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For Immediate Release: February 18, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

BU men second at AE Indoor Track Championships, women eighth
Van Ingen named Most Outstanding Men's Track Performer

BOSTON, Mass.-- Senior Erik van Ingen was named the America East Men's Most Outstanding Track Performer and the men's squad captured runner-up honors, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships. Two-day event, which was held at the Boston Track and Tennis Center, concluded on Saturday afternoon.

With 157 points, the Bearcat men were second to Albany, who scored 184 points en route to winning their sixth straight conference indoor title. The Binghamton coaching staff, led by head coach Mike Thompson, was named the top staff of the year. Joining Thompson are assistant coaches Natilee Dawkins, Annette Acuff and Gabe Fletcher. The Bearcat women's team, meanwhile, was eighth in the meet.

After winning the 5,000 on Friday, van Ingen clocked a winning time of 2:24.34 in the 1,000. He now has four career America East individual titles and is the third Bearcat in a row to be named the men's track performer of the indoor meet.

Senior Cazal Arnett, who was the Most Outstanding Track Performer in the previous two America East Indoor meets, anchored the first-place relay team which inculded fellow seniors Christian Smith and Andy Haupt as well as sophomore Casey Gilbert. The Bearcat quartet recorded a meet-record time of 3:11.58, breaking Albany's 2009 mark of 3:11.77.

Second-place finishes were recorded by senior Casey Quaglia in the mile (4:06.43) and sophomore Jeff Martinez in the 3,000 (8:16.26). Haupt was third in the 200 (21.76) and Arnett was third in the 400 (47.68).

On the women's side, sophomore Jessica Hennig retained her indoor title in the 400, clocking a time of 55.69.

Binghamton returns to Boston for the ECAC/IC4A Championships March 5-6. The meet will be held at the Reggie Lewis Center at Northeastern University.

Earlier in the meet

captured the men's 5,000 and sophomore Adam Helman took top honors in the men's pole, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the opening day of the America East Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday at the Boston Track and Tennis Center. Binghamton leads the nine-team meet on the men's side with 57 points and sits in fourth on the women's side with 22 points.

Six days after running a 3:57 mile on the same track, van Ingen clocked a first-place time of 14:25 to win his third career conference track title. Sophomore Jeff Martinez was third (14:32) and senior Adam Quinn was fifth. Previously, van Ingen won the 2010 America East Indoor title in the mile and the 2009 outdoor championship in the 1,500.

Helman, meanwhile, won his first-ever conference crown with a winning height of 16-2 3/4. Juniors Eric VanAernam and Robb Quiller tied for third place (15-9).

In the women's pole vault, sophomore Jenna Marrione was second (11-9 3/4) and freshman Camile Ginyard was fourth (also 11-9 3/4).

The America East Indoor Championships conclude on Saturday.

TOP MEN'S FINISHERS

Erik van Ingen, 1st, 5,000 (14:25)
Adam Helman, 1st, Pole Vault (16-2 3/4)
Jeff Martinez, 3rd, 5,000 (14:32)
Eric VanAernam, T3rd, Pole Vault (15-9)
Robb Quiller, T3rd, Pole Vault (15-9)
Adam Quinn, 5th, 5,000 (14:35)
Chris Veney, 5th, Long Jump (22-1)
Jacob Platel, 6th, Pole Vault (14-9)
Colin Anderson, 7th, Weight Throw (51-7 3/4)
John Slaven, 7th, Pole Vault (14-9)

TOP WOMEN'S FINISHERS

Jenna Marrione, 2nd, Pole Vault (11-9 3/4)
Camile Ginyard, 4th, Pole Vault (11-9 3/4)

MEN'S TEAM SCORES

Binghamton 57, Albany 47, New hampshire 27, UMBC 23, Boston 20, Maine 9, Stony Brook 5, Vermont 4, Hartford 3

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES

Albany 50, New Hampshire 44, Boston 42.5, Binghamton 22, Stony Brook 21, Vermont 19, UMBC 18.5, Maine 16, Hartford 0
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