Great Danes Sweep 2010 Indoor Track and Field Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The University at Albany dominated the field as the women's team captured their first America East Indoor Track and Field title this weekend with 168.50 points, dethroning reigning champion Boston University. The Great Dane men also claimed victory by capturing their fifth consecutive title with 205 points.
Boston U. placed second in the women's competition with 162 points followed by University of New Hampshire (107.50 points) in third. University of Maine (106) and UMBC (67) placed fourth and fifth, respectively. Finishing sixth through ninth were University of Vermont (60), Binghamton University (53), Stony Brook University (34) and University of Hartford (21).
Coming in as runners up on the men's side was Binghamton University with 138 points while UMBC (97 points) finished in third. University of New Hampshire (89) and Boston U. (88) finished in a close fourth and fifth, respectively, followed by University of Maine (84), Stony Brook University (35), University of Vermont (29) and University of Hartford (13).
On the women's side, senior Fey Adaramola (Bronx, N.Y./Trevor/Central Florida) led the Great Dane women to victory. Claiming titles in the 55m dash and the 200m and anchoring Albany's 4x400 relay, Adaramola earned the Most Outstanding Track Performer award.
Boston U. freshmen Nikko Brady (New Castle, Del.) and Allison Barwise (Orange, Conn.) each claimed titles at the meet, leading the Terriers to a second-place finish. Brady, who won the Most Outstanding Rookie award, won the women's long jump on Friday and claimed her second title of the meet on Saturday in the 55m hurdles. Barwise captured 22 points at the meet, which included the women's pentathlon title, en route to earning the Coaches' Award for Most Points Compiled by a Female Athlete at the meet.
Maine sophomore Jesse Labreck (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) continued her dominance in the high jump this season, tying the America East record with a winning mark of 1.73m. With this, Labreck captured the women's Most Outstanding Field Performer award.
Albany claimed its fifth straight men's title with a winning performance from senior Allie Beauvais (Hempstead, N.Y./Hempstead/Lincoln (Mo.), who broke the America East Record in the men's 500 dash. Great Dane freshman Jonathan Santana (Rochester, N.Y./Edison Tech) earned the Most Outstanding Rookie award with a third-place finish in the 400m.
Binghamton junior Cazal Arnett (Queens, N.Y./Christ the King) was crowned the Most Outstanding Track Performer after winning the 200, 400 and 4x400 relay. With the wins in the dashes, Arnett also earned the Coaches' Award for the Most Points Compiled By a Male Athlete at the meet.
The Albany coaching staff captured the Coaching Staff of the Year award for both the men's and women's squads.
New Hampshire senior Brice Paey (Milton, N.H./St. Thomas) claimed the men's Most Outstanding Field Performer award after breaking his own America East record in the shot put. Paey won the title with a toss of 17.69m.