compete against the east coasts best athletes from all three divisions. The indoor track center and Boston University has a 200 meter banked track that has given our athletes the ability to perform at their highest levels early in the season.
Starting at 2pm on Friday, January 24th, the men will try and take down a 35 year old school record in the distance medley relay. The 1200 meter leg will be run by senior Steve Whittemore, then junior Jonmichael Knapp will tackle the 400m leg, handing off to sophomore Collin Mulcahy for the 800m, then anchoring the 1600m leg is junior Zakk Hess. The current school record is
10:13.50, set back in 1979. All four of these men will be returning to the track on Saturday to race in open events, Whittemore in the 3k, Knapp in the 400m, Mulcahy in the mile and Hess in the 5k. In the throws cage, the freshman crew of Kyle Brown, Valanti Marou and Joe Gabrielli will be looking to move up their already impressive conference standings. While sophomore Hsin Chin will be
throwing the weight at his first appearance at Boston, also trying to improve his conference standing. Sophomore, Eric Williams will have a busy schedule with the 60m hurdles, 60m dash, 4x400m and 200m. Seniors, Alex Brennan and Brian Ogilvie will be looking to hit some big marks in the long jump and secure their spots at the ECAC Championships. Senior, Ben Goebel
will be the lone vaulter at Boston, he will be looking to clear 4.55m to secure his spot at the ECAC Championships.
On the women’s side, sophomore Anna Dambacher will be looking to break the school record in the 400m and her own 200m record. The current 400m record is held by Sarah Hite at 1:00.23 set back in ’05. The sand pit should prove to be full of success for the lady Blue Devils. Senior’s Emily Cummiskey and Jess Strozyk will be looking to better their conference standings and solidify their spots at the ECAC Championships held at the Reggie Lewis Center later in March. Coming off an amazing XC season, senior Kim Foltz will make her mile debut both in the DMR and the open mile. Seniors Becca List and Anna Hourihan will be hitting the track in the 3k and 5k, looking to hit the ECAC qualifying times. Junior and steeple chase record holder, Amanda Cocchiara will be competing in the 3k. Sophomore Olivia Kurbs will be vaulting on Friday, looking to break the indoor school record of 10’8” set back in 2011 by Chelsea Caruso.
“Although it is very early in the indoor season, the atmosphere, the track and competition we will get at BU this year will certainly allow our men and women to post great marks” . “As long as everyone competes at their highest level right now, they all will be awarded with successful
marks” said Wilson.
The Blue Devils will be competing at the Spire Institute next weekend to wrap up their oversized and banked track portion of the indoor season.