& field teams each place sixth at America East Conference
Freshman Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y./ James I. Oneill) was named the Men's Field Athlete of the Meet and senior Andrew Cloud (Massapequa, N.Y./ Massapequa) also captured an individual event, highlighting Binghamton's competition in the America East Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston this weekend. Both the men's and women's teams placed sixth in their respective meets. Northeastern swept first place on both the men's and women's meets.
Quiller won the pole vault on Friday with a leap of 4.80 meters. He then placed third in the heptathlon on Saturday with a school-record 4,816 points. Cloud won the weight throw with a distance of 17.24 meters.
Another freshman who made the most of his first conference meet was Rafiq Umar (Glenmont, N.Y./ Bethlehem), who was second in the long jump (6.94 m.) and fifth in the triple jump (13.91 m.). Also scoring in two events in the men's meet were senior Gabe Fletcher (Binghamton, N.Y./Windsor) who was fourth in the shot put (14.54 m.) and fifth in the weight throw (15.89 m.), junior Todd Wassinger (Sanborn, N.Y./Starpoint), who was sixth in the weight throw (15.70 m.) and seventh in the shot put (13.85), sophomore Adam Goldberg (New Rochelle, N.Y./ New Rochelle), who was fourth in the high jump (2.03 m.) and sixth in the 55 hurdles (7.97), and junior Mike Ksionzyk (Olean, N.Y./ Olean), who was fifth in the heptathlon (4,380 points) and seventh in the pole vault (4.50 m.).
Junior Neil Case (West Winfield, N.Y./Mount Markham) set a school record in the 55 hurdles, where he placed fifth with a time of 7.81 seconds. In the high jump, sophomore Luke Shafer (Penfield, N.Y./ McQuaid) placed fifth (1.98 m.) and junior Nick Tillman (Binghamton, N.Y./ Susquehanna Valley) was sixth (1.98 m.).
On the women's side, sophomore Erica Angell (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./ Spackenkill) , junior Lindsay Bohrer-Yardley (Oneida, N.Y./ Vernon-Verona Sherril) and sophomore Joy Romulus (Washington, N.Y./ Washington) all turned in school-record performances. Angel was fourth in the 5,000 (17:44.79), Bohrer-Yardley was fourth in the 3,000 (10:05.62) and Romulus with fifth in the 800 (2:15.62).
Other top-five finishers on the women's side included sophomore Jamie Stitt (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa), who was third in the pole vault (3.45 m.) and junior Monisha Mealing (North Bay Shore, N.Y./Brentwood), who was fourth in the triple jump (11.44 m.).
Angel also placed sixth in the 3000 (10:12.09) while sophomore Kathryn Murnane (Rockville Center, N.Y./ Oceanside) was sixth in the mile (5:05.80) and eighth in the 3000 (10:18.44). Junior Lindsay Warren (Lansing, N.Y./Lansing) and sophomore Kate Williams (Liverpool, N.Y./ Liverpool) tied for seventh in the pole vault (3.00 m.) while sophomore Jessica Nye (Allegany, N.Y./Allegany-Limestone) was eighth in the triple jump (11.05 m.), freshman Karisa Heisler (Lansing, N.Y./ Lansing) was eighth in the 400 (1:00.54) and senior Patti Hong (Great Neck, N.Y./ Great Neck South) was sixth in the high jump (1.53 m.).
A pair of women's relay teams also set school records at the conference meet. The 4 x 800 relay team of Romulus, freshman Mary Tursi (Staten Island/St. John Villa), junior Ashley Cornelius (Endwell, N.Y./ Maine Endwell) and sophomore Stacy Kramer (Loudonville, N.Y./Colonie) placed third with a time of 9:20.67. The distance medley team of Tursi, Heisler, Romulus and Murnane was fourth with a time of 12:11.52.
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