College track: ECSU's Jason Bindner earns honors

Eastern Connecticut State University’s Jason Bindner from Milford was cited with track and field honors by the Little East Conference in its weekly awards program, released on Jan. 18.

In the third weekly men’s track & field report, Bindner out of Jonathan Law was selected Field Athlete-of-the-Week.

Bindner was a double winner in the high jump and long jump on Jan. 16 when Eastern opened its season at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Winter Invitational with a second-place finish among five teams. Bindner led 1-2-3 finishes by Eastern athletes in both the high jump (5-10/1.78m) and long jump (20-11.25/6.38m) en route to collecting 20 points in two individual events. Bindner fell just .02 meters shy in the long jump and .1 meter shy in the high jump of qualifying for next month’s New England Division III Championships.

The Eastern men’s and women’s track & field teams compete at the Smith College Beynon Invitational on Jan. 23.