Behind 16 top 10 finishes, the Boston University women’s outdoor track and field team finished 4th out of 13 teams at the Tufts Snowflake Invitational on Saturday, March 29, while the men’s team earned 5th place out of 14 teams. Sophomores Whitney Ford and Casey Jordan, freshman Alexandra Jackson, and juniors Rebecca Marshburn and Kodjo Wilder each clinched first place in their respective events.
Dartmouth won the women’s competition with 196.50 points, followed by Tufts (139.50), Bates (138), and BU (106).
Ford’s 12.59 time in the 100 meters won her first, followed by junior Edwina Clark (13.49, 4) and senior Alyssa Fanucci (13.54, 6). Jackson led the field in the 200 meters with a 26.78 mark, and senior Megan LaBella (30.04) came in 16th. Freshmen Laura Martin (1:03.12) and Amanda Howard (1:04.52) earned third and seventh, respectively, in the 400 meters.
Junior Rebecca Marshburn won the 100-meter hurdles with a 15.45 time, with LaBella following at 18.53 to take 14th. Sophomore Casey Jordan (1:05.09) finished first in the 400-meter hurdles, and junior Rebecca Marshburn (1:10.36) took fourth. BU’s 4×100 meter teams placed first and third, with times of 50.24 and 51.29.
Clark (5.20 meters) and Fanucci (4.84 meters) finished second and fifth, respectively, in the long jump, and sophomore Fiona Romeri (J2.90m) took third in the pole vault. Freshman Jen Fleser earned sixth place in the hammer throw, with a 38.52 meter distance, and LaBella took 12th in the javelin, with a 22.18 meter throw. Freshman Karly Neveu placed third in the high jump with a height of 1.50 meters.
Dartmouth also won the men’s competition, earning 223 points, followed by Tufts (154), Bates (102), Southern Maine (74), and Boston University (54).
Wilder’s 6.50 meter distance won the long jump, while sophomores Logan Moore (4.10 meters) and Jordan Cumper (J3.50m) placed second and eighth, respectively, in the pole vault. Junior Jun Dambara tied for sixth in the high jump, with a J1.76 meter height, and sophomore Jan Bicanic (45.18 meters, 5), freshman Dan Withrow (40.81 meters, 9), and senior Dan Martin (34.83 meters, 14) all placed in the hammer throw.
Junior David Barth placed 17th in the 100 meters, with a 12.27 time, followed closely by sophomore Max Esposito, with a 12.28 mark, in 18th. Senior Keith Buchanan (23.80, 9) placed in the 200 meters, while junior Adam Churey (52.59, 4) and sophomore Jason English (53.86, 10) finished the 400 meters. Junior Joseph Pike (2:09.52) took 16th in the 800 meters, and freshman James Weider (4:19.13) took 8th in the 1500 meters and junior Tom McLean (32:53.49) finished 5th in the 10000 meters.
Junior Jason Nardella (16:00, 6), senior Greg Daggett, Jr. (18.67, 18), and freshman Rich Haigh (18.75, 19) placed in the 110-meter hurdles and sophomore Mark Mazzochette (56.62, 3) finished in the 400-meter hurdles; BU’s 4×100 meter relay team took third, with a 45:45 time.