Dec. 5, 2009
BOSTON - Freshman Nikko Brady and senior Whitney Ford tied for first in the long jump as the Boston University women's track and field team opened its 2009-10 indoor season at the Jay Carisella Invitational Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center. Brady also took the title in the 55m hurdles in her first meet as a Terrier.
Ford and Brady both recorded jumps of 5.70m to take the long jump title, besting their closest competitor by .22m. Brady's time of 8.15 in the 55m hurdles placed her in first by .01 seconds, and classmate Allison Barwise recorded a time of 8.88 to finish eighth in the race.
Ford started off the meet with a second-place finish in the 55m dash (7.32) and was joined by junior Laura Martin in the top four as Martin notched a time of 7.38. Martin went on to take the title in the 200m dash, posting a time of 24.92.
Amanda Howard notched a fourth-best time of 59.81 in the 400m race and Jackie Dim took third in the 500m with a time of 1:17.34. BU's 4x400m relay team also took the title as the only team to record a sub-four minute mark with a time of 3:57.35.
Senior Fiona Romeri cleared 3.05m in the pole vault for a fifth-place finish while sophomore Aly Rofrano placed ninth in the event with a mark of 2.75m.
Freshman Lauren Berg took 12th in the shot put with a distance of 10.24m and veteran Jen Fleser placed 10th in the weight throw with a toss of 12.99m.
The Terriers are back in action next weekend at the Harvard Invitational at the Gordon Track and Tennis Center in Cambridge, Mass.