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Armstrong wins two events at ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Meet
May 18, 2015Tweet
Sophomore Keishorea Armstrong continued her stellar track season by sweeping both of the women’s jump events at the ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Track Championships at Princeton University. The three-day meet concluded May 17.
Armstrong broke her own school records in capturing both the long jump and triple jump titles. Her long jump mark of 20-7 ¾ eclipsed her previous mark of 20-6 ¼, which she set at the America East Championships two weeks ago. In the triple jump, meanwhile, her distance of 42-2 ¾ beat her previous record of 41-9 ¼, which she set at the Bison Outdoor Classic back on April 11.
Armstrong is the first Binghamton athlete to win an individual track & field title at the ECAC/IC4A Division I Championships. The Bearcats have been competing at the meet since 2001.
With two weeks to go until the NCAA East Regional Meet, Armstrong is in excellent position to qualify in both jump events. Based on her performances this week, Armstrong is tied for No. 15 in the long jump and is tied for No. 19 in the triple jump. The top 48 performances in each event in the eastern half of the nation advance to the meet, which will be hosted by North Florida May 29-31.
It has already been an impressive month for Armstrong. She swept both the jump events at the America East Outdoor Championships (May 2-3) and scored a meet-best 35.5 points. She was also named the Women’s Most Outstanding Field Athlete of the Meet.
Also at the ECAC/IC4A Championships, graduate student Alexis Murray was seventh in the triple jump (40-7 ½) and sophomore Jackie Crunden tied for sixth in the high jump (5-5 ¾).