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Men’s track and field places fourth, women fifth at Cornell

In the second team scoring meet of the season, the Binghamton track and field squads competed at the Upstate Indoor Track Challenge at Cornell on Saturday, with the men placing fourth out of nine and the women coming in fifth out of eight.

Seniors Chris Fernandez and Ben Snodgrass were the only Bearcats on either side to capture first place in their respective events. Fernandez, who had taken second in the mile in a meet on Jan. 10, met the IC4A qualifying standard with a time of 1:54.11 in the 800 on Saturday. Snodgrass finished the 3,000-meter run in 8:34.41.

Freshmen Peter Fagan (pole vault) and Eric Holt (1,000) and graduate students Zach Keefer (500) and Jacob Platel (weight throw) also met IC4A qualifying standards, while junior Alexx Baum (triple-jump) and freshman Keishorea Armstrong (triple-jump) hit the ECAC-qualifying mark.