Release: May 7, 2011
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BU track & field competes at Day One of America East Outdoor Championships
Men in second place, women fourth halfway through conference meet
BALTIMORE, MD.-- Sophomore Jeff Martinez and graduate student Chris Gaube took the top two places in the men's 10,000, highlighting Binghamton's performance in the first day of the America East Outdoor Track & Field Championships at UMBC Stadium. The men's team currently sits in second place (out of nine teams) with 56 points while the women are fourth with 42 points.
Martinez won his second consecutive 10,000 conference title with a time of 31:17.56. Gaube was a close second with a time of 31:19.53. Also recording runner-up finishes for the Bearcats were senior Adam Quinn in the 3,000 Steeplechase (9:06.35) and junior Robb Quiller in the pole vault (16-2 3/4).
Senior Andrew Ugolino was third in the 3,000 Steeplechase (9:15.01), junior Chris Veney was third in the long jump (23-9) and junior Eric VanAernam was third in the pole vault (15-9).
On the women's side, sophomore Jenna Marrione and freshman Camille Ginyard went 2-3 in the pole vault. They each cleared a height of 12-3. Freshman Ashley AuPont was second in the high jump (5-6) and senior Ashley Horton was third in the 3,000 Steeplechase (11:00.38).
Freshman Alexis Murray, meanwhile, was fourth in the javelin with a school-record mark of 125-6. The old mark of 125-5 was set by Kate Mullins in 2001.
The America East Outdoor Championships conclude on Sunday.
TOP MEN'S FINISHERS
Jeff Martinez, 1st, 10,000 (31:17.56)
Chris Gaube, 2nd, 10,000 (31:19.33)
Robb Quiller, 2nd, Pole Vault (16-2 3/4)
Adam Quinn, 2nd, 3,000 SC (9:06.35) IC4A
Andrew Ugolino, 3rd, 3,000 SC (9:15.01)
Chris Veney, 3rd, Long Jump (23-6)
Erik VanAernam, 3rd, Pole Vault (15-9)
Adam Helman, 5th, Pole Vault (15-9)
TOP WOMEN'S FINISHERS
Jenna Marrione, 2nd, Pole Vault (12-3)
Ashley AuPont, 2nd, High Jump (5-6)
Camille Ginyard, 3rd, Pole Vault (12-3)
Ashley Horton, 3rd, 3,000 SC (11:00.38)
Alexis Murray, 4th, Javelin (125-06)
Carly Keiss, 6th, 3,000 SC (11:27.35)
Alicia Finger, 6th, 10,000 (38:44.48)
Christine Spilka, 6th, Javelin (119-04)
MEN'S TEAM SCORES
Albany 59.5, Binghamton 56, New Hampshire 42, Vermont 24, Maine 20, UMBC 15.5, Boston Univ. 13, Hartford 4, Stony Brook 0
WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES
New Hampshire 55, Albany 54, Boston 43, Binghamton 42, Vermont 36.5, Maine 35.5, Hartford 5, Stony Brook 2, UMBC 0
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