July 17, 2009
Senior David Proctor earned most valuable player honors for the Boston University men's cross country and indoor track and field teams in 2008-09. The Rochdale, England, native was the Terriers' top finisher at the NCAA cross country regionals and helped set a new relay record during the indoor track season.
During the fall cross country season, Proctor's top finish was a fourth-place mark at the Ted Owen Invitational on Sept. 20. He was in the Terriers' top five in all five races he competed in, and was BU's top finisher at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 15 with his 73rd-place finish. He shared team MVP honors with freshman Elliot Lehane.
In the winter season, Proctor excelled at the middle distance races. He won the 1,000-meter run in BU's dual meet against Sacred Heart on Jan. 15 and was part of the winning 4x400m relay team in that meet. Proctor posted a time of 4:00.26 in the mile run at the Terrier Invitational, a provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA championship. He won both the mile run and the 4x800m relay at the America East championship and concluded his season as part of a school-record-setting 4x800m relay team at the IC4A championship, clocking a 7:25.23.