The Boston University men’s and women’s track teams represented Terrier Nation this past weekend in the Connecticut Spring Invitational at the George Sherman Family Sports Complex. Individual Terriers took titles in their respective events, earned personal bests and earned spots in the NCAA Regionals, as well as the New England Championships.
Although most Boston University students were watching the men’s hockey team make its exciting run to a national championship this weekend, the BU men’s track team also took on some difficult competition a little farther south.
The Boston University women’s track team had a huge weekend at the Spec Towns Invitational in Athens, Ga. on Friday and Saturday, picking up a number of first-place finishes and qualifying marks for both the NCAA and the ECAC Championships.
The Boston University track program looked happy to be breathing in the fresh air in its first outdoor meet of the season Saturday at the Tufts Snowflake Classic. The women claimed first place in a field of 16 teams, and the men’s team finished fourth of 13 in Medford.
Boston University senior Andrea Walkonen’s time of 16 minutes, 3.04 seconds in the 5,000-meter run at Friday’s NCAA Championships was fast enough to earn her an All-American award, but only by the slimmest of margins.
While most Boston University sports fans have been focused on the ice, the BU women’s club water polo team has been making a big splash as the newest member of the New England League.
Sandwiched between last weekend’s America East Championship and a pair of conference championship events taking place next week, the number of Terriers competing in this weekend’s New England Championships at the Boston University Track and Tennis Center felt strangely low.
For the fourth consecutive season, the Boston University women’s indoor track and field team took home the America East championship, claiming the top spot Saturday at the BU Track and Tennis Center. The men’s team fought through injuries for a fifth-place finish.
The Boston University men’s and women’s track and field teams proved this weekend that Valentine’s Day can be about more than going on a romantic date.