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For Immediate Release: May 25, 2007
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Quiller breaks NCAA East Region pole vault record, advances to nationals for second consecutive year

GAINESVILLE, Fla.-- Senior Rory Quiller (West Point, N.Y.) broke the meet record in the pole vault and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the opening day of the East Region Outdoor Track & Field Championships. In the process, he becomes the first individual in any sport at Binghamton to win a NCAA Regional title since the program moved up to the Division I level six years ago.

The 2007 NCAA Outdoor Championships will be held at Cal-State Sacramento June 6-9. Quiller was 13th at last year's meet, which was also held in Sacremento, with a jump of 16-11.

Back in March, Quiller finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championship and earned All-America honors with his previous lifetime-best jump of 18-0 1/2. Should he finish among the top eight in two weeks, he will become the first Binghamton Division I athlete to earn multiple All-America honors in the same academic year.

On the women's side at the regional meet, the 4x100 team of sophomore Kim Williams (Buffalo, N.Y.), freshmen Deahna Vinson (Monsey, N.Y.) and Jasmine Hinson (Beacon, N.Y.) and junior Keisha Short (Yephank, N.Y.) placed 15th with a school-record time of 46.84.

The NCAA East Regional Championships conclude on Saturday.

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