Release: September 12, 2009
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wins Binghamton Cross Country Invitational
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Graduate student Chris
Gaube won the men's individual title, highlighting Binghamton's
performance at its home cross country invitational on Saturday
afternoon. Both the men's and women's teams placed second out
of four competiting squads. Columbia swept both the team titles.
Gaube's win came against a Columbia squad which placed third
at last season's NCAA Northeast Regional Championships. He covered
the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25:48. It was Gaube second
career invitational win, with the other coming at last season's
Baltimore Metro Meet.
Martinez was the Bearcats' second runner, placing sixth overall
in a time of 25:54. Senior Craig
Coon was 15th (26:01), junior Adam
Quinn finished 16th (26:05) and junior Andrew
Ugolino was 21st (26:34).
In the women's meet, Columbia swept the first 13 places, led
by individual winner Jill Goodwin, who covered the 5,000-meter
course in a time of 19:07. The Lions placed fifth at the NCAA
Northeast Regional Meet last season.
Miura was Binghamton's top finisher, placing 14th overall
in a time of 19:43. Junior Kim
Law was 17th (19:53) while junior Paulina
Nunez was 20th (20:20). Rounding out the scoring for Binghamton
were junior Alicia
Finger, who was 21st (20:28) and senior Terry
Powell, who placed 22nd (20:56).
There were 50 runners in the men's race and 42 runners in the
Binghamton is back in action at the Lehigh Paul Short Run on
Oct. 2 at 11 a.m.
NOTE: Gaube recorded the fourth-fastest time on the Binghamton
course since the program moved up to the NCAA Division I level
in 2001. Donald Drake of Maine set the current record of 25:29
on Sept. 10, 2005. Gaube's time, however, is the best Binghamton
time in its Division I era.