9, 2007: A Day to Remember
VESTAL, N.Y..--Without question, March 9, 2007 has been perhaps the most significant day for the Binghamton Athletic Department since it moved up to th NCAA Division I level six years ago. In a span less than 24 hours, three of the most important athletic accomplishments in Binghamton University's history transpired.
Rory Quiller places second in the pole vault at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships and earns All-America honors
Quiller's jump of 18-0 1/2 broke his own school and America East Conference record. Moreover, it was the highest individual finish ever recorded by a Bingamton athlete at a NCAA Division I championship Quiller became Binghamton's fourth All-American since the athletic department moved up to the NCAA Division I level in 2001.
P & SB Feature
The women's basketball team, in its first ever appearance as the host school for the America East Conference Tournament, rallies from 17 points down to defeat Boston 63-58 in the quarterfinals.
Junior guard Laura Sario posted a career-high 26 points, 19 of which came in the second half, as No. 4 Binghamton (12-18) rallied from a 17-point deficit to defeat No. 5 Boston (15-15, 7-9 AE) 63-58 at the Events Center. The 17-point comeback is the second largest in Binghamton's Division I classic. The Bearcats defeated Montana State 59-55 on Dec. 5, 2003 at the Wells Fargo Holiday Classic at Arizona State University. After hosting the past two America East Conference men's championships, the Events Center is in the midst of hosting the four-day women's event.
David Holmes becomes the first swimmer in the history of the America East Conference to qualify for the NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships.
Holmes qualified in the 200-yard freestyle after capturing the gold at the America East Championship meet with a school and meet record time of 1:35.56., which is the 17th-fastest time in the nation. He is scheduled to swim in the 200- and 500-yard freestyle races, as well as the 200-yard butterfly next weekend at the NCAA Championships.
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