Sunday, April 19, 2009

Four University of Albany Hurdlers Meet NCAA Regional Marks at UTECH Track and Field Classic in Jamaica - UAlbany Sports 2009

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Kingston, Jamaica – Hurdlers Alie Beauvais, Jean Juste, Joe Greene and Kamilah McShine all met the NCAA East Regional Championship qualifying standard in leading the UAlbany men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams at the UTECH Track and Field Classic held at National Stadium on Saturday, April 18. The meet, which showcased several Olympic gold medalists, included over 150 athletes from the United States, Cuba, Sweden, The Bahamas, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua, Liberia, Senegal, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Korea and Norway.

Juste won the 110-meter high hurdles in a personal-best time of 14.14 seconds. It marked the second time this week that he won the individual title in his premier event. McShine, who qualified for the regional meet in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles in Florida two weeks ago, ran her fastest time ever in the 100-meter intermediate hurdles. She finished fourth in 13.90.

Beauvais and Greene placed third and fourth, respectively, in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. Beauvais navigated the track in a personal-best time of 51.80, while Greene finished in 51.61.

The men’s team also had four IC4A qualifiers in the long jump and three in the 800-meter run. Valete Graham and Mike McCadney tied for third in the long jump for leaping 23-feet, 10-inches. Fred Casimo (Shaker) finished fifth with a mark of 23-7.25, while Felipe Reyes (Christian Brothers Academy) placed sixth for jumping 23-6.50. Tyler Fogarty (Shenendehowa), Joe Belokopitsky (Shaker) and John Moore (Fonda-Fultonville) placed fifth through seventh in the 800. Fogarty clocked in at 1:50.49, which was just .09 seconds shy of the NCAA Regional mark. Belokopitsky crossed the tape in 1:51.43, while Moore finished in 1:51.50.

Fey Adaramola factored into a pair of ECAC qualifying marks. She won the 100-meter dash in 11.96 seconds, and also teamed up with McShine, Jenn Gurrant and Quante Harris on the 4x100-meter relay team which finished fourth in 46.91. The mark was just 0.5 seconds shy of the school record. The women’s fifth-place 4x100-meter relay consisting of Sarah Lapierre (Lansingburgh), Sandy Antenor, Christen Griffin and Tierra Chavis also had an ECAC qualifying mark of 48.30.

Both relays on the men’s side met the IC4A standard. Juste, McCadney, Reyes and Jeffery Barnes (Albany) turned in a time of 41.06, which was just .28 seconds shy of the school standard. Beauvais, Barnes, Peter Rowell and Greene teamed up to finish the 4x400-meter relay in 3:10.36.

The UAlbany track and field teams will return to action next weekend to compete at two separate meets. Select members will head to the Penn Relays which runs from April 23-25, while others will attend the Capital District Classic hosted by Rensselaer on Saturday, April 25.

UAlbany Men’s Results

100-Meter Dash: 11. Mike McCadney 11.01. 200-Meter Dash: 14. Jeffery Barnes 21.84. 110-Meter High Hurdles: 1. Jean Juste 14.14 (NCAA Regional), 4. Garrett Askew 15.11, 5. Mohamed Kanu 15.43, 6. Freddie Wills 15.69. 400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles: 3. Alie Beauvais 51.80 (NCAA Regional), 4. Joe Greene 51.61 (NCAA Regional), 10. Andrew Overbaugh 55.45, 11. Alan Nimblette 55.86, 12. Peter Rowell 55.99. 800-Meter Run: 5. Tyler Fogarty 1:50.49 (IC4A), 6. Joe Belokopitsky 1:51.43 (IC4A), 7. John Moore 1:51.50 (IC4A), 9. Ricardo Estremera 1:52.31, 11. Nick Santos 1:55.29, 12. Bryan Lasky 1:55.97, 16. Paul Lagno 1:58.65, 18. Jared Jupin 1:59.46, 20. Cory Greczyn 2:00.00. Long Jump: T-3. Valete Graham 23-10 (IC4A), T-3. Mike McCadney 23-10 (IC4A), 5. Fred Casimo 23-7.25 (IC4A), 6. Felipe Reyes 23-6.50 (IC4A), 7. Freddie Wills 23-2.25, 8. Nasim Siddeeq 22-0, 9. Kyle Nadler 21-8. 4x100-Meter Relay: 6. Jean Juste, Mike McCadney, Felipe Reyes, Jeffery Barnes 41.06 (IC4A). 4x400-Meter Relay: 3. Alie Beauvais, Jeffery Barnes, Peter Rowell, Joe Greene 3:10.36 (IC4A).

UAlbany Women’s Results

100-Meter Dash: 1. Fey Adaramola 11.96 (ECAC), 5. Quante Harris 12.56, 6. Sandy Antenor 12.79, 7. Sarah Lapierre 13.07. 200-Meter Dash: 7. Christen Griffin 25.93. 400-Meter Dash: 5. Tierra Chavis 59.62, 6. Nyree Richardson 59.72, 7. Octavia Clarkson 59.81, 8. Elia Francis 1:00.72. 100-Meter High Hurdles: 4. Kamilah McShine 13.90 (NCAA Regional), 5. Christen Griffin 14.79. 400-Meter Intermediate Hurdles: 5. Rebecca Kelly 1:04.90, 6. Brittany Eveleth 1:06.86. 800-Meter Run: 2. Zuliana Fontanez 2:11.66, 5. Laura Cummings 2:15.10, 6. Melissa Lee 2:15.40, 8. Esperanza Blanco 2:19.51, 9. Allie Carlson 2:19.82. Long Jump: 3. Jenn Gurrant 17-11.25, 5. Kamilah McShine 17-3.75, 6. Sandy Antenor 16-11.75. Shot Put: 5. Ashley Lewis 37-5, 6. Kadine Johnson 37-4.25. 4x100-Meter Relay: 4. Kamilah McShine, Jenn Gurrant, Quante Harris, Fey Adaramola 46.91 (ECAC), 5. Sarah Lapierre, Sandy Antenor, Christen Griffin, Tierra Chavis 48.30 (ECAC). 4x400-Meter Relay: 2. Kamilah McShine, Jenn Gurrant, Zuliana Fontanez, Fey Adaramola 3:53.76; 3. Octavia Clarkson, Melissa Lee, Tierra Chavis, Elia Francis 4:01.05; 4. Rebecca Kelly, Laura Bolognino, Reneé Johnson, Allie Carlson 4:06.78.

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