Junior Class Sweeps Track and Field Awards, Two NCAA Provisional Times Earn a Bearcat and a Seawolf Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Binghamton University junior Erik van Ingen (Marathon, N.Y./Marathon) and Stony Brook junior Holly Van Dalen (Wanganui, New Zealand/Wanganui Collegiate) posted NCAA provisional times at meets this past weekend to earn the male and female Track Performer of the Week awards. After leading his team to first at the Boston Indoor Games, University of New Hampshire junior Paul DeTurk (Durham, N.H./Oyster River) captured the male Field Performer of the Week honor while University at Albany junior Kadine Johnson (New Rochelle, N.Y./New Rochelle), who remains dominant in the weight throw, garnered the female Field Performer of the Week accolade for the week ending January 31.
Van Ingen became the first Binghamton athlete to break the four-minute mile mark at the Penn State National Indoor Track Open on Saturday. He won the mile with a time of 3:59.58, which is the fastest time by an America East runner this season by more than six seconds. The mark is also a school record and an NCAA provisional time. Van Ingen posted the third fastest time in the nation in the mile and has also qualified for the IC4A championship in March.
In her first indoor race of the season, Van Dalen placed fifth overall in the 3,000m at the Terrier Invitational in a NCAA provisional time of 9:28.62. Among collegiate runners, she placed second behind Boston College’s Mallory Champa. Van Dalen’s time is the fastest recorded by a conference runner this season and qualified her for the ECAC championship.
DeTurk led the Wildcat men to a first-place finish out of 18 teams at the Boston Indoor Games on Friday. He placed first in the weight throw with a toss of 16.93m. DeTurk ranks third in the performance list and has also qualified for the IC4A championship.
Johnson claimed her second weekly honor of the season after placing first in the weight throw at the New York Road Runners Saturday Night at the Armory II. She won with a toss of 17.98m, breaking her own school record by over three feet. Her throw is the top mark recorded by a conference athlete this season. Johnson also placed seventh in the shot put with a mark of 12.82m.
In the USTFCCCA NCAA Division I men’s indoor regional rankings, Albany captured a ranking of second while Binghamton placed seventh.
Albany – The Great Dane squads competed at the New York Road Runners Armory meet on Saturday where the men finished fifth out of 11 teams and the women sixth out of eight. Senior Luke Schoen (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) was again a top performer for the men, winning the pole vault for the third-straight time this season. Schoen, who tops the performance list in the event after besting the NCAA provisional standard last weekend, claimed first on Saturday with a leap of 4.95m. Senior Jeffery Barnes (Albany, N.Y./Albany) captured the men’s only other first-place finish at the meet, crossing the finish line first in the 200m with a time of 22.26. Barnes moves to third in the conference standings after missing the IC4A-qualifying mark by .02 seconds. Junior John Moore (Fort Johnson, N.Y./Fonda-Fultonville) also raced to a top finish for Albany, placing second in the 800m in an IC4A-qualifying time of 1:50.87. Moore posted the fastest time by a conference runner this season. On the women’s side, senior Laura Cummings (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore/North Carolina) accounted for 18 points, the most by any Great Dane at the meet. Cummings started the evening by winning the 1,000m in an ECAC-qualifying time of 2:50.79. Her time was the best by a conference runner this season. Cummings claimed a second top finish on Saturday, placing second in the mile with an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:57.00. Her time moves her to second in the conference standings. Kadine Johnson posted a second title for the women, winning the weight throw with an ECAC-qualifying toss of 17.98m. The mark shatters Johnson’s previous school record and puts her atop the performance list. Some of the Great Dane men also competed at the 103rd Millrose Games on Friday. Both the 4x800m and the 4x400m relay squads posted the fastest times in program history on an 11-lap per mile track. Moore ran the fastest leg of the 4x800m relay, to lead the team to a third place finish in 7:37.68 while senior Alie Beauvais (Hempstead, N.Y./Hempstead/Lincoln (Mo.)) anchored the 4x400m relay team that placed fourth in 3:24.90. Albany returns to action on February 5 at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational.
Binghamton – Members of the Bearcat squads competed at the Penn State National Indoor Track Open on Saturday and were led by Erik van Ingen. Van Ingen won the mile run with a school-record time of 3:59.58. With his time in the mile, van Ingen became the first Binghamton runner to break the four-minute mark. He posted the top time by a conference runner this season and an NCAA provisional qualifying mark. Freshman Jeff Martinez (Johnson City, N.Y./Johnson City) also turned in a strong performance for the men, placing eighth in the 3,000m in a school-record time of 8:23.65. Martinez’s time also qualified him for the IC4A championship in March. Junior Cazal Arnett (Jamaica, N.Y./Christ the King) posted two IC4A-qualifying marks at the meet, finishing fifth in the 400 (47.78) and anchoring the 4x400m relay team that finished seventh in 3:15.51. Arnett’s time in the 400m is the fastest by a conference runner this season. On the women’s side, the women’s 4x400 relay team placed 14th in 3:52.02, which qualifies it for the ECAC championship meet in March. The relay squad takes over the second spot in the conference standings. The Binghamton squads also competed at the Colgate Invitational where the women placed second and the men tied for fifth. Three Bearcats claimed titles at the meet. Sophomore Kaitlin Sullivan (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) and junior Nandi-Dozier Lewis (Staten Island, N.Y./St. Peter’s) captured wins for the women, placing first in the 60m hurdles (9.31) and triple jump (10.57m), respectively. Freshman Casey Gilbert (Berlin, N.Y./Berlin Central) claimed the sole title for the men, racing to first in the 400m with a time of 50.03. Binghamton returns to action on Saturday, February 5 at the Collegiate Invitational.
Boston U. – The Terriers hosted the Terrier Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Sophomore Shelby Walton (Danbury, Conn.) led the women with a strong performance in the 55m dash, placing second overall in a time of 7.21. Walton recorded the top time amongst the collegiate runners in the event and ranks fourth in the conference standings. Walton also finished sixth in the 200m dash behind classmate Jackie Dim (Sicklerville, N.J.), who finished fifth with an ECAC-qualifying time of 25.04. Dim moves to second in the performance list. She also placed eighth in the 400m with a time of 56.50, which is the best time by a conference runner this season and qualifies her for the ECAC championship. Freshman Nikko Brady (New Castle, Del.) posted another top finish for the Terriers, placing third in the 55m hurdles with an ECAC-qualifying time of 8.07. She ranks second in the conference standings while junior Karly Neveu (Surrey, British Columbia) also moves to second in the performance list after placing third in the high jump with a leap of 1.67m. On the men’s side, junior Joel Senick (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) led the Terriers, finishing seventh in the 400m dash with an IC4A-qualifying time of 48.48. His time ranks third in the conference standings and was fourth fastest among collegiate runners at the meet. Junior Craig MacPherson (Derry, N.H.) also posted the fourth fastest time by a collegiate runner in the mile. Finishing ninth overall, MacPherson crossed the finish line in an IC4A-qualifying time of 4:08.61, good enough for third in the performance list. Freshman Robert Gibson (Brookline, Mass.) claimed a top-five finish for the men, placing fifth in the 3,000m with a time of 8:09.61. Gibson’s mark qualifies him for the IC4A championship and is the top time posted by an America East runner this season. In the field events, senior Jan Bicanic (Zagreb, Croatia) placed seventh in the shot put with an IC4A-qualifying throw of 15.85m. He ranks second in the conference standings. Boston U. returns to action on February 6 at the Battle of Beantown hosted by Harvard.
Hartford – The Hawks men’s and women’s teams both finished 11th at the Reebok-Boston Indoor Games on Friday. In the field events, sophomores Nicolle Adams (Schoharie, N.Y./Schoharie) and Diana Kornberg (Highland Mills, N.Y./Monroe Woodbury/Wheaton) continued to have strong seasons, both posting top-five finishes. Adams placed third in the long jump with a leap of 5.40m while Kornberg broke her own school record in the shot put with a toss of 13m to finish fifth. Kornberg ranks third in the conference standings. Freshman Priscilla Appiagyei (South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor) captured two more top-10 finishes for the women, placing eighth in the 400m with a time of 1:00.19 and helping the 4x400m relay team take home seventh place. Graduate student Mike DuPaul (East Haven, Conn./East Haven/Connecticut) led the Hartford men at the meet, crossing the finish line in fourth in the 800m. DuPaul’s time of 1:55.25 betters the school record he set last week by almost two seconds. Sophomore Andrew Chalmers (Ashland, N.H./Plymouth Regional) also broke a school record, finishing 15th in the 5,000m with a time of 15:30.65. Junior Warren Lane (Brooklyn, N.Y./Murry Bergtraum) took home the top finish by a Hartford competitor at the meet, placing second in the 500m with a time of 1:05.78. Sophomore Anderson Emerole (Jamaica, N.Y./Manhattan Center for Math and Sciences) also claimed a top-five finish on Friday, recording a fourth-place finish in the 400m in 50.93. The Hawks return to competition on Saturday, February 6 at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic.
Maine – The Black Bear squads competed at the Reebok-Boston Indoor Games over the weekend where the men placed third and the women finished fourth. Senior Miles Bartlett (Casco, Maine/Lake Region) and sophomore Jesse Labreck (Oakland, Maine/Messalonskee) led the men’s and women’s squads, respectively, each capturing a first and fourth-place finish at the meet. Bartlett claimed first in the 800m with a time of 1:54.78 and finished fourth in the mile run in 4:17.07. Bartlett ranks sixth in the conference standings in the 800m and posted an IC4A-qualifying mark. Sophomore Riley Masters (Bangor, Maine/Bangor) also captured a title for the men, crossing the finish line first in the mile with an IC4A-qualifying time of 4:06.34. Masters maintains a top spot in the conference standings, coming in at second. The 4x400m relay team also bettered its season-best time, winning the relay with a time of 3:20.59. Freshman James Reed (Garmisch, Germany/Munich International), a member of the 4x400m relay squad, also captured a second-place finish in the 55m hurdles with an IC4A-qualifying time of 7.72. Reed ranks second in the performance list. Sophomore Trevor England (Poland, Maine/Poland) also claimed a top finish, placing second in the triple jump with a leap of 14.16m. Labreck led the women with a title in the 200m (25.29) and a fourth-place finish in the 55m dash (7.32). In the 200m, Labreck is fifth in the conference standings. Sophomore Corey Conner (Townsend, Mass./North Middlesex Regional) also captured a win at the meet, winning the 3,000m with a time of 9:47.87. Conner is second in the performance list after posting an ECAC-qualifying time in the event. Freshman Cearha Miller (Waldorf, Md./Oxon Hill) and senior Vanessa Letourneau (Fairfield, Maine/Lawrence) also claimed top-five finishes at the meet with Miller placing second in the 400m (57.31) while Letourneau was third in the mile (4:58.04). Miller ranks second in the 400m conference standings while Letourneau is fourth in the mile with after posting an ECAC-qualifying mark at the meet. The Black Bears next compete at the Maine Open with Holy Cross on February 6.
UMBC – The Retriever squads competed at the George Mason Invitational on Saturday led by freshman Cameron McDearmon (Owings Mills, Md./Franklin), who earned a first-place finish for the men, and junior Chrissy Robinson (Lusby, Md./Patuxent), who claimed a victory for the women. McDearmon won the shot put with a throw of 14.86m. He also earned silver in the weight throw with a toss of 14.51m. Robinson, in her first meet of the season, captured first in the women’s shot put with a throw of 12.57m. She ranks fourth in the conference standings. Senior Camal Pugh (Clinton, Md./Oxon Hill) and sophomore Imani Colbert (Upper Marlboro, Md./C.H. Flowers) also posted top finishes for the squads with Pugh placing second in the men’s 60m hurdles while Colbert finished second in the women’s event. Colbert’s time of 8.80 ranks her third in the conference standings and qualifies her for the ECAC championship in March. Senior Britney Foreman (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) and sophomore Joshua Hewitson (New Market, Md./Linganore) added to the Retriever tally at the meet, earning bronze in the women’s 60m dash (7.78) and silver in the men’s 400m (50.30). A few Retriever competitors also traveled to the Penn State Invite, including seniors Sara Parkinson (Chorley, England/Loughborough University) and Michael Christmas (Invercargill, New Zealand/James Hargest College). Parkinson finished second in the women’s mile run with a time of 4:58.97 while Christmas finished 10th in the men’s mile in 4:17.48. Parkinson’s mark qualifies her for the ECAC championship. Senior Victor Gilreath (Catonsville, Md./Western Tech/Maryland) competed in the field events, finishing 10th and 16th in the triple jump and high jump, respectively. Gilreath’s leap of 14.45m in the triple jump qualifies him for the IC4A championship. UMBC returns to action next weekend at the Armory Invitational.
New Hampshire – The Wildcat men captured first out of 18 teams at the Boston Indoor Games while the women finished fifth out of 17 teams. Paul DeTurk and sophomore Bill Godfrey (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) led the men each posting wins at the meet. DeTurk led a New Hampshire sweep of the weight throw, winning with a toss of 16.93m. He is third in the conference standings behind graduate student Jeffrey Kaste (Atkinson, N.H./Timberlane), who claimed second in the event. DeTurk also posted an IC4A-qualifying mark in the event. Godfrey garnered first in the 500m with a time of 1:05.58. Graduate student Matt O’Connor (Rhinebeck, N.Y./Rhinebeck) also captured a top finish, placing second in the mile with an IC4A-qualifying time of 4:12.04. Freshmen Victor Adejuyigbe (Penacook, N.H.) and Matthew Guarente (Saugus, Mass.) claimed two other top-five finishes with Adejuyigbe placing fourth in the 55m in 6.59 while Guarente finishing fourth in the high jump with a mark of 1.93m. On the women’s side, juniors Camille Quarles (Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy) and Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia/Berkshire Prep School) each recorded wins. Quarles won the triple jump with a leap of 11.73m while Letourneau won the 1,000m in an ECAC-qualifying time of 2:54.90. Letourneau is second in the conference standings while Quarles is third in the triple jump. Letourneau also led the medley relay team to a first-place finish in an ECAC-qualifying time of 12:04.88. The relay squad recorded the top time by a conference relay team this season. Junior Kaitlyn Dugan (Hatfield, Pa./North Penn Senior) and senior Ashlee Lathrop (Sherburne, N.Y./Sherburne-Earlville) claimed two third-place finishes for the women in the high jump and the weight throw, respectively. Dugan is third in the conference standings after recording a jump of 1.62m while Lathrop is second in the standings after a toss of 17.76m. The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, February 6 at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic.
Stony Brook – The Seawolves squads sent competitors to both the Terrier Invitational and the Metropolitan Championship over the weekend. At the Terrier Invitational, Holly Van Dalen and senior Lisa Voltaire (Stockholm, Sweden/Lopargymnasiet School) claimed fifth-place finishes in the 3,000m and 1,000m, respectively. Competing in her first race of the indoor season, Van Dalen completed the 3,000m in a NCAA provisional time of 9:28.62. Her time is the fastest by an America East runner this season and qualifies her for the ECAC-championship in March. Voltaire finished fifth in the 1,000m with a time of 2:56.24, placing her at third in the conference standings. At the Metropolitan Championship, senior Tim Hodge (Tawa, New Zealand/Victoria University) and the distance medley relay team each claimed a title for the Seawolves. Hodge, who competed for the first time during the 2010 indoor season, won the 3,000m with a time of 8:37.48. The distance medley relay team of senior Alex Felce (Stroud, England/Archway Comp.), freshman Michael Lopizzo (Northport, N.Y./Northport), junior Brandon Leung (Rego Park, N.Y./Francis Lewis) and senior Daire Bermingham (Portmarnock, Ireland/Sutton Park School) finished first with an IC4A-qualifying score of 10:17.82. The Stony Brook squad is third in the performance list. Felce also posted an individual IC4A-qualifying mark in the 1,000m, crossing the finish line in second in 2:28.67. The Seawolves return to action at Yale in the Giegengack Invitational on February 5.
Vermont – At the Reebok Boston Indoor Games, the Catamounts men’s squad finished seventh out of 18 teams while the women placed eighth out of 17. Freshman Ryan Sleeper (West Windsor, N.J./West Windsor-Plainsboro) and senior Justin Scricca (Wethersfield, Conn./Wethersfield) led the men with top finishes at the meet. Sleeper won the 1,000m with an IC4A-qualifying time of 2:28.66. Sleeper also helped the distance medley relay team race to victory in an IC4A-qualifying time of 10:13.73. The relay squad is second in the performance list. Scricca finished second in the 200m, setting a new school record with a time of 22.26. Scricca, who holds the school record in the 300m and the 400m, is tied for third in the 200m conference standings. On the women’s side, both senior Kailey Jasper (Whitby, Ontario/Anderson) and sophomore Marie Fourie (Waterloo, Ontario/Ontario Schools) qualified for the New England Championships. Jasper finished sixth in the 500m in 1:17.93 while Fourie finished sixth in the 55m hurdles in 8.66. Jasper moves to seventh in the conference standings. Senior Aly Millett (Half Moon Bay, Calif./Half Moon Bay) captured another top finish for the women, placing second in the mile with an ECAC-qualifying time of 4:57.80. Millett is third in the performance list. Freshmen Julie McGilpin (Westfield, Mass./Westfield) and Kristen Weberg (Rocky Mount, Va./Franklin County) claimed the only other top-five finishes by the Catamount women, going 3-4 in the 1,000m with times of 2:59.91 and 3:01.22, respectively. Vermont returns to action on Saturday, February 6 at the Dartmouth Indoor Classic.