For Immediate Release: February 4, 2006
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Hampden and Wilmer shine at Syracuse Indoor Track Invitational

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Senior Hasani Hampden (Freeport, N.Y.) and sophomore Katie Wilmer (North Syracuse, N.Y.) were Binghamton's top performers at the Syracuse Indoor Track Invitational on Saturday. There were no team scores kept for the meet.

Hampden won the men's 60 hurdles (8.48) and anchored the winning 4x400 relay team of freshman Jimmy Massar (Johnson City, N.Y.), junior Sam DePaola (Dix Hills, N.Y.) and senior Joe Flucus (Bronx, N.Y.), which posted a time of 3:22.06. Wilmer, meanwhile, won the women's pole vault and qualified for the ECAC Championships in the process with a height of 11-9 3/4.

Other individual winners were senior Paddy Hennessy (Selkirk, N.Y.) in the men's weight throw (54-10 1/2) and junior Ryan VanHalle (Newark, N.Y.) in the men's pole vault (14-9).

Senior Jaime Stitt (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) was second in the women's pole vault (11-3 1/2) while senior Nick Tillman (Binghamton, N.Y.) was second in the men's high jump (6-3).

Up next for the track teams is a home dual meet against Albany in the Events Center on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 p.m.


Hasani Hampden, 1st, 60 hurdles (8.48)
Ryan VanHalle, 1st, pole vault (14-9)
Paddy Hennessy, 1st, weight throw (54-10 1/2)
DePaola, Massar, Flucus, Hampden, 4x400 relay (3:22.06)
Nick Tillman, 2nd, high jump (6-3)
Justin Halleck, 3rd, weight throw (51-11 3/4)
Jimmy Masar, 4th, 200 (22.83)
Hasani Hampden, 4th, 400 (50.95)
Connor Martin, 4th, 5,000 (15:42.36)
Adam Hill, 5th, 3,000 (9:03.42)
Nick Tillman, 6th, 60 hurdles (9.13)


Katie Wilmer, 1st, Pole Vault (11-9 3/4)
Jaime Stitt, 2nd, Pole Vault (11-3 1/2)
Stacy Kramer, 3rd, Mile (5:13.12)
Keisha Short, 3rd, 200 (26.10)
Joy Romulus, 3rd, 400 (51.84)
Katie Radzik, 3rd, 3,000 (10:23.92)
Aja Phipps, 4th, high jump (5-1)
Marsha Fiesinger, 4th, pentathlon (2,754 points)
Kathryn Murnane, 5th, 3,000 (10:35.52)
Jessica Picca, 5th, 60 hurldes (9.65)
Jessica Nye, 5th, triple jump (34-8)
Jessica Nye, 5th, long jump (16-4 3/4)


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