For Immediate Release: February 15, 2007
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Track & field sweeps tri-meet against Albany and Syracuse

Meet Results

VESTAL, N.Y. --Graduate student Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.), junior Justin Halleck (DePew, N.Y.) and freshman Casey Quaglia (Bangor, Maine) each set school records, highlighting the Binghamton track & field teams' sweep over Albany and Syracuse in a tri-meet on Friday evening at the Events Center. The men's team finished with 137 points, compared to 132 for Albany and 60 for Syracuse. On the women's side, the Bearcats posted 119 points, Albany had 116 and Syracuse finished with 109 points.

The men's meet came down to Quiller, who in the final home meet of his illustrious career, turned in a signature performance. A two-time All-American, he entered the pole vault competition, which was the final event of the night, with the bar at 17-4. With all of the other participants having been eliminated, Quiller cleared that height on his first attempt and had the bar raised to 18-1 1/4.

Prior to the tri-meet, Quiller's lifetime best was 18-1, which he recorded last May in winning the NCAA East Regional Outdoor Championship. On his first attempt at 18-1 1/4 on Friday evening, however, he smoothly sailed over the bar.

Earlier in the evening, Quaglia broke the school record in the mile, with a winning time of 4:20.01. The previous record of 4:21.1 was set just last weekend by junior Adam Hill (Delmar, N.Y.) at the Cornell Open.

Halleck, meanwhile, took top honors in the weight throw with a school-record distance of 58-4. The previous mark of 57-3 was set by Paddy Hennessy in 2005.

Binghamton heads to the America East Indoor Championships next weekend in Boston.

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