Track and Field Closes Out Busy Weekend at BU and Wheaton College (MA)

Track and Field Closes Out Busy Weekend at BU and Wheaton College (MA)

CAMBRIDGE/NORTON, Mass. – The track and field teams had a busy afternoon as members from both programs competed at the Boston University John Terrier Classic as well as the Wheaton College Invitational.

THE BASICS

Men's – (BU) No Team Result/(WC) No Team Result
No. 13 Women's – (WC) No Team Result

HOW IT HAPPENED

At the BU Terrier Classic, senior Dom Nda led the Beacons with a program record time in the 200-meter dash.  Nda posted a final time of 22.45 seconds breaking the record by .08 seconds.  Also having a strong showing on Saturday was Bless Amedoadzi who qualified for the finals in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.05 seconds.  He would post an eighth place finish in the finals as he tripped the sensor with a time of 7.05 seconds.

Virginal Harrell III also had an impressive time in the 200 with his final time of 22.49 seconds, while Anthony Nguyen finished with a time of 22.50 seconds

Harrell also recorded a final time of 50.81 seconds in the 400-meter dash, with Nguyen finishing right behind his teammate with a time of 51.43 seconds. Adrian Higgins and Blake Lewis completed the 500-meter dash with times of 1:07.17 and 1:11.85 respectively

Higgins, Lewis, Nguyen, and Harrell teamed-up to post a final time of 3:27.33 in the 4x400-meter relay.

In Norton the Beacons Cristofer Sanyet registered a time of 7.40 seconds in the 60-meter dash finals.  Patrick Boua led a squad of sprinters in the 200 with a final time of 23.81 seconds to finish in 13th place.  A total of five Beacons sprinters finish in the top-21 in the 400, with Ricardo Maldonado finishing in 15th place with a time of 55.23 seconds.  Justyn Santiago registered a 17th place finish with a time of 56.06 seconds.

William Barrett took 16th place in the 800-meter run thanks to a time of 2:03.71.  Sha Anwar and James Cannon continued the strong trend in the distance events, with Anwar posting a time of 5:15.43 in the mile, while Cannon registered a time of 9:25.06 in the 3,000-meter run.

Maldonado and Prosper Lubega posted sixth and seventh place finishes in the high jump with heights of 5-10.00 and 5-08.00 feet.  Xavier Hill took seventh in the long jump with a best leap of 19-08.75 feet.

In the shot put Allen Liang and Jason Bigler finished in fifth and sixth place thanks to impressive throws of 42-09.75 feet and 42-06.25 feet.

Julian Collins picked-up a second place finish in the weight throw after leading a Beacons trio with a throw of 49-06.50 feet. 

For the women's team, the looked to build-off of Friday's success at BU.  Stash Boswell tripped the sensor in the 60 with a time of 8.19 seconds.  Annie Appolon and Boswell both finished in the top-15 in the 200-meter dash with their times of 28.20 and 28.44 seconds.  Patience Gbedema collected a solid time of 2:43.04 in the 800, while Adrianna Fredo finished in seventh place in the mile thanks to a time of 5:59.13.  Katie Olson and Olivia Volante both qualified for the finals in the 60-meter hurdles and finished in 6th (10.31) and 7th (10.35) place respectively.

Sarah Morenz was the lone thrower to compete for UMass as she finished with throws of 25-04.05 feet in the shot put and 40-07.50 feet in the weight throw. 

WHAT'S NEXT

The Beacons will return to action on February 2 when they compete in the NEICAAA regional championship meet at the Reggie Lewis Center.