For Immediate Release: April 15, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Quiller to appear in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd"

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Graduate student Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.), who captured the NCAA Division I indoor pole vault title last month, will appear in the April 17 edition of Sports Illustrated. The three-time All-American will be featured in the magazine's "Faces in the Crowd" segment.

Quiller is the fourth Binghamton athlete to have appeared in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd." Five-time NCAA Division III triple jump champion Monique Hacker was featured in the July 15, 1996 edition. Standout golfer Adam Fuchs was profiled in the Oct. 2, 2000 issue and men's soccer goalkeeper Stefan Gonet was selected for the week of Dec. 1, 2003. In addition, former Binghamton men's basketball coach Dick Baldwin was the subject of a full-length feature article in the Feb. 14, 1994 issue.

The 2008 NCAA Indoor title concluded Quiller's stellar collegiate career. He is a five-time national qualifier who also placed second in the 2007 indoor meet and tied for fourth in the 2007 outdoor championship. Quiller has also been named the Northeast Region Male Field Athlete of the Year twice and has won six America East Conference pole vault titles. Currently, he holds the America East indoor and outdoor pole vault records as well as the NCAA East Region Outdoor mark.

Quiller is seeking to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials, which will be held June 27-July 6 in Eugene, Oregon. He has already met the provisional standard of 18-0 ½ and with a lifetime-best jump of 18-6 1/2, is closing in on the automatic standard of 18-8 1/4.

The April 17 edition of Sports Illustrated will be on sale at news stands starting later this week.

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