A native of Endwell, NY, Crystal Joseph competed in track and field at Binghamton from 1984-87. She received her bachelor's degree in biology in 1987.
A high jumper, hurdler and sprinter, Joseph earned three All-America honors in her final two years - the most national awards of any field-event athlete in school history.
As a sophomore in 1985, she placed second in the high jump at the SUNYAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships, and crossed third in the 55-meter hurdles at the ECAC Championships with a school-record time. In 1986, Joseph claimed two All-America high jump honors, placing fourth at the NCAA Indoor Championships and second at the outdoor nationals. Along the way, she became a SUNYAC indoor champion with a school record leap of 5-feet-6 1/4. At nationals, she seized All-America status in dramatic fashion - clearing 5-feet-4 1/2 on her final attempt. Outdoors that year, she cleared a record-height of 5-feet-7 to place second at the NCAA Championships. In 1987, Joseph won the SUNYAC indoor high jump title for the second-straight year. Then, in her final collegiate competition, she earned her second national runner-up honor at the NCAA Indoor Championships.
A school-record holder in three events, Joseph was named Binghamton's "Athlete of the Year" in 1985-96 and 1986-87, also winning the female John Bilos Award each year.
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