Release: October 2, 2009
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Ingen places program-best 17th at Paul Short Run
BETHLEHEM, Pa.-- Junior Erik
van Ingen made the most of his first race of the cross country
season, finishing 17th at the Lehigh/Paul Short Run on Friday
afternoon. The Binghamton men placed 11th out of 42 teams in
the Gold Race while the women were sixth out of 39 teams in the
In a field of 386 runners, van Ingen covered the 8,000-meter
course in a time of 24:03. In the process, he recorded the highest
finish ever by a Binghamton runner at the Paul Short Run. Last
season, van Ingen placed a then program-best 42nd (out of 298
Graduate student Chris
Gaube placed 50th overall (24:35), bettering his 2008 finish
by 42 places. Freshman Jeff
Martinez was 103rd (24:59), junior Adam
Quinn was 116th (25:04) and junior Casey
Quaglia was 134th (25:11).
The 11th-place finish by the men's team is the best in Binghamton
program history. In the 2008 meet, the Bearcats were 20th out
of 45 squads.
On the women's side, Binghamton freshman Rachel
Miura continues to be the Bearcats' top racer. At Lehigh,
she placed 31st out of 338 runners in the Brown Race. She covered
the 6,000-meter course in a time of 22:30.
Law was 50th (22:55), junior Alicia
Finger was 59th (23:02), junior Paulina
Nunez was 65th (23:08) and senior Terry
Powell was 93rd (23:29).
The men's team heads to the Penn State National Meet on Oct.
16 while the women are at the Albany Invitational the following