Armstrong highlights track’s performance at Cornell

Opening its season with three first-place finishes and a pair of school records, the Binghamton track and field team is off to a solid start.

Binghamton competed at the non-team scoring Cornell/Greg Page Indoor Relays Saturday alongside Syracuse, Ithaca, Cortland, Oneonta and other local programs.

Freshman Keishorea Armstrong simultaneously broke BU’s old school record of 7.80 and took first in the 60-meter dash with her time of 7.63. The old record was set just last year by junior teammate Ivory Taussig, who took sixth in the same event. Armstrong also gathered a sixth-place win in the high jump with a height of 5-5, good for a tie of BU’s freshman record, set in 1992 by Tracy Canino.

In the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Kierra Arthur grabbed a first-place finish with a time of 8.90. Freshman Sarah Osaheni followed up in second with 9.04.

Sophomore Tori Shaffer posted a height of 5-8 in the high jumps, good for second and a tie for the school record, set in 2012 by Ashley AuPont.

The men’s team also shared in the success, taking first in the 4×800 relay. Senior Raul Avalos, junior Carter Humphrey, sophomore Adam McIe and freshman Patrick McGuire collectively ran a time of 8:04.54 for first, more than 12 seconds faster than runner-up Syracuse’s 8:17.

Binghamton will return to action on Jan. 10 at Southern Tier Collegiate Open, hosted by Cornell. The event is set to begin at 10 a.m. in Barton Hall in Ithaca, N.Y.