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For Immediate Release: February 18, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (naglieri@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478


Men Finish Fifth, Women Sixth at America East Track & Field Championships
Shafer, Hampden and Williams capture individual crowns

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BOSTON, Mass.--Freshman Kim Williams (Buffalo, N.Y.), senior Luke Shafer (Penfield, N.Y.) and graduate student Hasani Hampden (Freeport, N.Y.) captured individual titles highlighting the final day of 2006 America East Conference Championships on Saturday afternoon at Boston University's Track and Tennis Center.

The men's team, with its pair of individual winners, finished in fifth with a total of 86.5 points while the women's team, which had one individual champion, tallied 71 points taking sixth out of the nine-team field. Both the Albany and Boston University held onto their Day One leads to capture the men' and women's titles respectively. Boston's Robyn Jonhnson was named coach of the year for the women, while UMBC’s David Bobb won the award for the men.

Williams punctuated a stellar freshman campaign capturing the 200 crown clocking in with an IC4A-qualifying time of 24.78 while also delivering a fourth place finish in the 55 hurdles (7.42).

For the second consecutive year, Hampden took the hepthathlon crown, delivering a dominant performance which saw him amass a total of 4,910 points, a whopping 222 more than his closest competitor. His impressive meet continued with a second-place finish in the 55 hurdles (7.72) and participation in the men's 4x400 relay team's (Hampden, Massar, Flucus and DePaola) fourth-place finish.

Much like Hampden, Luke Shafer captured his second consecutive America East individual championship, winning the high jump at a height of 6-8. Teammates Adam Goldberg (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and
Chris Iannone also found success in the high jump, finishing third and fifth respectively.

Other notable performances for the men included freshman and Johnson City, N.Y., native Jimmy Massar taking fifth in the 400 (49.05) as well as Binghmton's own Nick Tillman taking third in the heptahlon (4536 points).

On the women's side, sophomores Dayna Johnson (Brentwood, N.Y.) and Aja Phipps (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) both captured fourth-place finishes in the long jump and high jump respectively.

Freshman phenom Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.)set her second school-record in as many days, finishing in eigth place with a time of 9:57.33 in the 3,000. Also, turning in a strong performance for the Bearcat women was sophomore Keisha Short (Yaphank, N.Y.)who took fourth in the 400 clocking in at 57.91.


BINGHAMTON MEN'S TOP-EIGHT FINISHERS
Hasani Hampden, 1st, Heptathlon (4910 points)
Nick Tillman, 3rd, Heptathlon (4536 points)
Jimmy Massar, 5th, 400 (49.05)
Hasani Hampden, 2nd, 55 Hurdles (7.72)
Adam Goldberg, 5th, 55 Hurdles (7.79)
Luke Shafer, 1st, High Jump (6-8)
Adam Goldberg, 2nd, High Jump (6-6)
Chris Iannone, T-5th, High Jump (6-4)
4x400 Meter Relay (Flucus, Hampden, Massar, DePaola), 4th (3:20.49)

BINGHAMTON WOMEN'S TOP-EIGHT FINISHERS
Kim Williams, 1st, 200 (24.78)
Kim Williams, 4th, 55 Hurdles (7.42)
Keisha Short, 4th, 400 (57.91)
Joy Romulus, 8th, 800 (2:17.41)
Katie Radzik, 8th, 3,000 (9:57.33)
Aja Phipps, 4th, High Jump (5-03.25)
Dayna Johnson, 4th, Triple Jump (38-09.50)
Marsha Fiesinger, 8th, Pentathlon (2657 points)
4x400 Meter Relay, 3rd (3:53.06)

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