Immediate Release: April 15, 2006
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Binghamton track & field teams take part in a pair of meets
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) won the men's pole vault at the Virginia/Lou Onesty Invitational while Katie Radzik (Mt. Sinai, N.Y.) placed second in the women's 5,000 at the Bucknell Invitational, highlighting the Binghamton track & field teams' performances in a pair of meets this past weekend. The distance runners traveled to Bucknell while the rest of the squad was at the University of Virginia.
Quiller captured the pole vault for the third time this season with a NCAA Regional-qualifying height of 16-8 3/4. Radzik, meanwhile, was second out of 61 runners in her event with a time of 17:07.20.
Senior Hasani Hampden (Freeport, N.Y.) placed third in the 400 hurdles at the Lou Onesty Invitational with a school-record time of 52.10. The old mark of 52.52 was held by Neil Case. Hampden's time also met both the IC4A and NCAA Regional qualifying standards. Also meeting the IC4A standards were sophomore Kris Yelverton (Vestal, N.Y.), who was second in the pole vault (15-9) and senior Paddy Hennessy (Selkirk, N.Y.), who was third in the hammer (175-00).
On the women's side, freshman Kim Williams (Buffalo, N.Y.) took part in two record-breaking performances. Although she was ninth in the 200, she still lowered her own school record with a time of 24.66. In addition, Williams also met the ECAC qualifying standard.
Williams then joined sophomores Keisha Short (Yaphank, N.Y.) and Dayna Johnson (Brentwood, N.Y.) and senior Joy Romulus (Washingtonville, N.Y.) to break the school record in the 4 x 400 relay. The quartet finished sixth in 3:52.41, which was an ECAC-qualifying time. Johnson also met the ECAC mark in the triple jump, placing third with a distance of 39-9.
Binghamton's other noteworthy performance at Bucknell was turned in by senior Kathryn Murnane (Rockville Center, N.Y.) who was 16th out of 62 runners in the 1,500 (4:41.32).
BINGHAMTON MEN'S TOP FINISHERS--LOU ONESTY INVITATIONAL
Rory Quiller, 1st, Pole Vault (16-8 3/4) -- NCAA Regional and IC4A qualifying standard
Kris Yelverton, 2nd, Pole Vault (15-9) --- IC4A qualifying standard
Hasani Hampden, 3rd, 400 hurdles (52.10) -- School record, NCAA Regional and IC4A qualifying standard
Paddy Hennessy, 3rd, Hammer (175-0) -- IC4A qualifying standard
Mike Ksionzyk, 7th, Pole Vault (15-3)
Justin Halleck, 7th, Hammer (160-00)
Jimmy Massar, 8th, 400 (49.18)
BINGHAMTON WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS--LOU ONESTY INVITATIONAL
Dayna Johnson, 3rd, Triple Jump (39-9) -- ECAC qualifying standard
Katie Wilmer, 6th, Pole Vault (11-5 3/4)
Keisha Short, Joy Romulus, Dayna Johnson, Kim Williams, 6th, 4x400 relay (3:52.41) --School record and ECAC qualifying standard
Keisha Short, 8th, 400 (57.32)
Kim Williams, 9th, 200 (24.66) -- School record and ECAC qualifying standard
BINGHAMTON WOMEN'S TOP FINISHERS--BUCKNELL INVITATIONAL
Katie Radzik, 2nd, 5,000 (17:07.20)
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