Release: October 6, 2009
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Ingen named America East Men's Cross Country Men's Athlete of
East Conference Release
VESTAL, N.Y.-- Junior Erik
van Ingen has been named the America East Men's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week. It marks the second time in his career that
he has earned the conference's weekly accolade.
van Ingen placed 17th overall
at the prestigious Lehigh/Paul Short Run this past Friday afternoon.
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 event. Last season,
van Ingen placed a then program-best 42nd (out of 298 runners).
After just two meets, the 2009 season has already been a memorable
one for the Binghamton men's cross country team. The Bearcats
placed 11th out of 42 teams at the Paul Short Run and are currently
ranked ninth in the USTFCCA Northeast Region Top 15 Poll. It
marks the first time in its history that Binghamton has cracked
the top 10.
van Ingen is the second Binghamton men's cross country runner
to earn Athlete of the Week honors this season from the America
East. Graduate student Chris
Gaube was the pick on Sept. 15, after winning the season-opening
van Ingen also was the Athlete of the Week on Sept. 23, 2008,
after winning the University of Buffalo Stampede.
Binghamton is back in action at the Penn State National Open
on Oct. 16.