For Immediate Release: July 19, 2004
Contact: David O'Brian (
Phone: 607-777-6478

Binghamton to host 2005 America East Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships

VESTAL, N.Y.--The America East Conference has announced its 2004-05 championship schedule and Binghamton has been selected to host the outdoor track & field championships, which will be held May 7-8 at the East Gym Complex. It marks the first time since joining the America East Conference in 2001 that Binghamton has been selected to host the event.

"We are very excited that we have been chosen to host the America East Track & Field Championships," Athletic Director Joel Thirer said. "We are confident that this will be an exciting event with many talented athletes from the Northeast coming to compete. It will also be exciting for the local community to witness the event firsthand."

"Coming into this season, we have our strongest men's and women's teams that we've had in several years, so it will be good to be home for the conference meet," head coach Mike Thompson said. "There is always a little more pride and adrenaline when you have a big meet on your home track."

The track & field championships will mark the fourth time in its history that Binghamton will have hosted all or part of the America East Conference Championships. Last year, the school hosted both rounds of the men's soccer and men's lacrosse tournaments. This coming March, Binghamton will host at least the first three rounds of the men's basketball tournament.

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