BUFFALO, NY – Two members of the University at Buffalo Track and Field team will be competing at the European Championships over the next week.
First to compete will be incoming freshman Alexia Hecico, who will be competing at the European U20 Mountain Running Championships in Zermatt, Switzerland on Sunday, July 7, 2019. Hecico has extensive experience in Mountain Running and has represented her home country of Romania several times at the European Mountain Running Championships and the World Mountain Running Championships.
Unlike cross country running, mountain running is held on very difficult terrain with a substantial increase in elevation from start to finish. The U23 race is scheduled to be 5.9km long, starting at an elevation of 2206m and finishing at 2579m. The elevation map is here: https://www.emrch2019-zermatt.ch/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/EM_Course_profile_U20.pdf
There are a number of ways to follow this event:
- The meet website is: https://www.emrch2019-zermatt.ch/en/homepage/
- The meet entries can be found here https://www.datasport.com/live/startlist/?racenr=21196
- Web streaming will be here: https://www.datasport.com/live/startlist/?racenr=21196 (Alexia's race is the U20 at the bottom of the drop-down list).
Selina Von Jackowski has earned a spot on the Switzerland National Team to compete in the U23 European Track & Field Championships in Gavle, Sweden, July 11 – 14, 2019. Selina will be competing in the 100HH, an event that she has excelled at over her career at Buffalo. At the 2018 Outdoor MAC Championships, Selina smashed the UB School record running 13.16 earning the silver medal.
Competition in the 100HH begins on Thursday, July 11th with the semifinals and will continue with the finals on Friday, July 12th. Last month Von Jackowski ran a qualifying race for Switzerland, running 13.60 to earn her place on the Swiss team. She has represented The Swiss National team in the past and will be returning to the track after missing this past academic year due to injury.
Fans can follow Von Jackowski's progress at the following links:
- The meet website is https:/www.gavle2019.com
- The list of entries can be found here https://www.european-athletics.org/mm/Document/EventsMeetings/General/01/28/73/05/EU23CH2019-FinalEntriesLisforwebsite-Updated_English.pdf