Three fifth places mark the opening day of the PL Championships
ANNAPOLIS, MD. – Boston University‘s track and field teams competed at Ingram Field on Friday’s opening day of the 2022 Patriot League Outdoor Championships. The highlight of the day was the women’s 10,000m, where three of the top four places went to Terrier.
Both the men and women currently sit third in six events. The BU women collected 34 points on Friday, the men 17.
Sophomore Daisy Liljegren and graduate students Corinne Batsu and Veronica Kriss all broke the meeting record over 10,000, taking first, second and fourth place respectively to start the day on a triumphant start. Liljegren took gold in a time of 34:04.89 to set the new competition standard, while Batsu finished in 34:14.73 and Kriss in 34:55.36. In the men’s 10,000, junior Kevin Murphy got a point with eighth place (30:58.74).
BU also made the podium in the women’s long jump when Jules Hogan, a sophomore, finished third with a jump of 5.60 meters.
Sophomore Emma Kowalski scored five points with a fourth-place finish in the hammer throw thanks to a personal best of 54.18 meters.
Senior Declan Ritzenthaler (pole vault), Junior Adam Crawford (spear) and novice Ryan Rosenberger (long jump) finished fifth in their respective disciplines. Ritzenthaler set a personal record of 5.03 metres, while Crawford set a season best of 59.42 metres. Rosenberger’s 6.96 meter jump was an outside best for him.
BU’s Junior Men’s 4×800 Relay Mike Hagen and Andrew Trappsecond grader NateSomers and senor Aksel Laudon finished sixth (7:42.03) and received 3 points.
student in the first year Stephen Frank has made a strong start to the decathlon and currently sits second with 3554 points – just 44 points from first – over five events.
The second and final day of the league meeting takes place on Saturday (May 7th), with field events starting at 9:00 am and track events at 1:10 pm