robert Harris III, Albany; Male Field Performer: Adrian Mitchell, Albany; Female Track Performer: Dayleen Santana Rodriguez, Albany; Female Field Performer: Chinwe Igwe, Albany

 

 

  

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