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Track teams compete at Princeton and Cornell

Sullivan sweeps both hurdle events at Cornell

April 21, 2012


Track teams compete at Princeton and Cornell

Results from Princeton/Larry Ellis Invitational

WALNUT, Calif.—Fifth year senior Erik van Ingen placed sixth overall in the 1,500 at the Mount Sac Relays on Friday night, highlighting a full weekend for the Binghamton Track & Field programs. Closer to home, the Bearcats also took part in the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton and a tri-meet up at Cornell.

The Mount Sac Relays, which is held 30 miles away from Los Angeles, is in its 54th year of attracting many of the top college and professional athletes in the United States. van Ingen was the second-fastest college finisher in the 1,500 and his time of 3:40. 94 smashed his 2009 school record of 3:43.18.

van Ingen’s time met the “B” cut of 3:43.00 for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which will be held June 21-July 1 in Eugene, Oregon. The automatic qualifying time for the 1,500 is 3:39.00.

In the NCAA Division I East Region, van Ingen has the fourth-fastest time this season. He also has the top performance in the America East Conference this outdoor season. In 2009 and 2011, van won the America East 1,500 title.

At Cornell, meanwhile, senior Kaitlin Sullivan swept the women’s 100 hurdles and 400 hurdles, highlighting the Bearcats’ performance in a tri-meet against the host Big Red and a team from Birmingham, England. Her time of 14.02 in the 100 hurdles top her 2011 school record of 14.32 and met the ECAC standard. Sullivan went on to record a first-place time of 1:02.38 in the 400 hurdles.

Other winners on the women’s side includes senior Abby Oakes in the discus (124-7) and junior Ashley AuPont in the high jump (5-7 3/4). Like Sullivan, AuPont broke her own school record of 5-7, which she established last year, and met the ECAC qualifying standard.

On the men’s side, junior Casey Gilbert won the 400 hurdles in a time of 48.36, which met the IC4A qualifying standard. He then led off on the first-place 4x400 relay team which included freshman Zaid Al-Doori and senior Jerome Robinson and Cazal Arnett.

Elsewhere on the men’s side, senior Colin Anderson took top honors in the hammer (168-1) and sophomore Jason Bensaull won the discus (159-7).

At Princeton, meanwhile, a handful of Binghamton distance runners took part in the Larry Ellis Invitational. Senior Lindsay Raulli was the top overall Bearcat finisher, placing 17th in the women’s 3,000 steeplechase (10:49.31). Fifth-year senior Adam Quinn was 20th in the men’s 3,000 steeplechase (9:08.79), freshman Jesse Garn was 21st in the 1,500 (3:47.97) and fifth-year senior Andrew Ugolino was 25th in the men’s 3,000 steeplechase (9:12.63). All four runner met the ECAC/IC4A qualifying standards.

Up next for Binghamton is the Cornell Big Red Invitational on Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m.

NOTES: The top 30 American performances in each track event will be invited to the U.S. Olympic Trials, provided they have at least made the “B” cut. Any performer that hits the automatic qualifying standard in an event will be invited to the U.S. Olympic Trials even if they are lower than 30th in the American rankings ... the ECAC/IC4A Championships will be held May 11-13 at Princeton.

TOP MEN’S FINISHERS AT CORNELL TRI-MEET

Casey Gilbert, 1st, 400 (48.36) IC4A
Colin Anderson, 1st, Hammer (168-1)
Jason Bensaull, 1st, Discus (159-7)
4x400 Relay, 1st (3:18.98)   
Gilbert, Al-Doori, Robinson, Arnett
Jesse Fuca, 2nd, 110 Hurdles (14.76) IC4A
Greg Feathers, 2nd, Discus (152-4)
Chris Veney, 2nd, Long Jump (23-11) IC4A
Eric VanAernam, T2nd, Pole Vault (15-3)
Adam Helman, T2nd, Pole Vault (15-3)
Pat Heikkila, 3rd, Shot Put (48-9 1/2)
Colin Anderson, 3rd, Discus (151-0)
Zaid Al-Doori, 4th, 200 (22.21)
Robb Quiller, 5th, Pole Vault (15-3)
Eric Ziegler,  6th, Long Jump (23-6 3/4) IC4A

TOP WOMEN’S FINISHERS AT CORNELL TRI-MEET

Kaitlin Sullivan, 1st, 100 Hurdles (14.02) SR, ECAC
Kaitlin Sullivan, 1st, 400H (1:02.38)
Abby Oakes, 1st, Discus (124-7)
Ashley AuPont, 1st, High Jump (5-7 3/4) SR, ECAC
Jessica Hennig, 2nd, 400 (56.75)
Camille Ginyard, 2nd, Pole Vault (11-7 3/4)
Abby Oakes, 2nd, Shot Put (38-11 3/4)
Abby Oakes, 2nd, Hammer (144-7)
Alexis Murray, 2nd, Javelin (126-3)
Brittany Broomfield, 2nd, Discus (116-5)
Alexx Baum, 3rd, 200 (25.24)
Alexx Baum, 3rd, Long Jump (18-8 3/4)
Sara Wickes, 3rd, Triple Jump (38-4 1/4)
Ivory Taussig, 4th, 100 (12.39)

TOP MEN’S FINISHERS AT LARRY ELLIS INVITATIONAL

Adam Quinn, 20th, 3,000 (9:08.79) IC4A
Andrew Ugolino, 25th, 3,000 SC (9:12.63) IC4A

TOP WOMEN’S FINISHERS AT LARRY ELLIS INVITATIONAL

Lindsay Raulli, 17th, 3,000 SC (10:49.31) ECAC

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