Cambridge, Mass. - University at Albany's John Moore, Catie Coxon and Stephen Hassard earned America East Conference Track and Field weekly honors, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, April 27. Moore was named the men's track performer of the week for the second time this season, while Coxon earned women's field performer of the week accolades. Hassard was the league's top male field performer.
Moore, a native of Fort Johnson, N.Y., posted victories at the 116th Annual Penn Relays and the first-ever Friendship Meet with the University of Technology of Kingston, Jamaica. He started the week by running the 1,600-meter anchor leg for the distance medley relay team which won the college section in 9:43.15 and broke the school record by 2.56 seconds on April 23. The group, which also included Tyler Fogarty, Jonathan Santana and Nick Santos, also ran the eighth-fastest time overall behind seven schools from the Pacific-10, Big East, Big 10, Big 12, Atlantic Coast and Southeastern conferences.
After running the third leg of the 4xMile relay that placed 13th in the championship section in 16:54.02 before a Penn Relays' single-day record crowd on April 24, Moore finished the week by winning the 800-meter run at Monday's Friendship Meet. The junior's personal-best time of 1:49.12 is tied for 19th in the nation, 13th in the East Region and first on the America East Conference performance list. In addition, the mark eclipsed the IC4A championship standard. He edged out Fogarty, whose season-best time of 1:49.40 in the same event is currently 26th in the country and 18th in the East Region.
Coxon, a sophomore from Delanson, N.Y., won the discus throw with ECAC championship marks at two different meets. She most notably recorded a personal-best throw of 157-feet, 3-inches at the Capital District Classic on April 24. The mark challenged the school record and was an America East best by 17 feet, plus ranks 38th in the East Region. Coxon also registered a mark of 146-4 in her premier event at the Friendship Meet.
Hassard, a sophomore from Setauket, N.Y., started the week by winning the discus throw with an IC4A-qualifying performance at the Capital District Classic. His personal-best toss of 159-0 at the meet ranks second on the league's performance list. Hassard also placed second in the event at the Friendship Meet with a mark of 149-1.
The Great Dane men's and women's track and field teams will travel to New Hampshire for the America East Conference Championships on May 1-2. After capturing both of the league's indoor titles for the first time in school history this past winter, UAlbany will have the opportunity to become the first school to win all four America East track and field championships in the same academic year.
Paw Prints: The UAlbany women are ranked seventh in the Northeast Region by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association ... The region encompasses schools located in New York and New England ... The Great Dane women's program will aim to win their second straight America East championship this weekend and fourth in the last five years, while the men's team will look to capture a league-record sixth straight title and their seventh in the last eight years.
Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
University of Albany Track & Field's John Moore, Catie Coxon & Stephen Hassard Earn A-East Weekly Awards - UAlbany Sports 2010
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