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Track & field squads open outdoor season at Army/Dick Shea Open
Bearcats turn in six first-place performances in non-scoring meet
March 31, 2012Tweet
WEST POINT, N.Y.—Under blustery weather conditions, the Binghamton track & field teams launched their 2012 outdoor season with six individual winners at the West Point Invitational this weekend. There was no team scoring kept at the meet.
“The women performed very well,” head coach Mike Thompson said. “Most of our men took the week off but those who went also did well. It was a good showing considering the poor weather conditions.”
Junior Jessica Hennig, who last month won her third consecutive America East title in the women’s 400, took top honors in the same event on Saturday with a time of 58.10. Sophomore Camille Ginyard, who is the current America East Indoor pole vault champion, also won that event at West Point with a height of 11-5 3/4. The most impressive victory, however, was a three-second win by senior Kaitlin Sullivan in the 400 hurdles. Despite the poor conditions, she also posted a personal-best time of 1:03.60.
Sophomore Chris Fernandez won the lone winner for the Bearcat men’s squad, winning the 800 in a time of 1:54.53. Senior Robb Quiller was second in the pole vault (16-0 3/4) but meet the IC4A qualifying standard in that event.
Up next for Binghamton is the April Outdoor Open at Cornell next Saturday.
TOP WOMEN’S FINISHERS
Jessica Hennig, 1st, 400 (58.10)
Kaitlin Sullivan, 1st, 400 Hurdles (1:03.60)
Camille Ginyard, 1st, Pole Vault (11-5 ¾)
Ashley AuPont, 1st, High Jump (5-5)
Nandi Dozier-Lewis, 1st, Triple Jump (36-6 ¾)
Brittany Broomfield, 2nd, Shot Put (39-5)
Abigail Oakes, 2nd, Discus (125-4)
Jessica Goldberg, 3rd, 100 Hurdles (15.51)
Erika Kisel, 3rd, 400 ( 59.21)
Jessica Conter, 3rd 100, 12.88
Abigail Elliott, 3rd, 800 (2:22.51)
Abigail Oakes, 3rd, Shot Put (38-11 ½)
Brittany Broomfield, 3rd, Discus (117-10)
Kathleen Klein, 4th, 400 (59.76)
Amanda Sanacore, 4th, Long Jump (16-11 1/4)
TOP MEN’S FINISHERS
Chris Fernandez, 1st, 800 (1:54.53)
Jason Santos, 2nd 1500 (4:05.88)
Robb Quiller, 2nd, Pole Vault (16-0 3/4) IC4A
Chris Veney, 2nd Long Jump (22-4 ½)
Pat Heikkila, 2nd Shot Put (49-5 ¾)
Eric VanAernam, 3rd, Pole Vault (15-7)