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For Immediate Release: February 7, 2009
Contact: David O'Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton track & field records pair of wins at Syracuse Invitational

Complete Meet Results

SYRACUSE, N.Y.-- On the same day that sophomore Erik van Ingen met the NCAA provisional qualifying standard in the mile at the New Balance Collegiate Indoor Track Invitational, the Binghamton track & field teams also took part in the Syracuse Indoor Invitational.

On the men's side, sophomore Chris Kowalski captured the heptathlon with a score of 4,609 points. The women's top performance was turned in by the 4x400 relay team, which finished first with a time of 3:58.86. The Bearcats quartet in that event consisted of juniors Maureen Metz, Jasmine Hinson and Caitlin Wright along with freshman Kaitlin Sullivan.

Also on the women's side, sophomore Rosie Defino was second in the pentathlon (3,030 pts.) and senior Jazelle Mealing was the runner up in the triple jump (36-3).

Senior Justin Hidalgo was second in the men's weight throw (52-1 1/4).

Binghamton hosts a tri-meet against Syracuse and Albany at the Events Center on Friday at 4 p.m.

NOTE: No team scores were kept during the meet.

TOP MEN'S FINISHERS

Chris Kowalski, 1st, Heptathlon (4,609)
Justin Hidalgo, 2nd, Weight Throw (52-1 1/4)
Junior Obionwu, 3rd, 400 (50.39)
Chris Iannone, 4th, High Jump (6-2)
Chris Veney, 4th, Long Jump (21-11)
Doug Adams, T4th, Pole Vault (14-5 1/4)
John Slavin, T4th, Pole Vault (14-5 1/4)
Tyler Nichols, 6th, Pole Vault (14-5 1/4)

TOP WOMEN'S FINISHERS

4x400 Relay, 1st (3:58.86)
Maureen Metz, Jasmine Hinson, Kaitlin Sullivan, Caitlin Wright
Rosie Defino, 2nd, Pentathlon (3,030)
Jazelle Mealing, 2nd, Triple Jump (36-6)
Maureen Metz, 3rd, 500 (1:19.22)
Krystelle Patrice, 4th, 55 (7.51)
Krystelle Patrice, 4th, 200 (26.91)
Sarah Mikulski, 4th, 55 Hurdles (8.82)
Kiki Gifft, 4th, Pole Vault (11-0.75)
Kaitlyn Sullivan, 4th, Triple Jump (35-9)
Caitlyn Brennan, 5th, 55 Hurdles (8.92)
Nandi Dozier-Lewis, 5th, Triple Jump (35-6)
Nandi Dozier-Lewis, 6th, Long Jump (16-11 1/4)
Abigail Oakes, 6th, Weight Throw (43-2 1/2)

 
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