Immediate Release: February 17, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Quiller breaks conference record in pole vault at America East
Indoor Track Championships
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."
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
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.
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.
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
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)