Release: February 22, 2008
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second, women fourth after Day One of America East Indoor Track
& Field Championships
BOSTON, Mass. -- Graduate student Rory
Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) and junior Justin
Halleck (Depew, N.Y.) each won individual events, highlighting
Binghamton's performance on the first day of the America East
Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The men are
second out of nine teams while the women are in fourth place.
Quiller's height of 17-2 1/4 clinched his fourth America East
Indoor title. He won the event in 2004 and 2005, took a medical
redshirt in 2006 and has now won the event two years in a row.
On Saturday at 5 p.m., Quiller will take part in the USA Track
& Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center. Halleck,
meanwhile, won the weight throw with a distance of 17.89 meters.
Arnett (Jamaica, N.Y.) broke a pair of school records
in clocking the fastest preliminary times in the 200 and 400.
His 200 time of 21.83 broke Jimmy Massar's 2007 mark of 21.98.
In the 400, Arnett's time of 48.21 eclipsed Massar's record of
48.42, which was also set last year.
Binghamton had a trio of athletes place in the men's weight throw
and the men's 5,000. In addition to Halleck, junior Justin
Hidalgo (Middletown, N.Y.) was sixth (14.59) and senior
Babcock (New Paltz, N.Y.) was eighth (14.55). In the
5,000, sophomore Chris
Gaube (Vestal, N.Y.) was third (14:47), junior Adam
Hill (Delmar, N.Y.) was fifth (14:58) and freshman Adam
Quinn (Clifton Park, N.Y.) was eighth (15:20).
Ralston (Pamona, N.Y.) was second in the long jump (20-3).
On the women's side, juniors Carly
Gross (Woodstock, N.Y.) was second in the pole vault
(3.45 meters) and junior Marsha
Fiesinger (North Syracuse, N.Y.) was the runner up in
the pentathlon with 3,195 points. In the process, Feisinger broke
her 2007 school record of 2,918 points.
America East Championships conclude on Saturday.
TOP MEN'S FINISHERS
Quiller, 1st, Pole Vault (17-2 1/2)
Justin Halleck, 1st, Weight Throw (17.89)
Kevin Rallston, 2nd, Long Jump (20-3)
Chris Gaube, 3rd, 5,000 (14:47)
Kris Yelverton, 4th, Pole Vault (4.65 m.)
Adam Hill, 5th, 5,000 (14:58)
Justin Hidalgo, 6th, Weight Throw (14.59 m.)
Ben Babcock, 8th, Weight Throw (14.55 m.)
Kris Kowalski, 8th, Heptathlon (2,337 pts.)
Adam Quinn, 8th, 5,000 (15:20)
TOP WOMEN'S FINISHERS
Carly Gross, 2nd, Pole Vault (11-3/4)
Marsha Feisinger, 2nd, Pentathlon (3,195) SR
Katie Wilmer, 4th, Pole Vault (10-10)
Kiki Gifft, T7th, Pole Vault (9-10)
Lindsay Pine, T7th, Pole Vault (9-10)
Ashley Horton, 8th, 5,000 (18:03)