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Track & field competes at Big Red Invitational

Bearcats post six first-place finishes in final tune up before AE Meet

April 27, 2014


Track & field competes at Big Red Invitational

Ethan Hausamann

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

ITHACA, N.Y.—Binghamton had six individual winners at the non-scoring Cornell Big Red Invitational on Sunday afternoon.

On the men’s side, junior Jared Rousell won the 3,000 Steeplechase (9:46.44), freshman Jon Alkins captured the 400 (49.44) and fellow freshman Peter Fagan was first in the pole vault (16-0 ¾). Fagan met the IC4A standard in his event.

On the women’s side, first-place finishers included junior Ivory Taussig in the 200 (25.06), sophomore Tori Shaffer in the high jump (5-7) and freshman Keishorea Armstrong in the triple jump.

Junior Christy DiMichele was fourth in the women’s pole vault (12-1) but met the ECAC-qualifying standard in the process.

Up next for Binghamton is the America East Championships, which will be held this coming Saturday-Sunday at Vermont.

NOTE: Earlier in the weekend, Binghamton sent some of its top athletes to Penn Relays. In the Eastern Section, sophomore Joe Miceli was fourth in the men’s pole vault (15-11) and junior Pat Heikklia was fifth in the shot put (53-5 ½). On the women’s side, Shaffer was fifth in the high jump (5-6).

TOP MEN’S FINISHERS

Jared Rousell, 1st, 3,000 SC (9:46.44)
Jon Alkins, 1st, 400 (49.44)
Peter Fagan, 1st, Pole Vault (16-0 ¾) IC4A

TOP WOMEN’S FINISHERS

Ivory Taussig, 1st, 200 (25.06)
Tori Shaffer, 1st, High Jump (5-7)
Keishorea Armstrong, 1st, Triple Jump (39-7)

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