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Miceli and Platel to compete in NCAA East Regional Meet

Three-day event to be held May 29-31 at North Florida

May 23, 2014


Miceli and Platel to compete in NCAA East Regional Meet

Jacob Platel (photo courtesy of Kathleen Klein

NCAA East Regional Declartion List

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – Sophomore pole vaulter Joe Miceli and graduate student thrower Jacob Platel have advanced to the NCAA East Regional Outdoor Track & Field Meet, which will take place May 29-31 at North Florida.

The top 48 performances during the current outdoor season qualify for the NCAA East Regional Meet. Miceli is seeded No. 48 in the pole vault (16-7 ½) while Platel is No. 38 in the hammer (197 ½).

The top 12 finishers in each event at the NCAA East Regional Meet will advance to the NCAA Championships, which will be held June 11-14 at the University of Oregon. Also advancing to the NCAA Championships will be the top 12 finishers from the West Regional Meet, which will also be held May 23-25 at the University of Arkansas.

Platel, who was third in the hammer at the America East Outdoor Championships on May 2, was sixth last week at the IC4A Meet with his current qualifying distance. He has already broken the school record in the hammer twice this season.

Miceli, meanwhile, was fourth in the pole vault at the conference meet and was second in the decathlon.

Both Platel and Miceli are first-time entrants in the NCAA East Regional Meet.

Since 2004, Binghamton has had 29 men’s qualifiers for the NCAA Outdoor Regional Meet and eight women’s selections. From that meet, Rory Quiller advanced to the 2006 and 2007 NCAA Championships while Erik van Ingen went in 2011 and 2012.

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