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Track & field squads compete at Upstate Indoor Challenge

Bearcats turn in four first-place performances and pair of school records

January 19, 2013


Track & field squads compete at Upstate Indoor Challenge

ITHACA, N.Y.—The Binghamton track & field squads turned in a pair of school records and four first-place performances at the Upstate Indoor Track Challenge at Cornell on Saturday afternoon. In the team standings, both the Bearcat men’s and women’s squads placed third out of seven teams.

For the second week in a row, junior Alexis Murray swept both the women’s long jump and triple jump titles. Her long jump mark of 18-11 ¾ broke the school record of 18-9 ¾ set by Nathalee McKenzie back in 2000. Murray’s triple jump mark was 39-3 ¼ . Both of her performances met the ECAC standard.

The other school record was turned in by sophomore Ivory Taussig, who was third in the 60 with a time of 7.80. Kim Williams set the old record of 7.84 back in 2006.

On the men’s side, junior Ben Snodgrass captured the mile with a time of 4:13.76 while sophomore Josh Miller took top honors in the 1000 (2:30.95). Both met the IC4A qualifying standard in their events.

Up next for Binghamton are a pair of meets. Both the Penn State National Open and Boston Terrier Classic will be held next Friday and Saturday.

TOP MEN’S FINISHERS

Ben Snodgrass, 1st, Mile (4:13.76) IC4A
Josh Miller, 1st, 1,000 (2:30.96) IC4A
Casey Gilbert, 2nd, 400 (50.78)
Jerome Robinson, 3rd, 400 (51.06)
Cameron Black, 3rd, 60 Hurdles (8.30)
Jacob Platel, 3rd, Weight Throw (55-6 ¼)

TOP WOMEN’S FINISHERS

Alexis Murray, 1st, Long Jump (18-11 ¾) SR, ECAC
Alexis Murray, 1st, Triple Jump (39-3 ¼) ECAC
Jessica Hennig, 2nd, 500 (1:14.70) ECAC
Kierra Arthur, 2nd, Triple Jump (37-10 ½)
Kierra Arthur, 3rd, 60 Hurdles (8.94)
Ivory Taussig, 3rd, 60 (7.80) SR

MEN’S TEAM SCORES
Cornell 216, Buffalo 103, Binghamton 80, Syracuse 55, Cortland 38, Colgate 17, Ithaca 10

WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES
Cornell 211.50, Buffalo 116, Binghamton 77, Syracuse 60, Colgate 33, Cortland 12.50, Ithaca 10

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