By P.J. Wright, news staff
The Northeastern University (NU) men and women’s track and field teams concluded the indoor season on March 6 with two top-20 finishes and a new school record at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center in the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship.
The women’s team placed 15th with 22 points on the afternoon, while the men finished 17th overall with 17.5 points.
Junior Kyle Darrow, who came in seventh in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.88 seconds, matched the indoor school record with his preliminary finish of 6.85 seconds.
Sophomore Ryan Kim also added onto his impressive season in the shot put, registering a mark of 17.21 – a new personal record and No. 11 all-time in NU indoor history.
The distance medley team of freshmen Dan Paiva, Chris Jewett and Collin Rowe and sophomore Christian Stafford earned the sixth-best finish in school history with their 9:55.91 mark, which was also good for third place in the event.
Freshman Jordan Samuels finished third in the triple jump with his 14.30-meter mark and junior Kwame Fordwor’s 21.56-second finish was enough to take seventh in the 200-meter dash.
On the women’s side, sophomore Audrey Weyland had an impressive meet with a new personal best of 1:14:44 in the 500-meter run, fourth on the NU all-time indoor performance list and earning her ninth place in the meet.
Senior Nicole Genard and junior Betsy Garnick took home top-ten finishes of their own in the 60-meter hurdles with times of 8.70 and 8.95 seconds, respectively.
With a time of 11:43.63, the women’s distance medley team of sophomore Brooke Wojeski and freshmen Edlyn Gulama, Amy Piccolo and Patrice Williams set a new school record by seven seconds. The previous record was set last season at the New Balance Grand Prix (11:50.74).
“The IC4A and ECAC meets really give us an opportunity to learn more about how competitive our student-athletes are,” head coach Cathrine Erickson told GoNU.com. “I am pleased with what I have seen from those who scored this weekend.”
The two squads will turn their attention to the outdoor season, starting with the Shirley Crowe Multi at Rice University on March 15 and 16.
Photo courtesy Jim Pierce, Northeastern Athletics