Terriers Host Scarlet & White Invitational on Saturday

Williams breaks own school record in the 200m, Terriers record 7 top ten finishes

The Boston University men's and women’s track & field teams hosted their annual Scarlet and White Invitational on Saturday at the Track and Tennis Center. The event was the second in two day for the teams as the Terriers also competed in the Harvard Crimson Elite Meet on Friday.

BU posted seven top-10 finishes, led by sophomore Cameron Williams who finished 3rd and broke his own school record in the 200m dash with a time of 21.18. Williams’ previous record was 21.20.

In the pole vault competition, senior Nikolaos Farmakidis took first place with a vault of 5.10 meters. The win was the second in two days for Farmakidis who took first in the Harvard Crimson Elite meent on Friday with a vault of 4.81 meters.

Junior David Lagerberg  took second in the 400m with a time of 47.03, a personal best, in a field of 45.

In the shot put competition, junior Young Guang  took 6th with a throw of 13.83 meters while sophomore James Barnett finished 9th with a 13.34m effort.

On the women’s side, the Terriers were led by junior Sophie Jancsurak who finished in 6th place in the 60m hurdles with a time of 8.95 in a field of 33.

Senior Gemma Acheampong  placed 8th in the women’s 200m dash with a time of 24.41 in a big field of 111.

The Terriers will next compete at the David Hemery Valentine Invitational on Feb. 13 (women's) & 14 (men’s) at BU’s Track and Tennis Center. On Valentine’s Day weekend,  Boston University Track & Field, Cross Country, Friends, Family and Alumni are all invited back to Boston for an alumni weekend to celebrate generations of Terriers. BU will honor Terrier great David Hemery by naming the BU Valentine Invitational in his honor and will induct the first class of the BU Track and Field Wall of Honor.

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