Immediate Release: March 6, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
Quiller advances to NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships
for second time in three years
Track & Field Championship Seedings
Track & Field Championship Site
N.Y.-- For the second time in three years, senior pole vaulter
Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) has
advanced to the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships.
The two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday at the University
of Arkansas. The pole vault will start on 5:45 p.m. on Friday.
The the NCAA awarded bids to the top 13 pole vaulters (plus ties)
this season. Quiller is in a three-way tie for eighth overall
with a season-best jump of 17-8 1/2, which broke the America
East record two weeks ago at the indoor conference meet.
As a sophomore, Quiller advanced to the 2005 NCAA Indoor Meet
and placed 12th overall. Last spring, he advanced to the NCAA
Outdoor Meet in Sacramento, Calif. and placed 13th.
Quiller is the second Binghamton athlete to qualify for the NCAA
Championship this winter. This past weekend, freshman Josh
Patterson (Ontario, N.Y.) placed second at the Colonial Atheltic
Association Wrestling Championships and earned a wild-card entry
to the March 15-17 meet in Auburn Hills, Mich.
Senior swimmer David
Holmes (Doncaster, England) hopes to join Quiller and Patterson
when the NCAA seedings are revealed on Friday at 6 p.m. He has
already met the NCAA provisional standard in the 50, 100 and
200 freestyle events.