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Jumbo Records Continue to Fall At Opens

(3/4/2016 8:48 AM) Full Results

Many Jumbo athletes competed this weekend at the All-New England Championship Meet held at Boston University. The squad performed very well in this competitive meet which featured athletes from Divisions 1, 2, and 3.

Junior Tim Nichols had a particularly noteworthy performance in the 3000m as he ran 8:24.75 for eighth place overall. Tim’s time puts him #2 all-time among Jumbos in the event, and his flat-track converted time puts him #32 in the nation. However, Tim was not the only athlete to have a fantastic performance in the 3000m. First-year Christian Swenson broke the freshman record in the event, running 8:33.39 for fourteenth overall. After running such individually strong cross country seasons this past fall, both Tim and Christian were super pumped to further prove their talents on BU’s notoriously speedy banked track.

Junior All-American Veer Bhalla advanced to the finals in the 800m and ultimately placed seventh overall in the event with a time of 1:52.21. The personal record-breaking performances of freshman Hiroto Watanabe and sophomore Sam Little in the 1000m were some other highlights of the day. Hiroto’s time of 2:30.69 puts him #2 all-time among Jumbo freshman in the event (less than a second behind Coach Norton’s freshman record), and Sam’s time of 2:32.28 is a big lifetime PR.

On the sprints end, freshman Anthony Kardonsky ran the team’s fastest 200m of the season, clocking a 22.32, placing nineteenth overall. Anthony’s time is the new freshman record in the event! With such an impressive first-year indoor campaign, we are very excited to see what Anthony is capable of come outdoor season.

Lastly, the distance medley relay crew of freshman Colin Raposo (3:04), senior tri-captain Alex Kasemir (49.5), senior Alex Apostolidis (1:55), and senior James Traester (4:17), ran a DIII top 20 time of 10:05.6.

This Friday March 4th, a few Jumbos will compete at the annual Tufts Final Qualifying Meet held at home at the Gantcher Center to try to qualify for NCAA’s. With the indoor season nearing a close, we are focusing our attention to running an outdoor season for the record books.

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