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For Immediate Release: February 19, 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

Men's Results
Women's Results
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Day One Recap

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. The two-day event, which was held at the Boston University 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 were BU 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 Men's Track Performer in the previous two America East Indoor meets, anchored the first-place 4x400 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. Freshman Jessica Goldberg was fourth in the pentathlon (3,275 points).

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.

TOP MEN'S FINISHERS

Erik van Ingen, 1st, 1,000 (2:24.34) IC4A
4x400 Relay, 1st (3:11.58) MR, SR, IC4A
Smith, Gilbert, Haupt, Arnett
Casey Quaglia, 2nd, Mile (4:06.43) IC4A
Jeff Martinez, 2nd, 3,000 (8:16.26)
Andy Haupt, 3rd, 200 (21.76) IC4A
Cazal Arnett, 3rd, 400 (47.68) IC4A
Christian Smith, 4th, 500 (1:04.43) IC4A
Andrew Ugolino, 4th, 1,000 (2:27.64) IC4A
Nelson Hall, 4th, High Jump (6-6)
Jesse Fuca, 4th, 60 Hurdles (8.33)
Casey Gilbert, 5th, 400 (48.87) IC4A
Adam Quinn, 5th, 3,000 (8:20.98) IC4A
Dustin Ross, 6th, 400 (49.48) IC4A
Andy Haupt, 6th, 60 (7.06)
Chris Veney, 6th, Triple Jump (44-5)
Cazal Arnett, 6th, 200 (21.87)
Zach Keefer, 6th, 500 (1:04.78)
Devinn Askew, 7th, 60 (7.08)
Cory Poepperling, 7th, Heptathlon (4,670)
Chris Fernandez, 7th, 800 (1:53.93) IC4A

TOP WOMEN'S FINISHERS


Jessica Hennig, 1st, 400 (55.69) ECAC
Erikca Kisel, 8th, 500 (1:18.5)
Jessica Goldberg, 4th, Pentathlon (3,275)
Sarah Veith, 8th, Mile (5:08.77)
Ashley AuPont, 8th, High Jump (5-3)

MEN'S TEAM SCORES

Albany 184, Binghamton 157, Boston 141, UMBC 107, New Hampshire 84, Maine 62, Vermont 24, Hartford 16, Stony Brook 5

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES

Albany 206.5, Boston 119, Maine 112, New Hampshire 99, Vermont 68, UMBC 64.5, Stony Brook 61, Binghamton 40, Hartford 9
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