Feb. 11, 2012
BOSTON – The BU Valentine Invitational provided the stage for Boston College men’s track and field freshman Jon Vaughn to run the second fastest 60-meter dash in school history on Saturday. The rookie out of Canton, Mass. blazed the track in 7.15 seconds, the swiftest time by an Eagle since Jonathan Ordway set the school record of 6.89 in 2000.
Sophomore Joseph Stuart also broke into the record book with a 200-meter time of 22.34. The mark goes down as the fourth fastest indoor 200-meter dash in Eagles history and qualified Stuart for the New England Championship.
BC posted a total of four IC4A and three New England qualifying standards.
Two IC4A times came in the 1,000-meter run. Freshman Tim Ferris was clocked in 2:28.89, taking third place in section two, and was followed immediately by sophomore Joe McConaughy in fourth at 2:29.04.
Sophomore Kellen MacDonald qualified for the IC4A meet when he led the Eagles with a personal record of 1:53.48 in the 800-meter contest. Junior Nahed Lakkis posted a New England standard of 1:55.52 out of the seventh section and second year Kyle Nelson narrowly missed the regional meet with a 1:56.06, both were personal bests.
Junior Louis Serafini lowered his IC4A standard by running a 4:10.86 mile, taking ninth in section two. Classmate Jack Linehan delivered a 4:15.91 to take third in section eight and qualify for the New England meet.
BC’s final New England standard came from the 4x400-meter relay contingent of Stuart, Connor O’Neill
, Pat Daly
and MacDonald. The troop took fifth out of section two in 3:21.13.
Boston College will not compete again until hosting the ACC Indoor Championship from Feb. 23-25 at the Reggie Lewis Center.