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T12: Men’s & women’s Record Breaking Performance at PL Champs

June 26, 2015

This summer, will once again count down the top 12 achievements of Boston University teams and student-athletes from the previous year. Check back each Tuesday and Friday as we reveal this year’s Terrier Twelve.

Coming in at No. 11 in this year’s Terrier Twelve is the men’s and women’s track and field teams’ record-breaking performances at the Patriot League Championship.

Competing at the PL Championships at Army West Point on May 1 & 2, the Terriers were lead once again by senior sprinter Gemma Acheampong. Acheampong won the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.49, setting a Patriot League Championship record and new school record in the process. Acheampong also won the 200 meter dash in 23.92 seconds and was named Outdoor Female Track Athlete of the Meet by the Patriot League. In addition to her outdoor title, the Waterbury, Connecticut, native was named Indoor Track Athlete of the Meet after she won both the 60m and 200m dash events at the PL Indoor Championships in Feb.

Senior Rosa Moriello also closed out her impressive career at the PL Championships by winning two events. Moriello won the 1,500 meter crown in 4:27.37 and the 5,000 meter title with a time of 16:57.98. Sophomore Toria Levy was another two-event winner. Levy won the 100m hurdles with a time of 13.92 and the 400m hurdles title (1:00.73).

Other winners included junior Christina Wood, who had a timely season-best performance in the 400 meter dash, winning the event in 55.55 seconds and senior Tessa Runels, who won the long jump with a 5.65m (18’5″) effort.

Overall, BU women’s team amassed 149 points at the PL Championships and finished in second place.

On the men’s side, the Terriers won five events at the PL Championships, highlighted by the 4×100 meter relay team’s record-breaking performance. The relay team of Justin Flynn, Cameron Williams, Alastair Prenn and David Lagerberg won gold in the 4×100 relay and set a new school record time of 40.65 seconds.

The foursome would go on the break their school record two weeks later at the IC4A Championships, running a 40.19 and setting a New England record in the process.

In addition to his performance in the 4×100, sophomore Cameron Williams also won the 200 meter dash in a time of 20.78 and finished second in the 100m dash, tying Johann Jack’s school record of 10.48 set back in 1998.

Also winning events for the Terriers was senior Rich Peters, who capped off his remarkable BU career by winning the men’s 1,500 meter run for the second-consecutive year with a time of 3:47.77.

Junior David Lagerberg added to BU’s medal total, winning the 400 meter dash in 46.90 seconds.

The men’s and women’s indoor track season is set to begin on Dec. 5 at the BU Opener at the Track & Tennis Center.

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