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Another #1: High Jumper Campbell Ranked Best in America

UAlbany high jumper Matthew Campbell speaks during an interview on Wednesday in the SEFCU Arena. (Times Union photographs here and on homepage by Will Waldron)

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 10, 2018) — Reaching number one in the nation is getting to be a welcome habit for UAlbany Athletics.

Less than five weeks after men's lacrosse became the University's first team ever to be ranked number one in the nation — reaching it by vote — Matthew Campbell became the number one NCAA high jumper of the outdoor season — attaining it by inches.

In doing so, he became UAlbany's first individual athlete in any sport in the Great Danes' Division I era (post 1989) to attain a number one U.S. ranking.

Campbell, a graduate student in Information Science, cleared 7 feet, 5 inches to win the Florida Relays this past weekend.

Read a detailed story of his achievement here from The Albany Times Union.

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