Team and individual accomplishments
Men’s tennis moves into national rankings
On the strength of six wins in its last seven matches, Binghamton men’s tennis (8-4) has moved into the national rankings. In the latest ITA team rankings, the Bearcats moved in at No. 75.
The team is coming off a 4-1 win over Georgetown and also posted solid wins over William & Mary (4-3) and Army (5-2) recently.
“It’s nice to be recognized for the work we’ve done so far this spring,” head coach Adam Cohen said. “We still have a long way to go to reach our goals but this is a start in that direction. We have several upcoming matches against ranked opponents so I know the guys are looking forward to the challenge. It will give us something to prove as we try to keep moving up the rankings.”
Binghamton next faces No. 27 Columbia and Fordham on Saturday in Manhattan. Also looming later in the month are battles against No. 47 UNC-Wilmington, No. 60 Central Florida and No. 70 Yale.
Track standout Garn named America East Most Outstanding
Junior middle distance runner Jesse Garn and freshman sprinter Jon Alkins have both been honored by the America East Conference for their performances at the recent indoor track championships. Garn was named the men’s Most Outstanding Track Performer of the meet while Alkins was named the meet’s top men’s rookie. In addition, the Bearcats also had the men’s Co-Coaching Staff of the Year.
Garn won the 1000 and anchored the winning distance medley relay during the indoor conference meet, which was held Feb. 23-24 at the New York City Armory. He is the third Bearcat in the last five years to earn the men’s top indoor award. Cazal Arnett was honored in 2010 and Erik van Ingen was the recipient in 2011.
Miler Garn selected to prestigious Millrose Games
Junior middle distance runnerJesse Garn has been selected to run in the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games on Saturday at the New York City Armory. The signature event of the meet will be run at 4:48 p.m. and will air live on NBCSN.
Garn returns to the New York City Armory one week after capturing the 1,000 at the Collegiate Indoor Invitational with a time of 2:21.99. He is the defending America East Conference outdoor champion in the 1,500 and was 13th at the 2013 East Regional Meet in that event.
Men’s basketball guards Reed, Yacob named all-conference
After leading the conference in rebounding for the second straight year and taking another run at the scoring title, sophomore guard Jordan Reed has been voted to the America East second team all-conference, the league announced on Friday. Freshman guard Yosef Yacob earned a spot on the five-man All-Rookie Team. The awards were selected by a vote of the America East head coaches and were revealed at the awards reception at Albany’s SEFCU Arena on the eve of the championship.
Sixth-seeded Binghamton lost to third-seeded Hartford in the last of four quarterfinal games.