Release: July 13, 2011
Contact: David O'Brian (firstname.lastname@example.org)
country program announces 2011 incoming freshman class
men and three women to join Bearcats for upcoming season
VESTAL, N.Y.--The Binghamton
cross country program will have nine newcomers for the upcoming
2011 campaign. Included in the class are six freshmen for the
men's team and two first-year runners for the women's squad.
The women also landed a junior transfer.
Cal Michaels (Apalachin, N.Y.) was a New York State Sports
Writers' Association (NYSSWA) first-team Class AA all-state pick
as a senior at nearby Vestal High School. He placed sixth at
the New York State (NYS) Class AA Championships and seventh at
the NYS Federation Meet. At last month's NYS Outdoor Meet, Michaels
was fourth overall in the 3,000 Steeplechase. His top time in
that event is 9:27.
Matt Johnson (Ithaca, N.Y.) was a NYSSWA Class AA first-team
all-state selection as a senior at Ithaca High School. At the
2010 NYS FederationMeet he was 10th overall. In addition, he
was fourth at the Class AA meet and 14th at the Nike Regional
Meet. In track, Johnson has run 9:44 in the 3,000 Steeplechase.
Collin Frost (Randolph, N.J.) was a second-team All-State
selection by the Star Ledger as a senior. He placed ninth
overall at the 2010 New Jersey Meet of Champions. During the
2011 track season, he was third overall in the 3,200 at both
the indoor and outdoor Meet of Champions. At the New Balance
Indoor National meet, he was 13th overall in the same event.
Frost's top times are 9:07 in the 3,200 and 4:15 in the 1,600.
Jesse Garn (Marcellus, N.Y.) was a NYSSWA first-team Class
B all-state selection as a senior at Marcellus High School. He
placed fifth overall at the 2010 Class B meet in the 1,600. Garn
was the NYS Indoor Track Champion in the 1,000 and placed eighth
in the 800 at the New Balance Indoor Track National Meet. In
addition, he was sixth in the mile at the NYS Outdoor Track Championship
last month. Garn's top time in the 1,600 is 4:13.
Andrew Roache (Fayetteville, N.Y.) was a NYSSWA Class AA
third-team all-state pick as a senior. He placed ninth overall
at the Nike Regional Meet and competed at the 2010 Nike/New Balance
Cross Country National Championships. Roache's top time in the
3,200 is 9:20.
Jared Rousell (Webster, N.Y.) was a NYSSWA 10th-team All-State
selection as a junior at Webster-Thomas. During the 2011 outdoor
track season, he was second overall in the 3,000 Steeplechase
at the NYS Meet and fourth overall in the 2,000 Steeplechase
at the Nike New Balance National Outdoor Meet. Rousell's top
time in the 3,000 Steeplechase is 9:23.
On the women's side, Megan Jacoby (Endwell, N.Y.) is a
junior transfer from the University of Connecticut. She is a
2009 graduate of nearby Maine-Endwell High School, where she
was a second-team NYSSWA Class B All-State selection her junior
and senior seasons. As a freshman at UConn, she placed a team-best
54th out of 136 runners for UConn at BIG EAST Championships.
Jessica Falcon (Stony Point, N.Y.) was a 2010 Class AA state
meet qualifier at North Rockland High School. Her top time in
the 2,000 Steeplechase is 7:16.
Kerri Valero (Niskayuna, N.Y.) ran cross country and track
for Niskayuna High School. Her top track times were 3:03.3 in
the 1,000 and 4:50.08 in the 1,500.
Binghamton starts its 2011 season with a tri-meet at Cornell
on Sept. 9.