For Immediate Release: February 6, 2010
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton track & field teams compete at Syracuse Indoor Invitational

SYRACUSE, N.Y. --Freshman Casey Gilbert won the men's 500 and ran the second leg of the first-place 4x400 relay team, highlighting Binghamton's performance at the Syracuse Invitational on Saturday. There was no team scoring at the meet.

Gilbert turned in a first-place time of 1:05.26 in the 500. He joined fellow freshmen Dustin Ross and John Eicher along with sophomore Karl Schnabl to clock a winning time of 3:23.35 in the 4x400 relay. Sophomore Cory Poepperling, meanwhile, captured the heptathlon with a score of 4,487 points

On the women's side, senior Maureen Metz won the 500 with a time of 1:20.97. Senior Krystelle Patrice was second in both the 55 (7.59) and the 200 (26.77). Sophomore Kaitlin Sullivan was second in the 55 hurdles (8.63).

Several other Binghamton runners were at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational at the New York City Armory over the weekend but no one placed in the top eight of the non-scoring meet.

The Bearcats host Syracuse and Albany in a tri-meet on Friday at 5 p.m. at the Events Center.

Casey Gilbert, 1st, 500 (1:05.26)
Corey Poepperling, 1st, Heptathlon (4,487)
4x400 relay, 1st (3:23.35)
Ross, Gilbert, Eicher, Schnabl
John Slaven, 3rd, Pole Vault (15-5)
Dustin Ross, 3rd, 500 (1:06.77)
Chris Kowalski, 3rd, Pentathlon (4,244)
Adam Helman, 4th, Pole Vault (15-5)
Colin Anderson, 4th, Weight Throw (42-6 ¼)
Nelson Hall, 5th, High Jump (6-4)
Craig Coon, 6th, 3,000 (8:43.05)
Karl Schnabl, T6th, 400 (51.08)

Maureen Metz, 1st, 500 (1:20.97)
Kaitlin Sullivan, 2nd, 55 Hurdles (8.63)
Krystelle Patrice, 2nd, 55 (7.59)
Krystelle Patrice, 2nd, 200 (26.77)
Kim Law, 3rd, Mile (5:13)
Alice O'Dell, 6th, Long Jump (15-8 ½)
Lauren Galasso, 6th, High Jump (4-11)

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