Saturday, February 9, 2008

UAlbany Women's Track Competes at Boston University's Valentine Invitational

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Boston, Mass. – Freshman Christen Griffin placed 10th in the 55-meter hurdles to lead UAlbany at the Boston U. Valentine Invitational at the Boston U. Track and Tennis Center.

Griffin crossed the finish line in 8.56 seconds in the 55-meter hurdles to place tenth. Juniors Laura Cummings and Melissa Lee turned in the top performances of the season by a Great Dane in each of their events. Cummings crossed the line in the 3,000-meter run in 10:03.06, while Lee had a time of 58.53 seconds in the 400-meter dash. In the 55-meter dash, Sarah Lapierre (7.61) and Jenn Gurrant (7.62) each turned in their top performances of the year. Gurrant and Ashley Vives each finished the 200-meter dash in 26.42 seconds for the top times in the event this year by a Great Dane.

Senior Brenna Militello cleared the bar at 5-feet, 4.25-inches in the high jump for a 12th place finish. In the shot put and long jump, the Great Danes received a pair of top-20 finishes. Kadine Johnson (40-11.50) came in 13th and Candice Mann (39-9.25) placed 17th in the shot put, while Tiffany Sprenkels (16-10) placed 14th and Arina Gerasimova (16-9.75) finished 17th in the long jump.

The Great Danes return to the track for a pair of meets on Friday, Feb. 15 at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas and a three-way meet at Binghamton University.

UAlbany Women’s Results
55 Meter Dash: 39. Sarah Lapierre 7.61, 40. Jenn Gurrant 7.62. 55 Meter Hurdles: 10. Christen Griffin 8.56. 200 Meter Dash: 50. Ashley Vives 26.42, 51. Jenn Gurrant 26.42, 80. Christen Griffin 26.85, 84. Sandy Antenor 26.96, 88. Laura Bolognino 27.00, 129. Sarah Lapierre 28.02. 400 Meter Dash: 22. Melissa Lee 58.53, 59. Octavia Clarkson 1:00.86. 500 Meter Dash: 27. Rebecca Kelly 1:19.52. 800 Meter Run: 42. Zuliana Fontanez 2:20.53, 110. Esperanza Blanco 2:32.69, 117. Ally Panos 2:34.60. One Mile Run: 56. Danielle Trimpop 5:16.08. 3,000 Meter Run: 16. Laura Cummings 10:03.06, 26. Kristine Mun 10:14.43, 47. Laine Sefick 10:46.37, 79. Kristin Grab 11:30.04. 4x400 Meter Relay: 14. Octavia Clarkson, Laura Bolognino, Rebecca Kelly, Ashley Vives 3:58.73, 36. Laura Cummings, Danielle Trimpop, Esperanza Blanco, Ally Panos 4:19.09. Pole Vault: 35. Krystal Myers 9-0.25. High Jump: 12. Brenna Militello 5-4.25. Long Jump: 14. Tiffany Sprenkels 16-10, 17. Arina Gerasimova 16-9.75. Shot Put: 13. Kadine Johnson 40-11.50, 17. Candice Mann 39-9.25, 23. Ashley Lewis 37-10.75.

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