For Immediate Release: January 23, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton track & field competes at Great Dane Classic

Complete Results

NEW YORK, N.Y.-- Junior Chris Gaube, sophomore Eric van Ingen as well as freshmen Michael Schieck and Jesse McCormick led the men's distance medley relay team to a first-place finish, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the Great Dane Indoor Track Classic on Friday at the New York City Armory. The Bearcat men were fifth out of 29 teams while the women were 26th out of 29 squads.

The distance medley quartet clocked an IC4A-qualifying time of 10:06. Schieck went on to place third in the 1,000 with a school-record time of 2:29.14. The previous mark of 2:30.62 was set by Kevin Kirk in 2002.

Senior Joanel Lopez broke his own school record in the shot put, placing third with a distance of 53-1. His previous mark of 51-9 was set at the season-opening Cornell Invitational on Dec. 6. Lopez also finished second in the weight throw (57-8).

On the women's side, junior Caitlyn Wright was seventh in the 800 (2:19.67) and sophomore Shannon Finnegan finished seventh in the mile (5:18).Senor Carly Gross placed seventh in the pole vault.

Next week, the Bearcats will take part in a pair of meets. A handful of athletes will head to the Penn State National Open, which will be held Friday and Saturday. The rest of the team will be at the Syracuse Invitational.


Distance Medley, 1st, 10:06 IC4A
(van Ingen, Schieck, McCormick, Gaube)
Joanel Lopez, 2nd, Weight Throw (57-8) SR
Joanel Lopez, 3rd, Shot Put (53-1) SR, IC4A
Michael Schieck, 3rd, 1,000 (2:29.14) SR
Cazal Arnett, 4th, 400 (47.94) IC4A
Kevin Rallston, 7th, Long Jump (22-7.75)
Eric VanAerman, 8th, Pole Vault (15-3)


Carly Gross, 7th, Pole Vault (11-3)
Shannon Finnegan, 7th, Mile (5:18)
Caitlyn Wright, 7th, 800 (2:19.67)
Ashley Horton, 8th, 5,000 (18:59)
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