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For Immediate Release: January 13, 2006
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton track & field squads opens up 2007 at Army Invitational

WEST POINT, N.Y.-- In their first competition since early December, the Binghamton indoor track and field teams competed Army's Black Knight Invitational. The men crowned three individual winners en route to a second place finish while the women had two winners and took fourth place honors.

Graduate student Adam Goldberg,
senior Rory Quiller and sophomore Jimmy Massar each turned in first-place finishes highlighting the Bearct men's efforts on the afternoon. Goldberg took the 60 meter hurdles (8.33) while Quiller topped the field in the pole vault after clearing an IC4A qualifying height of 15-9. Massar joined them in the winners' circle, taking top honors in the 400 (49.62).

Sophomore Adam Hill took third in the mile run clocking in at 4:23.24 while classmate Chris Iannone was third in the 60 hurdles (8.84). Also posting a third place finish was the men's 4x400 meter relay team (3:28.68).

Sophomores Dan Walker (23.53) and Geoff Campbell (5th-23.67) took fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 200 dash.

Also turning top-five efforts in the track events were senior Sam De Paola (4th-52.44), 400; freshman Chris Gaube (4th-16:00.82), 5,000; and senior Ben Hebdon (5th-2:01.91) in the 800.

In the shot put, senior Kevin Hall took second (49-8) and Justin Halleck grabbed third (46-6). Halleck also took third in the weight throws (51-1) while Hall finished next in fourth (49-0).

Vestal native j
unior Kris Yelverton was third in the pole vault (14-9) and freshman Kevin Raslton grabbed fifth place honors in the long jump (21- 4). to round out the field events.

On the women's side, both sophomores
Kim Williams and Katie Radzik captured individual titles. Williams took top honors in the 200-meter dash with an ECAC qualifying time of 25.02, while Radzik won the 5k.

Sophomore Carly Gross posted runner-up honors in the pole vault (10-6), while Radzik and freshman Kelda Nelson took third (10:27.11) and fifth place (10:45.64) in the 3000, respectively. S
ophomore Aja Phipps also added a fourth-place finish in the high jump (5-3).

The Bearcat men and women return to action next weekend at the Albany Great Dane Classic.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS

Women
1. University of Connecticut (195)
2. University of Pennsylvania (158.5)
3. Army (143)
4. Binghamton (73)

Men

1. Army (174)
2. Binghamton (99)
3. Colgate (43)

TOP BINGHAMTON FINISHERS

Women

Kim Williams, 1st, 200 (25.02)--ECAC
Katie Radzik, 1st, 5000 (18:16.28)
Carly Gross, 2nd, Pole Vault (10-6)
Katie Radzik, 3rd, 3000 (10:27.11)
Kelda Nelson, 3rd, 5000 (18:53.60)
Aja Phipps, 4th, High Jump (5-3)
Kelda Nelson, 5th, 3000 (10:45.54)
Mary Tursi, 5th, 1000 (3:13.58)
Brooke Nepo, 6th, Weight Throw (10.86 m.)

Men

Jimmy Massar, 1st, 400 (49.62)
Adam Goldberg, 1st, 60 hurdles (8.33)
Rory Quiller, 1st, Pole Vault (15.9)-IC4A
Kevin Hall, 2nd, Shot Put (49-8)
Adam Hill, 3rd, Mile (4:23.24)
Kris Yelverton, 3rd, Pole Vault (14-9)
Chris Iannone, 3rd, 60 hurdles (8.84)
Justin Halleck, 3rd, Shot Put (46-6)
Justin Halleck, 3rd, Weight Throw (51-1)
Dan Walker, 4th, 200 (23.53)
Sam DePaola, 4th, 400 (52.44)
Chris Gaube, 4th, 5000 (16:00.82)
Kevin Hall, 4th, Weight Throw (49-0)
Geoff Campbell, 5th, 200 (23.67)
Travis Nembhard, 5th, 500 (1:10.47)
Kevin Ralston, 5th, Long Jump (21-4)
Ben Hebdon, 6th, 800 (2:01.91)
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