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|Track & field teams compete at Cornell Indoor Invitational|
ITHACA, N.Y.--The Binghamton track & field teams turned in three-first place performances and two school records at the Cornell Indoor Invitational this past Saturday. The meet, which was a non-scoring event, was the Bearcats' final competition before the America East Conference Championships next weekend in Boston.
On the women's side, junior Lindsay Bohrer-Yardley (Oneida, N.Y./ Vernon-Verona Sherril) won the 5,000 in a time of 18:18, which was eight seconds faster than the rest of the field. The other first-place effort on the women's side was turned in by the 3,200 relay team of sophomore Kathryn Murnane (Rockville Center, N.Y./ Oceanside), freshman Mary Tursi (Staten Island, N.Y./ St. John Villa), junior Ashley Cornelius (Endwell, N.Y./ Maine-Endwell) and sophomore Joy Romulus (Washington, N.Y./ Washington), which clocked a school-record and ECAC-qualifying time of 9:23.7. The old mark of 9:27.09 was set earlier this season at the Albany Great Dane Classic.
Elsewhere in the distance events, sophomore Erica Angel (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./ Spackenkill) was fifth in the mile (5:12.84). In the sprint events, junior Heather Tassler (Hartsdale, N.Y./ Woodlands) was second in the 200 (25.97) and sixth in the 60 (8.06).
In the throwing events, sophomore Kelly Parry (Lindenhurst, N.Y./Lindenhurst) was 6th in the weight throw (45-08.50) and in the jumps, junior Monisha Mealing (North Bay Shore, N.Y./Brentwood) was eighth in the triple jump (36-01.25). Sophomore Jamie Stitt (Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa) was third in the pole vault (10-10).
On the men's side, freshman Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y./ James I. Oneill) captured the pole vault with a height of 15-9.75. In the weight throw, senior Andrew Cloud (Massapequa, N.Y./ Massapequa) placed second with a distance of 55-05.50, which met the qualifying standard for the IC4A Championships. In the 60 hurdles, junior Neil Case (West Winfield/Mount Markham) placed seventh, but in the trial heat, he set a school record with a time of 8.40.
Quiller also finished second in the 60 hurdles (8.43) while Case's time in the finals of that event was 8.63. Sophomore Adam Goldberg (New Rochelle, N.Y./ New Rochelle) was third 8.50. Case also finished fifth in the 500 (1:08.40).
Elsewhere in the sprint events, sophomore Joe Flucus (Bronx, N.Y./Fordham Prep) was third in the 400 (52.60). In the throwing events, senior Gabe Fletcher (Binghamton, N.Y./Windsor) was fourth in the shot put (47-08.50) and seventh in the weight throw (49-11.25) while junior Todd Wassinger (Sanborn, N.Y./Starpoint) was sixth in the weight throw (51-01.50).
In the jumps, freshman Rafiq Umar (Glenmont, N.Y./ Bethlehem) was third in the triple jump (45-00.50) while junior James Bellew (Holbrook, N.Y./ Sachem) was fourth in that same event (43-09.75). Junior Mike Ksionzyk (Olean, N.Y./ Olean) tied for fifth in the pole vault (14-09), while in the high jump, sophomore Luke Shafer (Penfield, N.Y./ McQuaid) was fourth (6-7) and junior Nick Tillman (Binghamton, N.Y./ Susquehanna Valley) was fifth (6-5).
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