Garn’s No. 1 finish highlights track and field’s weekend

The Binghamton track and field squads competed at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge at Penn State Saturday, with the men capturing sixth and the women taking seventh in the eight-team field.

But the most notable Binghamton performance of the weekend came via the legs of junior Jesse Garn, who won the 1,000-meter run at the New York City Armory Collegiate Invitational. Garn’s time of 2:21.99 narrowly edged Mohamed Souleiman of Ottawa (2:22.46) and defeated runners from power conference programs such as Kansas, Duke and Villanova.

Only one other Bearcat won an event over the weekend. Sophomore Ethan Hausamann secured first place in the 3,000-meter run at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge with a time of 8:25.21.

For the women, sophomore Nina Sarmiento set a school record in the 600. She finished seventh at the Sykes & Sabock Challenge with a time of 1:36.93.