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For Immediate Release: February 17, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Quiller breaks conference record in pole vault at America East Indoor Track Championships

Day One Results

VESTAL, N.Y.-- Senior Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) broke his own school and conference record in the men's pole vault, highlighting the Binghamton track & field teams' performances at the America East Indoor Championships. Going into Saturday's finals at noon, BU's men are in second with 40 points, trailing the University at Albany (50.50). The BU women are in fourth place with 28 points.

Quiller's vault of 17-8 1/2 feet broke his 2005 record of 17-6 1/2 and solidified his chance of advancing to the NCAA Indoor Championship for the second time in three seasons. It also marked his third indoor conference title in four years.

"He just looked exceptional," BU coach Mike Thompson said. "He's definitely become legitimately one of the top five or six guys in the country."

Sophomore Chris Iannone (Washingtonville, N.Y.) took second in the men's decathlon (2,585 points) and sophomore Justin Halleck (DePew, N.Y.) was second in the weight throw (55-7 3/4). On the women's side, sophomore Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) was second in the 5,000 (17:23) while junior Katie Wilmer (North Syracuse, N.Y.) tied for second in the pole vault.

Sophomore Jimmy Massar (Johnson City, N.Y.) set two BU records in the preliminary heats of the 400 and 200. Massar finished second in the 400 at 48.56 seconds, bettering his previous record of 48.93 set last year. In the 200, Massar finished in seventh in 21.06 seconds, beating the 1997 record of 22.25 set by Jewdyer Osborne.

The BU men's distance medley relay team qualified for the IC4A championships in March, finishing sixth in 10 minutes, 17.7 seconds which meets the qualifying standard of 19:70.

In the women's 55, sophomore Kim Williams (Buffalo, N.Y.) set a school record of 7.27 seconds, bettering the previous record of 7.28 set in 2005 by Heather Tassler. Williams also had the fastest qualifying team in the 200 at 24.69 seconds.

NOTE: The NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will be held at the University of Arkansas March 9-10.


TOP MEN'S FINISHERS

Rory Quiller, 1st, Pole Vault (17-8 1/2)--School and Conference Record, NCAA and IC4A standard
Chris Iannone, 2nd, Heptathlon (2,585)
Justin Halleck, 2nd, Weight Throw (55-7 3/4)--IC4A Standard
Kevin Hall, 3rd, Weight Throw (51-3 3/4)
Kris Yelverton, 3rd, Pole Vault (15-3)
Chris Gaube, 5th, 5,000 (15:08)
Distance Medley Relay (Hebdon, Nemhard, Wlodarski, Hill), 6th (10:17)--IC4A standard
Tyler Nichols, 7th, Pole Vault (14-9)
Doug Adams, 8th, Pole Vault (14-9)

TOP WOMEN'S FINISHERS

Katie Radzik, 2nd, 5,000 (17:23)--ECAC standard
Katie Wilmer, T2nd, Pole Vault (10-10)
Carly Gross, 5th, Pole Vault (10-10)
Marsha Fiesinger, 6th, Pentathlon (2,918)
Kiki Gifft, 8th, Pole Vault (10-10)

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