Albany State’s Sydney Blackburn named First Team All-America

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics Albany State University track and field standout, Sydney Blackburn, was named a 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field First Team All-America by the US Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Sydney Blackburn recently competed in the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that were held on May 26-28 at the Grand Valley State Track & Field Stadium in Allendale, Michigan.  Blackburn finished 3rd in the Women’s Discus Throw Championship.  Sydney Blackburn also broke the SIACrecord in the Discus Throw at…

Read More

Albany State’s Blackburn and Gilbert qualifies for NCAA Nationals

Albany State’s Sydney Blackburn (discus) and Ed Gilbert (200M) have qualified to compete in the 2022 NCAA Division II Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships that will take place May 26-28 the Grand Valley State Track& Field Stadium in Allendale, Michigan. A complete lists of participants can be viewed at https://results.leonetiming.com/?mid=4919, with heat and flight information available at the same website May 23. Additionally, once competition commences, the above link can also be accessed as a source of live results.

Read More

Several Rams named to Track & Field All-Conference Teams

Thursday the SIAC named their Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Teams and several Albany State trackletes were peppered throughout the teams. Here are the Golden Rams that were named to the squads: Men’s First Team Jordan Smith Sophomore 400 M Timothy Heyward Senior Pole Vault Khali Madison Junior 3000 M Steeple Chase Isaiah McCray Sophomore Triple Jump Men’s Second Team Jordan Smith Sophomore 400 Hurdles Women’s First Team Sydney Blackburn Freshman Hammer Throw Discus Women’s Second Team Ty’Asia Thornton Senior Shot Put

Read More

The SIAC Track and Field Championships begins Thursday

The 2022 SIAC Men’s and Women’s Track & Field Championship will commence this Thursday April 21and will run ( I can assure that the pun was not intended) through Saturday April 23 on the Irvin Bell Track on the campus of Winthrop University. Here is the schedule for the three-day event: Thursday, April 21, 2022 COMBINED EVENTS8:00 AM Decathlon (Day 1) FINAL8:30 AM Heptathlon (Day 1) FINALFIELD EVENTS1:00 PM Shot Put (Women) FINAL 2:00 PM Long Jump (Women) FINAL3:00 PM OPENING CEREMONY4:00 PM Shot Put (Men) FINAL5:00 PM Long Jump (Men) FINAL TRACK…

Read More

ASU to host Alice Coachman Invitational this Saturday

Saturday, April 9 Albany State will host the 2022 iteration of the Alice Coachman Invatational. Here is a brief bit of Alice Coachman history via Albany State Athletics : Alice Coachman made history at the 1948 Olympics in London when she leaped to a record-breaking height of 5 feet, 6 and 1/8 inches in the high jump finals to become the first Black woman to win an Olympic gold medal.  Coachman was born on November 9, 1923, in Albany, Georgia.  By 1946, the same year she enrolled in Albany State…

Read More

Albany State Track has standouts at Emory Spring Break Classic

Courtesy of Dr. Earnest Brown, Albany State Athletics The Golden Rams Track & Field teams competed in the Emory Spring Break Classic on March 18-19 at Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. The Golden Rams women finished 10th with a team score of 31.50 while the men finished 7th with a score of 50.  Several athletes posted personal records in the 400m hurdles, 3000m SC and the 5000. Sydney Blackburn won 1st place in the women’s discus throw, improving on her D II national mark. Isaiah McCray finished in the top spot in the men’s triple jump with…

Read More