April 12, 2015
The Boston University men’s and women’s track and field teams once again competed in multiple meets on Saturday, with strong showings at both the Brown Invitational in Providence and at the Mason Spring Invitational in Fairfax, Virg. on Saturday night.
At the Mason Spring Invitational, the Terriers had a number of top ten finishes. Sophomore Hallie Armstrong took first place in the 3000m steeplechase in 11:16.86 while junior Shelby Stableford took 4th place in the 5000m in 17:09.36. Sophomore Ethan Homan finished 6th in the 800m in 1:51.99 and senior Stuart Ross took 10th in 1:52.18. In the men’s 5000m, another tandem of Terriers placed inside the top 10, as sophomore Mitchell Russo finished 7th in 14:43.07 and junior Paul Gennaro took 9th in 14:52.13.
Sophomore Matti Groll and senior John McKeon competed in the men’s 1500m logging times of 3:57.60 and 4:01.40 respectively. McKeon’s time was an outdoor personal best. Senior Ashli Tagoai (4:42.86) and junior Erin Pierce (4:53.27) competed in the women’s 1500m, while somphomore Christina Romak competed in the 800m finishing in 2:22.65.
The Terriers had several strong performances in the field events at the Brown Invitational in Providence. Senior Ethan Knight won the shot put, throwing 16.90m (55′ 5.5″) and placed third in the discuss with a throw of 49.48m (162′ 4″). Behind Knight, Sebastain Prieto Vasquez took 6th place in the discuss throwing 42.75m (140′ 3″).
Also competing at Brown, junior Reuben Horace finished second in the hammer throw with a mark of 57.61m (189′ 0″) ahead of senior Michael Maloof who took 5th place throwing 52.38m (171′ 10″). The Terriers also took both first and second place in the pole vault, senior Nikolaos Farmakidis taking first clearing 5.01m (16′ 5.25″) and Fritz Howser taking second with 4.60m (15′ 1″).
Other notable finishes on the afternoon included Jason Biesma’s 5th place in the long jump at 6.63m (21′ 9″), Devon Lattrell’s 8th place in the javelin throwing 49.89m (163′ 4″), Adrienne Pascucci and Catherine Sampson tying for 6th place in the high jump at 1.55m (5′ 1″), and Syian Srikumar winning the 5000m run in 15:41.4.
The Terriers will continue their outdoor season next weekend at the MIT Invitational in Cambridge, Mass. and the George Davis Invitational in Lowell, Mass. on April 18.