Saturday, May 14, 2011

University of Albany Track's Kadine Johnson & Yushanni Durrant Set School Marks at ECAC Track & Field Championships - UAlbany Sports 2011

Princeton, N.J. - University at Albany's Kadine Johnson and Yushanni Durrant established school records in the hammer throw and long jump, respectively, at the 28th ECAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 14 at Princeton's William Weaver Track & Field Stadium. After the second day of the meet, UAlbany is 10th in the team standings with 12 points. Duke is in first place with 29.75.

Johnson, a senior from New Rochelle, N.Y., finished fourth in the hammer throw and broke her own school record on the final attempt with a mark of 188-feet, 9-inches. Johnson, who improved her standing nineteen positions after placing 23rd at this championship one year ago, previously set the UAlbany standard with a toss of 180-5.50 at the West Point Open on April 16.

A native from Montego Bay, Jamaica, Durrant recorded a fourth-place showing in the long jump by eclipsing a UAlbany record that had stood since 2004. She went 19-feet, 9.75-inches to shatter Teresa Covert's previous jump of 19-5.50.

Catie Coxon, a junior from Delanson, N.Y., was seventh in the discus and threw a distance of 150-11 on her fifth attempt. Rebecca Kelly ran career-best 59.75 seconds in 400-meter hurdles qualifying. Her time was the fifth-fastest in the preliminary round.

Alli Rogers and Christen Griffin advanced to Sunday's finals in the 400-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles, respectively. Rogers, who set the 400m school record last week at the America East Conference championship, was clocked in 55.01. Griffin cleared the hurdles in 13.98 seconds.


ECAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships (after second day)
1. Duke 29.75, 2. Virginia 23, t3. Brown 21, t3. Connecticut 21, 5. Princeton 20, 6. James Madison 19, 7. Cornell 16, 8. Navy 15, 9. Columbia 12.33, 10. UAlbany 12 (37 scoring teams).

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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