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For Immediate Release: December 1, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian(sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Quiller captures pole vault, qualifies for NCAA at season-opening Cornell Indoor Relays


ITHACA, N.Y.--Graduate student Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) met the automatic qualifying staduard for the NCAA Indoor Track Championships, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the season-opening Cornell Indoor Relays on Saturday. There was no team scoring at the event.

Quiller, who also qualified for the NCAA Indoor Meet in 2005 and 2007, tied his own school record and broke the Cornell facility record with a jump of 18-0 1/2. He initially set the school record at last season's NCAA meet, as he earned All-America honors with a second-place finish. This year's NCAA Championship will be hosted by the University of Arkansas March 14-15.

Elsewhere on the men's side, sophomore Kevin Ralston (Pamona, N.Y.) was second in the long jump with an IC4A-qualifying distance of 23-3 3/4 while senior Kris Yelverton was third in the pole vault (14-9). Junior Dan Walker set a new school record in the 60, placing fifth with a time of 7.04. The old mark of 7.09 was set by Joe Flucus in 2004.

On the women's side, senior Dayna Johnson (Brentwood, N.Y.) won the 500 (1:17), junior Carly Gross (Woodstock, N.Y.) was second in the pole vault (11-1) and senior Keisha Short (Yephank, N.Y.) was third in the 300 (41.61).

MEN'S TOP FINISHERS

Rory Quiller, 1st, Pole Vault (18-0 1/2)
Kevin Rallston, 2nd, Long Jump (23-2 3/4)
Kris Yelverton, 3rd, Pole Vault (14-9)
Cazal Arnett, 8th, 300 (36.02)


WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS

Dayna Johnson, 1st, 500 (1:17.71)
Carly Gross, 2nd, Pole Vault (11-1)
Keisha Short, 3rd, 300 (41.61)
Katie Wilmer, 5th, Pole Vault (10-4)
Kiki Gifft, 6th, Pole Vault (9-10)
Lindsay Pine, 7th, Pole Vault (9-10)
Jazelle Mealing, 7th, Triple Jump (35-8)
Margaret Tinker, 7th, Shot Put (37-0 1/4)
Jasmine Hinson, 7th, 60 (7.96)

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