Track and Field

Taffur, trio of wrestlers finish season at NCAA Championships

This weekend, three members of the Boston University wrestling team competed in the NCAA Championships at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. After the tournament was over, the Terriers finished in 45th place as a team, generating six points for the weekend. Senior Nestor Taffur highlighted the trio, falling just one win short of being named an All-American in his […]

Peters, Adler named All-Americans after NCAA Indoor Championships

Senior Rich Peters and senior Monica Adler represented the Boston University track team at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field National Championships in Albuquerque, N.M., this past weekend. Peters finished in fourth place in the men’s mile, running 4:03.49. The finish served as Peters’ second top-10 placing in the event. In 2012, the England native ran 4:01.78 in a runner-up […]

Peters breaks previous NCAA record

Led by several record-setting performances, the Boston University track and field team turned in a successful weekend at the BU Last Chance Meet at the Track and Tennis Center. A solid showing by the distance runners, particularly senior Rich Peters, helmed the Terrier men. Peters finished third in a loaded 1,000m race, running 2:18.55, breaking the NCAA record that was […]

Women’s track takes 1st place at Patriot League finals

Competing in the program’s first-ever Patriot League Championships, the Boston University track and field team posted impressive results over the weekend at host site Bucknell University. The women’s squad took first place in decisive fashion, tallying a total of 210 points over the course of the meet, finishing 80 points ahead of second-place Lehigh University. “It was really, truly a […]

BU track team participates in John Thomas Terrier Invitational

It was a weekend of new, personal records for some members of the Boston University track and field team at the John Thomas Terrier Invitational at the Track and Tennis Center, including a new BU record in the 3,000m run. Friday night was dedicated to the women’s events. Junior Gemma Acheampong led the way for the Terrier sprinters with her fifth-place […]

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Freshmen, veterans alike succeed in track and field season opener

In the Boston University track and field season opener Saturday, many Terriers showed that they are ready for the college level of competition. Freshmen Justin Flynn and Cameron Williams opened their collegiate careers with stellar showings in the 60m dash. Flynn finished second with a time of 6.99 seconds, and Williams finished in third place with a time of 7.03 seconds. […]

Top BU athletes to watch in 2013-14

#8 — Rashidat Agboola, women’s basketball senior forward For the women’s basketball team that qualified for the Women’s National Invitation Tournament in the 2012-13 season, now-graduated guard Chantell Alford was the shining star. But 6-foot-1 forward Agboola provided strength in the paint for the Terriers, totaling a team-high 46 blocks and averaging nine rebounds per game — sixth best in […]

Track and field’s Katie Matthews named America East Woman of the Year

Graduate student Katie Matthews of the Boston University track and field team was named the 2013 America East Woman of the Year at the conference awards banquet Tuesday night. The award is given in recognition of the top female student-athlete in terms of achievement in academics, athletics, leadership and service. The Rocky Hill, Conn., native has had a successful year […]

Top 10 Quotes of 2012-13

It has been an eventful year for Boston University sports, and we have gathered a list of the top 10 quotes in BU athletics from the 2012-13 academic year. Here is to more great moments to come! “You never see a line coming in for a track meet.” – Director of track and field Robyne Johnson on Galen Rupp’s appearance […]

Runners succeed at various Invitationals

In their appearances after the Boston Marathon bombings, members of the Boston University track and field team traveled to several meets across the nation with the events of the past few weeks heavy on their minds. “Even though it was a marathon kind of competition, it was still, for the track community, like a track event,” said BU director of […]