Immediate Release: February 17, 2007
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BU Track and Field teams take fourth at America East Track & Field Indoor Championships
Bearcats grab three titles, set four school records; Quiller named field athlete of the meet
Men's Results Women's Results
BOSTON, MASS. -- Graduate student Adam Goldberg (New Rochelle, N.Y.) and sophomore Kim Williams (Buffalo, N.Y.) each captured individual titles while the women's 4 x 400-meter relay team delivered a record-setting victory to highlight the the final day of the 2007 America East Indoor Track and Field Championship at Boston University's Tennis and Track Center on Saturday.
Both the men's and women's teams finished in fourth out of the nine-team fields with a total of 92 and 88 points, respectively. Albany captured the men's title while the Terriers of Boston University won the women's crown.
Senior Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) was named the America East Field Athlete of the Meet for the third time in his career. This marks the fourth consecutive year that a Binghamton athlete has received the honor. Former BU star Hasani Hampden garnered the award at last year's championship.
Goldberg led the men's efforts on Saturday, capturing the high jump title, clearing 6-7 1/2. In the 55-hurdles, Goldberg added to his impressive showing with a runnerup finish, clocking in at 7.55. Also in that event, sophomore Chris Iannone (Washingtonville, N.Y.) took seventh after clearing 6-2.
One day after setting a pair of school records in the the 200 and 400, sophomore Jimmy Massar (Johnson City, N.Y.) picked up where he left off in Saturday's finals. Massar rebroke his own school record in the 400, claiming runnerup honors in a time of 48.42. In the 200, he finished third with a time of 21.98.
The Bearcats had a pair of finalists in the 3,000, as sophomore Adam Hill (Delmar, N.Y.) and freshman Chris Gaube (Vestal, N.Y.) placed fourth and seventh in times of 8:36.09 and 8:38.16, respectively.
Senior Kevin Hall (Glens Falls, N.Y.) placed third in the shot put with a distance of 49-4.
On the women's side, Williams successfully defended her 200 crown, crossing the finish line in an ECAC qualifying time of 21.21. She also finished second and set a school record of 7.17 seconds in the 55, bettering her own mark set in Friday's prelims.
Williams also ran a leg on the Bearcats winning 4 x 400-meter relay squad, teaming up with junior Keisha Short (Yaphank, N.Y.), freshman Deahna Vinson (Monsey, N.Y.) and Hana Wright (Canandaigua, N.Y.) to set a new school record and ECAC qualifying time of 3:48.84. Both Short and Williams each had a hand in setting the previous record of 3:53.06 a season ago.
Short continued her assault on the BU record books, taking second in the 400 in a new school record of 56.69. Former sprinter Larisa Least set the previous mark of 57.33 during the 2003 season.
In the 3,000, sophomore Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) was fourth (10:01.99) while grad student Stacy Kramer (Loudonville, N.Y.) followed in seventh (10:19.32). Freshman Caitlin Wright (Ithaca, N.Y.) was a double-finalist for BU, claiming fourth in the 500 (1:17.47) and eighth in the triple jump (34-11).
Sophomore Aja Phipps (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) led BU's 3-4 finish in the high jump, clearing 5-4 1/2, while sophomore Marsha Fiesinger (North Syracuse, N.Y.) topped the 5-2 1/4.
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