Acheampong Leads Terriers to Second Place at Patriot League Championships

Annapolis, Md. - The Boston University women's track & field team claimed second place at the Patriot League Championship in Annapolis, Md. on Sunday. BU finished with 112.50 points, behind only PL Champion Bucknell (180) and ahead of third-place finisher Lehigh (107). The Terriers won five events and earned 85 of their 112.5 points on Sunday after starting the day in fourth place.

The Terriers were led by senior Gemma Acheampong who won both the 60m and 200m dash events and was named Female Track Athlete of the Year by the Patriot League following the meet. In the 60m, Acheampong ran a hand timed 7.18, which was converted to a mark of 7.44 due to the automatic timing system being temporarily down. Later in the meet, Acheampong also won the 200m with a time of 24.55, well ahead of second-place finisher Brianna Tabin from Holy Cross (24.97).

Senior Rosa Moriello won the 3000m run with a time of 9:47.05, just ahead of second-place finisher Shelby Stableford (9:47.75). It was the second impressive performance for Stableford who, on Saturday, won the 5000m final with a personal best time of 16:53.52.

Also victorious for BU was sophomore Ally Saccone who won the 60m hurdles final with of time of 8.75, ahead of junior Sophie Jancsurak who took third in the event (8.86).

Senior Tessa Runels also had an impressive championship meet for the Terriers, finishing in second place in both the long jump and triple jump.

BU will next host the New England Championships on Feb. 27 and 28 at the Track and Tennis Center.