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BU men finish second, women sixth at America East Outdoor Track Championships
Martinez, van Ingen win individual events, Bearcats win pair of relays
May 8, 2011Tweet
BALTIMORE, MD.—Senior Erik van Ingen captured the men’s 1,500 and anchored the first-place 4x800 relay team while sophomore Jeff Martinez won the men’s 5,000, highlighting Binghamton’s performance on the second and final day at the America East Outdoor Track & Field Championships, which were held at UMBC Stadium. The Bearcat men were the runner-up for the second year in a row while the women were sixth in the nine-team meet.
van Ingen and senior Casey Quaglia went 1-2 in the 1,500, with times of 3:52.55 and 3:52.84 respectively. They later joined freshman Chris Fernandez and sophomore Mike Jennings to win the 4x800 with a school-record time of 7:34.32. The old mark of 7:36.96 was set back in 2002.
van Ingen, who also won the 1,500 at the 2009 outdoor meet, now has five individual America East track & field championships and one relay title during his career at Binghamton. He also owns the 2009 America East individual cross country crown.
Martinez, meanwhile, became the first BU athlete to sweep the 5,000 and 10,000 individual titles at an America East outdoor meet. In the 5,000 on Sunday, he outkicked defending champion Robert Gibson on the final lap to with a time of 14:32.39. For his career, Martinez now has three individual America East titles.
Also emerging victorious on the men’s side was the 4x400 relay team of sophomore Casey Gilbert, junior Karl Schnabl and seniors Christian Smith and Cazal Arnett. The Bearcat quartet won in a time of 3:11.68. Earlier in the day, Gilbert was second in the 400 hurdles (52.71) while Arnett was the runner up in both the 200 (21.46) and 400 (46.52).
On the women’s side sophomore Jessica Hennig was second in the 400 (54.87). She also was part of the runner-up 4x400 relay team which included freshmen Kathleen Klein and Erika Kisel as well as junior Jessica Conter.
Binghamton returns to action at the ECAC/IC4A Championships May 14-15 at Princeton University
NOTE: Binghamton has won the men’s 4x400 relay three out of the last four years at the America East Outdoor Championships. Arnett has run the anchor leg each time ... the 2002 school record 4x800 relay team consisted of Steve Reese, Frank Savinion, Kevin Kirk and Travis von Staden
TOP MEN’S FINISHERS
Erik van Ingen, 1st, 1,500 (3:52.55)
Jeff Martinez, 1st, 5,000 (14:32.49) IC4A
4x800 Relay, 1st (7:34.32) IC4A
Fernandez, Jennings, Quaglia, van Ingen
4x400 Relay, 1st (3:11.68) IC4A
Gilbert, Smith, Schnabl, Arnett
Casey Quaglia, 2nd, 1,500 (3:52.84)
Cazal Arnett, 2nd, 400 (46.52) IC4A
Cazal Arnett, 2nd, 200 (21.46) IC4A
Casey Gilbert, 2nd, 400 Hurdles (52.71) IC4A
Jesse Fuca, 4th, 110 Hurdles (14.85) IC4A
Chris Gaube, 5th, 5,000 (14:38.87)
Jesse McCormick, 5th, 800 (1:53.83)
Nelson Hall, 5th, High Jump (6-3 1/2)
Andy Haupt, 5th, 200 (22.93)
Greg Feathers, 5th, Discus (150-4)
Jesse Fuca, 6th, 400 Hurdles (55.43)
Colin Anderson, 6th, Discus (150-3)
Adam Quinn, 7th, 5,000 (14:52.91)
Dustin Ross, 7th, 400 (50.52)
Chris Kowalski, 7th, Discus (143-10)
Andy Haupt, 8th, 100 (10.95)
TOP WOMEN’S FINISHERS
Jessica Hennig, 2nd, 400 (54.87) ECAC
Kaitlin Sullivan, 5th, 100 Hurdles (14.53)
Abigail Oakes, 6th, Discus (132-7)
Abigail Oakes, 6th, Shot Put (38-6 3/4)
Jessica Goldberg, 7th, Heptathlon (4,115)
Jessica Conter, 8th, 100 (12.63)
MEN’S TEAM SCORES
Albany 204, Binghamton 171, Boston Univ. 134, UMBC 97.5, New Hampshire 91, Maine 66, Vermont 50.5, Hartford 37, Stony Brook 5
WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES
Albany 174, Boston Univ. 151, New Hampshire 118, Maine 97.5, Vermont 90.5, Binghamton 79, UMBC 75, Stony Brook 58, Hartford 14