For Immediate Release: May 1, 2010
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Binghamton track & field competes at Day One of America East Outdoor Championships

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VESTAL, N.Y.-- Freshman Jeff Martinez and sophomore Robb Quiller each won individual events, highlighting Binghamton's performance in the opening day of the America East Track & Field Championships, which are being hosted by New Hampshire. The Bearcat men are in third place with 48 points, while the women are fourth with 24 points.

Martinez, meanwhile, won his first career confernece title, taking the men's 10,000 with a time of 31:04. senior Craig Coon was fifth (31:44.66).

Quiller won the pole vault a winning height of 16-2 to capture the conference outdoor title for the second year in a row. He was part of the Bearcats' first-ever 1-3 sweep of the event. Freshman Adam Helman was second (15-2), sophomore John Slaven was third (14-7) and freshmen Jacob Platel tied for fifth (14-3).

In the preliminaries, junior Cazal Arnett recorded the fastest time of the day in the men's 200 and 400. His 200 time of of 21.26 was .34 seconds faster than the second-place finisher and broke his own school record of 21.41. Arnett's 400 mark of 47.38 cleared the rest of the field by nearly a second.

Freshman Casey Gilbert clocked the top prelimiary time in the men's 400 hurdles (52.29). The second-place time with 52.33.

Elswehere on the men's side juniors Adam Quinn and Andrew Ugolino finished fourth and fifth in the 3,000 steeplechase with times of 9:18.59 and 9:23.47 respectively. In the process, Quinn broke his own school record of 9:24.42 (which he set in 2008).

Freshman Jenna Marrione was the top Binghamton finisher on the women's side, placing second in the pole vault (10-10). Senior Kiki Gifft took fourth place (10-10) and graduate student Carly Gross was sixth (10-4).

In the women's 3,000 steeplechase, freshman Lindsay Raulli was fifth (11:07.35) while junior Ashley Horton was seventh (11:11.31).

The America East Track & Field Championships conclude on Sunday.

Jeff Martinez, 1st, 10,000 (31:04.19) IC4A
Robb Quiller, 1st, Pole Vault (16-2) IC4A
Adam Helman, 2nd, Pole Vault (15-2)
John Slaven, 3rd, Pole Vault (14-7)
Adam Quinn, 4th, 3,000 SC (9:18.59) SR
Craig Coon, 5th, 10,000 (31:44.66)
Andrew Ugolino, 5th, 3,000 (9:23.47)
Jacob Platel, T5th, Pole Vault (14-3)

Jenna Marrione, 2nd, Pole Vault (10-10)
Kiki Gifft, 4th, Pole Vault (10-10)
Lindsay Raulli, 5th, 3,000 SC (11:07.35)
Carly Gross, 6th, Pole Vault (10-4)
Ashley Horton, 7th, 3,000 SC (11:11.31)

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