Sunday, May 8, 2011

University of Albany Men's Track Finishes First at America East Outdoor Championship for Seventh Consecutive Year - UAlbany Sports 2011

Baltimore, Md. - University at Albany's Nasim Siddeeq set a meet and school record in the triple jump to lead his team to its seventh consecutive title at the America East Conference Men's Outdoor Track & Field Championship on Sunday, May 8 at UMBC Stadium. The Great Danes scored 204 points to finish 33 ahead of runner-up Binghamton.

Siddeeq, a senior from New Hampton, N.Y., leaped 52-feet, 1.25-inches on his final attempt to break a conference standard that had stood since 1991. Siddeeq, who competed for the first time during the outdoor season on April 23rd due to injury, also eclipsed Mike McCadney's UAlbany record of 51-4.25 that was established two years ago.

Greg Kiley was a winner in the 800-meter run with a season-best and IC4A-qualifying time of 1:51.55. He also ran the opening leg on UAlbany's second-place 4x800-meter relay. Peter Rowell also met the IC4A standard in winning the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. He is the fourth Great Dane in the last six years to win the event.

Stephen Hassard placed second in the discus and improved his IC4A mark with a toss of 162-feet, 6-inches. Tristan Akong was second in the 100-meter dash by sprinting 10.64 and was nine-hundredths of a second behind champion R.J. Page, of Boston University. In addition, Akong anchored the 4x100 relay to a second-place showing in 41.22. Paul Lagno and Matthew Catera registered third-place efforts in the 1,500-meters and decathlon, respectively. Cattera scored 6,637 points in the 10-event competition to break James Nixon's 1994 school record and qualify for next weekend's IC4A championship.

Luke Schoen, one of UAlbany's seven individual champions, was named Field Performer of the Meet. He won the pole vault on the first day by clearing the bar at a meet-record height of 17-feet, 3.50-inches. Kareem Morris, a freshman from Albany, N.Y., earned Rookie of the Meet recognition. He was third in the 100-dash, ran on the runner-up 4x100 relay, took sixth in the long jump and was seventh in 200-dash. Roberto Vives and his assistants received America East Men's Coaching Staff of the Year.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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