February 10, 2014

Julien ’15, Saints, Reach Personal Bests at Weekend Competitions

Julien '15

The Emmanuel College Saints competed locally over the weekend, with several athletes running in Boston University's Dave Hemery Invitational and the majority of the Men's and Women's Indoor Track + Field teams participating in MIT's Gordon Kelly Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

Sprinter Adam Julien '15 had a record-setting day, topping two personal and Emmanuel College records in the 200m and 400m events at Boston University.  Julien raced to a 22.40 school-record finish in the 200m, qualifying for the ECAC Championships.  He then improved on his prior ECAC qualifying performance with his 48.74 program-record in the 400m.  Julien's 400m time ranks him 4th in New England and 8th nationally in the event.

Ryan Thomas '15 also ran well at BU, clocking personal records in both of the same events.  Thomas's 400m time of 50.71 qualified him for the ECAC Championships.  He raced to a 23.51 personal record in the 200m.

Captain Meaghan Mauer '14 once again lowered her own program-record time in the 1000m. Mauer cut almost a second off her PR time, crossing the line in 3:17.44.  Senior Molly Metivier '14 ran her best-ever time, 1:23.96,  in the 500m, while Shannon Gay '17 ran her collegiate-best time of 27.50 in the 200m.

Closing out the top performances at BU, was the Saints men's 4x400m relay team.  Julien and Thomas joined forces with Chris Baker '14 and Ben Perdue '14 for an ECAC qualifying time of 3:23.95.

Twelve individuals turned in personal bests across the river at MIT.  Leading the way was jumper Ashley Brooks '17, who improved on her qualifying jump for the Division III New England Championships and took 4th place overall.  Brooks launched herself 5'0.25" for her new personal collegiate best.

Corey Hebert '16 ran his personal record of 4:56.65 in the men's mile.  Richard Thompson '16 and Christopher Connelly '15 both ran sub-five minute miles and Max Bukowiec '16 raced to his personal best.

Sprinter Nyeem Cameron '14 continued to improve on his time in the 60m, crossing the line in a PR time of 7.69.  Sophomore Zoe Pierce-Dickens '16 turned in a personal best time of 65.19, enough for 4th place in the women's 400m.  Mauer ran another PR on the weekend, running 8th overall in the 600m at MIT with a time of 1:48.64.

Hebert, Connelly and Bukowiec all tacked their second personal records of the day, when they finished the men's 800m in 2:14.54, 2:17.22 and 2:20.75, respectively.

The men's 4x400m relay squad competing at MIT ran 4th overall, as Parker Dubuque '17, Dana Murphy '15, Nicholas Rosenau '17 and Craig Schoaf '15 combined for a time of 3:54.28.

The EC men's 4x800m relay team had the best finish at MIT, capturing 2nd place overall.  Patrick Callan '14, Thompson, Michael Morris '14 and Thomas Tallo '16 turned in an 8:45.81 finish.

Both EC women's relay squads earned 5th place finishes at MIT.  The 4x200m team of Gay, Katherine Zombik '17, Pierce-Dickens and Kelly Ulf '14 clocked in at 1:56.64.  The 4x800m team of Chloe Egan '15, Metivier, Mauer and Julie Roberts '16 combined for a time of 10:47.98.

The Men's and Women's Indoor Track + Field Teams will compete again this Saturday, February 15th, when the Saints travel to Medford, Mass., for the Tufts University Cupid Challenge.  This will be Emmanuel's final regular season meet on the year before the championships begin on February 21st.

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