Jan. 17, 2013
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Led by a strong performance from graduate student Zachary Ray, the Boston University men’s track and field team began its 2013 indoor season at the Multi-Team Meet on Thursday night at the Track and Tennis Center.
The Terriers won four of their five dual meets, with victories over Boston College (75-56), Colgate (81-59), Tufts (70-62) and UMass Lowell (74-69). The Terriers were edged by Sacred Heart, 83-70.
Ray was exceptional in the 60m hurdles, as he claimed first place with a time of 8.09 seconds. Junior Stephen Vitale finished second in that event with a time of 8.52 seconds, while senior Samuel Arsenault placed fourth (8.83).
Vitale and Ray combined with senior R.J. Page and junior Brian Leonard to win the 4x400m relay with a time of 3:20.09. Page was also victorious in the 60m dash with a sprint of 6.95 seconds, while Vitale finished third in the 200m dash (22.47).
Three of the top four spots in the 3,000m run belonged to Terriers, with senior Robert Gibson grabbing first place with an America East leading time of 8:19.49. Sophomore Aaron Somoroff (8:26.75) and freshman Kevin Thomas (8:27.85) were third and fourth, respectively. Stuart Ross also fared well, as he placed third in the 1,000m run (2:27.70).
In the field events, freshman Reuben Horace burst onto the collegiate scene with a mark of 18.33m in the weight throw, which currently leads all other America East competitors. Ray had his third first-place finish of the night in the long jump, which was a conference-best 7.16m. Senior Adam Weaver was second in the pole vault with a mark of 4.20m, while junior Pavan Mehat was third in the triple jump (13.14m).
The men’s team will be back in action on Jan. 26, while the women’s team will take to the TTC on Jan. 25 when BU hosts the two-day Terrier Classic.