Though Saturday’s Cornell Upstate Challenge was non-scoring, athletes on the Binghamton track and field teams set new school records. With a first-place finisher representing BU on both the men’s and women’s sides, the Bearcats are off to a fast start this spring semester.
On the men’s side, junior Adam McIe took the top prize in the men’s 800. The distance runner posted a time of 1:54.01, which was good enough to meet Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America standards. In a third-place finish for senior Brandon Bordeau in the shot put event, his mark of 55-3 3/4 was enough to break the school record of 54 3-3/4 set the previous week by Bordeau at Penn State’s Nittany Lion Challenge.
On the women’s side, sophomore Keishorea Armstrong finished in the top spot in the triple jump event, putting up an Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference qualifying mark of 40-6 1/2. Senior Christy DiMichele set BU’s second record of the day, as she took second in the pole vault event with a height of 12-9 1/2.
The Bearcats are set to travel back to State College, Pennsylvania and Ithaca next weekend for the Penn State National Open on Jan. 30 and the Robert Kane Invitational on Jan. 31.