Jan. 26, 2013
R. Johnson Interview | Galen Rupp Postrace Interview (via FloTrack)
BOSTON - Senior R.J. Page broke his own school record in the 200m dash as the Boston University men's track and field team competed in the Terrier Invitational on Saturday at the Track and Tennis Center.
Page finished the 200m dash with a time of 21.25 seconds, which broke his old mark of 21.29 seconds, set last season at the America East Championships. His time was good for fourth place in the highly competitive event.
The highlight of the day was the men's elite mile, as U.S. Olympian Galen Rupp wowed the capacity crowd with a time of 3:50.92 in his bid to break the American indoor record of 3:49.89. Rupp's mark is now the second fastest American indoor time.
Sophomore Stuart Ross was an integral part of that amazing mile, as he set a blistering pace for Rupp and the other elite runners. Rich Peters, who ran unattached, was one of five athletes to run a sub-4:00 mile in that race and one of six overall who accomplished that feat on Saturday.
Freshman Reuben Horace continued his strong season as he set the new conference standard in the weight throw with a heave of 18.77m. He joined graduate student Zachary Ray as one of two Terriers to post a victory. Ray was spectacular in the 60m hurdles, finishing with a time of 7.98 seconds to edge James Reed of Maine by two-tenths of a second.
Several other Terrier sprinters achieved a top-five finish on Saturday, with Page adding a fourth-place finish in the 60m dash (6.91) to his record day. The 4x400m relay team of Ross, Ray, senior Tewado Latty and freshman David Lagerberg finished second and were the top collegiate team with a time of 3:12.34.
Ray was also second in the long jump with a leap of 7.16m. Senior Sam Arsenault was seventh in that event with a mark of 6.71m. In the 3,000m run, senior Robert Gibson was 10th with a time of 8:11.74.
BU will be back in action next weekend as the Terriers take part in the Collegiate Invitational in New York, N.Y.