While star middle-distance runner Jesse Garn was competing on national television in the New York City Armory Invitational, other members of the Binghamton University men’s and women’s track team were taking part in the Cornell/Robert Kane Invitational and the Penn State National Open on Saturday.
Three Bearcat athletes took home first place at Cornell. Senior middle-distance runner Josh Miller was victorious in the 500 meter event with a time of 1:15.15, while graduate student Alexis Murray and freshman Brooke Bonney captured victories in the triple jump and weight throw events, respectively. Bonney also took home a second-place finish in the shot put event.
At Penn State, women’s junior distance runner Alexis Hatcher finished sixth in the 1,000 meter but her time of 2:52.69 set the Binghamton school record in the event.
The Bearcats are scheduled to return to action at 10 a.m. Saturday when they compete in the Sykes-Sabock Challenge Cup. The event is set to be held at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track on the Penn State campus.