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For Immediate Release: February 22, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian(sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Men 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.

Freshman Cazal 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 Ben 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).

Sophomore Kevin 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.

The America East Championships conclude on Saturday.

TOP MEN'S FINISHERS

Rory 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)

 

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