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For Immediate Release: January 12, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian(sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Quiller, Yelverton lead track & field efforts at Carlson Crowell Open

WEST POINT, N.Y.--Graduate student Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) and senior Kris Yelverton swept the top two places in the men's pole vault and met the IC4A-qualifying standard in the process, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the Carlson Crowell Indoor Track Open on Saturday afternoon. The meet, which was hosted by Army, had no team scoring.

Quiller, who has already qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships, posted a winning height of 17-2 3/4. Yelverton, meanwhile, cleared 15-9. The other Bearcat winner on the men's side was junior Justin Halleck (DePew, N.Y.), who took top honors in the weight throw (54-0 1/2).

Sophomore Chris Gaube (Vestal, N.Y.), who missed the cross country season with an injury, made a solid return in his first indoor track meet. He placed second in the 5,000 (15:24.60) and third in the 3,000 (9:01.54).

On the women's side, freshman Ashley Horton (Candor, N.Y.), Binghamton's top cross country runner in the fall, won the 5,000 (19:22.14). The women's 4x400 relay team of senior Jessica Picca (Shoreham, N.Y.), sophomores Caitlyn Wright (Ithaca, N.Y.) and Maureen Metz (Commack, N.Y.) as well as freshman Lindsay Nygren (Glen Rock, N.Y.) clocked a winning time of 4:11.82.

Senior Keisha Short (Yaphank, N.Y.) was second in the 500 (1:18.66).

Binghamton competes at the Cornell Upstate Challenge next Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

MEN'S TOP FINISHERS

Rory Quiller, 1st, Pole Vault (17-2 3/4)--IC4A
Justin Halleck, 1st, Weight Throw (54-0 1/2)
Kris Yelverton, 2nd, Pole Vault (15-9)--IC4A
Chris Gaube, 2nd, 5,000 (15:24.60)
Cazal Arnett, 3rd, 500 (1:07.09)
Chris Gaube, 3rd, 3,000 (9:01.54)
Casey Quaglia, 3rd, 800 (2:00.54)
Joanel Lopez, 3rd, Shot Put (48-6)
Justin Hidalgo, 3rd, Weight Throw (46-4 1/2)
Adam Hill, 5th, 5,000 (15:32.04)
Joanel Lopez, 5th, Weight Throw (45-10 3/4)
Christian Smith, 6th, 800 (2:01.34)
Craig Coon, 6th, 5,000 (15:46.20)

WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS

Ashley Horton, 1st, 5,000 (19:22.14)
4x400 (Jessica Picca, Caitlin Wright, Lindsay Nygren, Maureen Metz), 1st (4:11.82)
Shannon Finnegan, Mile, 3rd (5:21.15)
Shannon Finnegan, 800, 3rd (2:31.27)
Kelly Billingiere, 3rd, 5,000 (19:33.36)
Jazelle Mealing, 4th, Triple Jump (34-11 1/4)
Kim Law, 5th, Mile (5:25.71)
Kim Law, 6th, 800 (2:31.57)
Jennifer Hastings, 6th, 5,000 (19:52.43)

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