M. Track and Field Competes at BU Valentine Invitational
Feb. 9, 2014
BOSTON, Mass. – The Boston College men’s track and field team had a strong performance at the 2014 BU David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University Friday and Saturday. Assistant Coach Tim Ritchie also competed for the Boston Athletics Association club team, finishing third in the 3k in 7:56, earning a USA champions qualifier.
The Eagles were led by their 4x400m team, which finished fifth overall with a time of 3:16.73, meeting the IC4A qualifying standard and good for the second-fastest time in Boston College history. Connor O’Neill anchored the relay with a 48.6 final leg.
Boston College had two more IC4A qualifiers, as both Tim Ferris (1:53.38) and Ryan Cooney (1:54.39) hit the mark in the 800m. Ferris and Cooney both accomplished their personal best times in the race. The personal records continued in the 400m as both Darren James (49.27) and O’Neill (49.41) put up their best times. James has the fastest time in the 400m for the Eagles this season.
The Eagles continued their success in the 200m, as four teammates ran under 23.6: Daniel Ashenden (22.85), Neil Thakker (22.99), Owie Agbontaen (23.39) and Mitchell McGinty (23.55). McGinty ran his personal record in the race.
Junior Kellen MacDonald returned to the track after three months off due to injury, and crossed the line at 1:06.65 in the 500m.
Boston College will be back in action for the BU Scarlet an White Invitational on Feb. 15.