Feb. 8, 2014
BOSTON – Highlighted by a record-breaking mile run by senior Rich Peters, the Boston University men’s track & field team competed at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Saturday at the Track and Tennis Center.
Peters broke his own school record in the mile with a time of 3:57.27. His previous record was 3:57.83, set at the 2012 Valentine Invitational. The Bristol, England, native has set two new school records this year; he bested a 27-year-old record in the 3,000m run with a time of 7:52.61 at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational.
Peters almost broke his second record of the day in the 1,000m with a time of 2:22.71 to place second. His time was 0.25 seconds off the school record of 2:22.46 held by Alexander Adam and David Proctor.
Junior Stuart Ross completed the 800m run in 1:51.93. Sophomore David Lagerberg finished 13th in the 400m dash with a time of 48.27 seconds. Senior Stephen Vitale had a season-best mark of 9.05 seconds in the 60m hurdles and also competed in the 500m dash (1:05.70).
Freshmen Justin Flynn (21.74) and Cameron Williams (21.76) finished 11th and 12th, respectively, in the 200m dash. For Williams, that mark is a personal best.
The Terriers 4x400 relay team claimed fifth, with the quarter of Vitale, Ross, Lagerberg and Alastair Prenn clocking in at 3:16.74.
Sophomore Kevin Thomas was the top finisher for the Terriers in the 5000m run with a time of 14:26.12 to finish in 13th place.
Sophomore Reuben Horace had a toss of 18.57 meters, good for third place in the weight throw. Senior Connor Sullivan was third in the high jump with a height of 2.04 meters while junior Nikolaos Farmakidis (4.80m) took third in the pole vault. Senior Blake Edwards (14.05m) placed seventh in the triple jump.
BU will return to the track next Saturday (Feb. 15) when the Terriers host the Scarlet and White Invitational at the Track and Tennis Center