Release: February 20, 2010
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Arnett named Men's Most Outstanding Track Athlete at America East Indoor Champsionships
BOSTON, Mass. - Junior Cazal Arnett was named the the Men's Most Outstanding Track Athlete for the second year in a row, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships, which were held Firday thru Saturday at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center. The Bearcat men were the runner-up for the third year in a row while the women placed seventh at the nine-team meet.
Arnett swept both the men's 200 and 400 titles for the third year in a row, posting times of 21.54 and 47.39 respectively. He also anchored the first-place 4x400 relay team which also included juniors Christian Smith and Andy Haupt as well as freshman Zach Keefer and clocked a winning time of 3:12.16.
With seven individual America East Conference titles (including the 400 outdoor title in 2008), Arnett has the most first-place conference finishes in Binghamton's nine-year Division I history. Rory Quiller won five pole vault titles from 2004-08.
Also winning a title on the men's side this weekend was junior Erik van Ingen , who captured the mile in a time of 4:04.92. He The current America East cross country champion now has a pair of conference track titles, including the 2009 outdoor 1,500 crown.
On the women's side, freshman Jessica Hennig and senior Caitlin Wright won the 400 and 500 respectively. Hennig clocked a time of 55.77 while Wright's mark of 1:13.62 was nearly a full second faster than the next closest finisher.
Elsewhere on the men's side, freshman Jeff Martinez was second in the 5,000 (14:39.95) and third in the 3,000 (8:22.67). Keefer was second in the 500 (1:03.36), graduate student Chris Gaube was third in the 5,000 (14:40.57), sophomore Michael Schieck was third in the 1,000 (2:29.18) and freshmen Cory Poepperling was third in the pole vault (15-3).
Freshman Jenna Marrione was second in the women's pole vault (10-10)
Up next for Binghamton is the ECAC/IC4A Championships, also in Boston, March 6-7.
NOTE: In his freshman season, Arnett was named the Men's Most Outstanding Rookie at both the America East indoor and outdoor championships. He now has a program-best four major awards at America East Conference Meet. Quiller finished his career with a pair of Most Outstanding Field Athlete awards (2005 and 2007).
MEN'S TOP FINISHERS
Cazal Arnett, 1st, 200 (21.54)
Cazal Arnett, 1st. 400 (47.39)
Erik van Ingen, 1st, Mile (4:04.92)
4x400, 1st (3:12.16)
Christian Smith, Andy Haupt, Zach Keefer, Cazal Arnett
Jeff Martinez, 2nd, 5,000 (14:39.35)
Zach Keefer, 2nd, 500 (1:03.36)
Chris Gaube, 3rd, 5,000 (14:40.57)
Jeff Martinez, 3rd, 3,000 (8:22.67)
Michael Schieck, 3rd, 1,000 (2:29.18)
Cory Poepperling, 3rd, Pole Vault (15-3)
Aaron Ghobrial, 4th, 1,000 (2:29.42)
Casey Quaglia, 4th, Mile (4:10.49)
Nelson Hall, 4th, High Jump (6-4)
Jacob Platel, 4th, Pole Vault (15-3)
Cory Poepperling, 4th, Heptathlon (4,861)
John Slaven, 5th, Pole Vault (15-3)
Jesse Fuca, 5th, 55 Hurdles (7.85)
Adam Helman, 6th, Pole Vault (15-3)
Kevin Ralston, 6th, Long Jump (22-5)
Chris Gaube, 6th, 3,000 (8:28.35)
Mike Jennings, 7th, 800 (1:56.66)
Casey Gilbert, 8th, 400 (49.03)
Jason Houghtaling, 8th, 800 (1:57.15)
Andrew Ugolino, 8th, Mile (4:12.15)
Chris Kowalski, 8th, Heptathlon (4,496)
WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS
Jessica Hennig, 1st, 400 (55.77)
Caitlin Wright, 1st, 500 (1:13.62)
Jenna Marrione, 2nd, Pole Vault (10-10)
Hana Wright, 4th, 500 (1:15.95)
Kim Williams, 6th, 200 (25.07)
Kelsey Branch, T6th, Pole Vault (9-10)
Lindsay Raulli, 7th, 5,000 (17:43.10)
Lindsay Raulli, 8th, 3,000 (10:10.43)
Shannon Finnegan, 8th, Mile (5:05.55)
Rose DeFino, 8th, Pentathlon (2,996)
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