William wins men's 200m, Acheampong takes women's 60m in BU Season Opener

The Boston University men's and women's track & field teams began the 2014 indoor season by hosting the BU Season Opener on Saturday at the Track and Tennis Center.

The event did not use a total team points system among the participating schools to determine an overall winner but several Terriers shined in their individual events.

On the men's side, sophomore Cameron Williams finished first in the 200m dash with a blazing time of 21.20, setting a new indoor school record, while freshman Cameron Nurse, making his collegiate debut, finished an impressive fourth in the event with a time of 21.99.

Senior Ethan Knight won the shot put competition with a throw of 16.29 meters while junior Reuben Horace, the defending Patriot League Champion, took second place with a throw of 19.00 meters in the weight throw. In the pole vault competition, senior Nikolaos Farmakidis had the highest vault of the day, winning the event with a 4.80 meter effort.

In the Terriers' final event of the day, the men finished second to Northeastern in the 4x400 relay, coming up short in a very close race by just . 77 seconds.

For the women's team, junior Christy Wood took home first place in the 300m dash for the Terriers. Wood finished with a time of 38.69, .5 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor in the field of 17.

Senior Gemma Acheampong, coming off a breakout junior season, added to her resume by finishing first in the 60m dash with a time of 7.49 seconds and setting a new indoor school record in the process. Sophomore Toria Levy took home third in the 60m hurdles with a time of 19.02.

The men's and women's track teams will be off until January 22 when the Terriers host the Four-Way Meet at the BU Track and Tennis Center.

While there was no overall team scoring for the meet, four division 1 schools participating (BU, BC, NU and Dartmouth) agreed to score head-to-head duel results. (Below)

For full individual results of the BU Season Opener click HERE

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