By Christine Houghton
The men’s and women’s track teams traveled to Boston University for the two-day David Hemery Valentine Invitational. This huge meet, with over 90 institutions entered and 3,500 participants, took place from Friday, Feb. 8 until Saturday, Feb. 9.
The men had a strong meet. Sophomore Daulton Hopkins took 29th in the 60-meter dash at 7.4 seconds and fellow sophomore Tariq Ali came in at 7.56 in the same race for 37th place.
For the 200-meter race, sophomore Anthony Lorenc locked in 87th place out of 203 runners with a time of 22.26. In the same race, Hopkins took 141st with a time of 23.26, senior Nathan Osterhus placed 168th with a time of 23.66 and Ali crossed the line at 23.80 to take place 174th.
In the field, freshman Jaiden Elliot jumped to 19th place with a mark of 13.83 meters in the triple jump and junior Tim Reilly took 30th with a jump of 12.92.
Freshman Colin Martin took 40th in the weighted throw putting up a mark of 11.97 meters.
The women also had a successful meet. Freshman Nicole Vadon took 17th place in the in the 60-meter dash, crossing the line at 8.15 seconds. In the 800-meter race, senior Kathleen Jaeger placed 44th with a time of 2:14.71 and freshman Ali Uhl took 71st, clocking in at 2:18.78.
Running the 400-meter race, junior Sam Gorman placed 52nd with a time of 57.88, sophomore Shannon Lambert took 54th at 57.99 and freshman Megan Gasnick crossed the line at 58.50 for 65th.
In the field, junior Christine Woods took 20th in the triple jump with a mark of 10.98 meters and junior Ally Zelinski took 30th with a jump of 10.20 meters.
The Lions return to the track Monday, Feb. 18 as they take to the road for the New Jersey Athletic Conference Indoor Championship. They will travel to the Ocean City Athletic Complex in Staten Island, New York to cap off their winter season.