Feb. 24, 2012
BOSTON, Mass. – With the multi-event competitions resolved, the track and field events got underway on day two of the 2012 ACC Indoor Championship at the Reggie Lewis Center. The women earned the bronze medal in the distance medley, grad Hope Krause took sixth in the 5,000-meter run and saw red-shirt senior Caroline King (800m) and freshman Liv Westphal (mile) advance to their respective finals, finishing the day with nine points. Graduate Jon Bogosian took eighth in the men’s high jump, scoring the men's first points at the meet (0.50).
Westphal advanced to the final of the women’s mile. The Limoges, France native ran a 4:53.71 to qualify out of heat two. Westphal can become BC’s first All-ACC in the women’s mile with a third place finish or better in tomorrow’s final at 12:10 p.m. With the top three from each heat, plus the next four fastest times moving on the final, freshman Kathy O’Keefe (4:54.45) and senior Heather Garcia (4:54.96) were the first competitors to miss the cut.
C. King, the defending ACC Indoor and Outdoor 800m Champion, made her first appearance of the season. In the first heat of the half mile, the Scotia, N.Y. native sat in third before making a move just ahead of the final break to take second and advance to the final in 2:07.26.
Krause went out with the pack, waiting until the final 200 meters to break past two Florida State athletes to move into sixth. The New Canaan, Conn. native hit the line in 16:36.34, the fifth fastest 5,000-meter time in school history. Sophomore Elizabeth O’Brien broke the 17-minute marker for the first time in her career (16:59.58) and junior Moira Kenny delivered a big PR of 17:20.75, taking second in the first heat. All three were ECAC qualifiers.
The DMR of O’Keefe (3:33.61), sophomore Claire Bingham
(58.05), junior Erin McKenna
(2:11.56) and senior Jillian King
(4:42.31) earned the women their second straight medal in the event. After a tight first three legs, J. King made her move with about 150 meters of track left, getting edged at the line by North Carolina for third in 11:25.52.
Molly O’Dea lowered her personal best times in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes. The sophomore busted out New England standards of 7.85 and 25.28.
On the men’s side, Bogosian scored the only points of the day. After having never cleared an opening height at the conference meet, the Boylston, Mass. native left plenty of room over the bar on his first two attempts. Bogosian went on to tie for eighth with a height of 1.99m (6-6.25 ft.).
Freshman Tim Ferris paced four Eagles in the mile with a personal record of 4:18.11. Junior Jack Linehan (4:20.79), sophomore Joe McConaughy (4:22.78) and freshman Brian Wolff (4:23.06) followed in their respective sections.
Senior Brian Smith led the Eagles in the quarter mile, coming around in 50.66 of heat one, while sophomore Bradley Noss hit the line in 51.02. The top eight advancing to the final all ran 49.22 or quicker.
On the straightaway, freshman Jon Vaughn posted a 7.13, one-thousandth of a second shy of his 60-meter PR, and senior Kellen Foley crossed in 7.24.
Freshman Pat Daly turned in a New England qualifying time of 1:55.76 to lead the Eagles in the half mile. Junior Kyle Nelson narrowly missed his PR, running a 1:56.09, and classmate Nahed Lakkis submitted a 1:57.98.
Sophomore Joseph Stuart was clocked at 22.70 in the 200-meter dash, a New England qualifier, pacing Vaughn (23.06) out of heat five. Foley also contest the event, running a 23.01 in heat four.
Senior Jack Shannon led the Eagles 5,000-meter contingent in 15:23.53. Classmate Akash Chougule posted a 15:28.66, with the other BC competitors DQ-ed.
Freshman Collin Fedor led off for the men’s DMR in 3:06.42, joined by sophomores Connor O’Neill (50.37) and Kellen MacDonald (1:54.89) before handing off to junior Louis Serafini (4:14.57) for the anchor leg. BC came around in 10:06.23, taking 11th place in a heated race.
The ACC will broadcast Saturday’s action live on theacc.com beginning at noon. The men’s shot put will open the final day of competition at 11 a.m. The men’s mile final will kick things off on the track at 12 p.m. To view the live stream or keep up with the latest results, please click here.