UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Junior Kathryn Fanning was the highlight of the University at Albany women’s indoor track and field team’s performance Saturday afternoon at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Challenge. Fanning shattered her own program record in the mile and set a new meet standard with a 4:45.88 time. The outstanding run ranks second in the nation and also qualified the Manlius, N.Y. native for the ECAC Championship in Boston, Mass. later this season.
Senior Patricia McNish, sophomore Michelle Anthony, senior Ali Rogers, junior Brianne Bellon and classmate Rochelle Reid also had ECAC qualifying performances at the meet. McNish placed first with her 19-07.50 leap in the long jump. Anthony posted a personal-best 8.77 mark in the 60m hurdles, while Rogers placed fourth with a 56.16 time in the 400m. Bellon earned a trip to Boston with a 2:55.39 1,000m time, good for fifth, while Reid placed sixth with a personal-best 5-07.00 high jump performance.
Junior Jillian Haynes earned the first-place victory against a very talented field of athletes, running a 7.71 time in the 60m dash. In a UAlbany heavy final, freshman Kahlia Taylor (7.85), classmate Ashlee Maduro (7.89), and Anthony (8.01 F; 7.97 P) captured third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
Despite an eighth-place finish in the shot put (41-08.50) and tenth-place weight throw mark (41-07.00), sophomore Janice Johnson recorded career-bests in both events.
In the 800m, senior Kendra Adams earned fourth with her time of 2:21.71.
The Great Danes are back in action Friday, when they host the UAlbany Great Dane Classic at the NYC Armory.
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