Spring 2012

Van Ingen sets another record in mile

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Erik van Ingen runs the mile at the NCAA Indoor Championships in March.

Fifth-year senior Erik van Ingen placed fifth overall in the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games, which were held Feb. 11 at the New York City Armory. His time of 3:56.37 was a school record and qualified him for the NCAA Indoor Championships. His previous record was 3:57.11.

Van Ingen placed second overall among the six college runners in the meet, coming in behind Miles Batty of Brigham Young University. Batty broke the NCAA record with a time of 3:54.54. The overall winner was professional runner Matt Centrowitz, with a facility-record time of 3:53.92.

The Millrose Games are one of the top indoor track and field meets in the world, and the Wanamaker Mile event is by invitation only.

At the NCAA Indoor Championships in March, van Ingen finished seventh in the mile, with a time of 4:02:70. He earned first-team All-America honors for the third time in his career, tying Rory Quiller for the most NCAA Division I honors in Binghamton program history.