Feb. 23, 2013
BOSTON – The Boston University women’s track and field team placed seventh at the New England Championships this past weekend at the Track and Tennis Center.
The Terriers finished the two-day meet with 44 points, which was tops among all other America East squads. Connecticut claimed first place with 149.33 points; BU was just 6.5 points behind Rhode Island for fifth place.
Senior Allison Barwise set a new meet record in the pentathlon with a score of 3976 points. That bested the previous record of 3843 points set in 1990 by Angela Corson of Connecticut. Barwise won two of the five disciplines in that event, including a season-best mark of 1.84m in the high jump. She also placed fifth in the individual high jump with a height of 1.75 meters.
Senior Nikko Brady was third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.65 seconds and also finished fourth in the long jump (5.70m). Freshman Sophie Jancsurak placed seventh in the 60m hurdles (8.86) to also earn points for the Terriers. The 4x400m relay team was third with a time of 3:48.12.
Freshman Jade Paul finished sixth in the 500m dash (1:15.32 and sophomore Tessa Runels was eighth in the triple jump (11.56m). Junior Sarah Dillard (15.59m) and senior Susan Ottey (15.30m) finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the weight throw.
BU will be back in action next weekend (March 1-3) when the Terriers compete in the ECAC Championships at the Track and Tennis Center.