Release: June 18, 2010
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Binghamton track & field announces 2010 NLI signings
VESTAL, N.Y. -- The Binghamton track & field program has received a National Letter of Intent from seven high school standouts, all of whom will join the program as freshmen in the fall.
Camille Ginyard (Vestal, N.Y.) is a jumper from nearby Vestal High School. She is the current Section 4 record holder in the pole vault and was third in the recent New York State meet in the same event. Furthermore, Ginyard placed third in the pole vault at the indoor state meet last winter. In addition, she has also competed in both the long and triple jumps.
Camille is a strong all-around athlete and focused competitor who will make an immediate impact for us at the conference level," head coach Mike Thompson said. "Her best event is the pole vault but she has the potential to contribute in the long jump and triple jump as well.
Kathleen Klein (Clifton Park, N.Y.) is a sprinter from Shenendehowa High School. She won the Section 2 title in the 400 and was eighth in the same event at the state meet last week.
Kathleen will make an immediate contribution on the mile relay and in the open 400," Thompson said. "She is a solid all-around sprinter and will help continue Binghamtons strong tradition of quarter milers."
Alexis Murray (Belrose, N.Y.) has competed in the javelin and the jumps at St. Francis Prep High School. She placed second in the javelin at the Eastern States Championships.
Alexis will contribute immediately in the javelin and could help out in the jumps as well," Thompson said. "She has just begun to scratch the surface of her potential and could greatly improve in the future.
Paige Ware (Rochester, N.Y.) is a jumper from Gates-Chili High School. She swept the Section 5 titles in both the long jump and triple jump and was sixth in the triple jump at the state meet.
Paige is an untapped talent who improved tremendously during her senior season," Thompson said. "She has the potential to become one of the best jumpers in school history and could surprise people at the conference level in 2011.
Sara Wickes (Chester, N.Y.) has competed in the triple jump, 110 hurdles and pentathlon at Monroe Woodbury High School. At the indoor state meet, she was fourth in the triple jump.
Sara is one of the best all-around athletes to come to Binghamton since we moved to Division I," Thompson said. "She can hurdle, jump and sprint, and could be a great heptathlete in the future.
Erika Kisel (Waverly, N.Y.) ran in the sprints at Waverly High School but could make a smooth transition to the middle distance events at Binghamton. She concluded her high school career with a fifth-place finish in the 400 at the state meet.
Erika is a successful 200 and 400 meter runner who is going to move up to the 800 in college," Thompson said. "Her speed should allow her to excel in the longer race and we expect her to make an immediate impact on the mile relay as well.
On the men's side, Charlie Armand (Warwick, N.Y.) excelled in the 400 and 800 at Warwick High School. He was the runner-up in the 800 at the Section 9 meet and was part of Warwicks 4x800 relay which ran the 15th fastest time in US history.
Charlie has excellent top-end speed which could carry him to great success in the 800 in college," Thompson said. "He comes from a successful high school program and we expect him to make an immediate impact at the conference level.
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