Men’s & Women’s Track & Field’s Distance Medley Relays Break Records at BU

Men’s & Women’s Track & Field’s Distance Medley Relays Break Records at BU

Boston, MA --- The distance medley relays broke records Sunday as select members of the WPI men's and women's track & field teams competed at the BU Last Chance Meet.

The women's lineup of senior Emily Newman (Easton, MA), senior Maggie LaRoche (Silverlake, NH), senior Lea Strangio (Watertown, MA) and sophomore Sydney Packard (Georgetown, MA) posted the fourth fastest DMR of the season with a time of 11:47.01 while Middlebury claimed the top spot on the NCAA performance list. Sophomore Tom Hanlon (Derry, NH), senior Warren Staver (Centreville, MD), junior Ryan Wittenberg (Bedford, NH) and graduate student Austin Scott (Waddington, NY) delivered a time of 10:01.16, which is just .19 seconds slower than the current 12th-place team from NYU.

Freshmen Lauren Kaija (Reading, VT) and Ben Steeves (Hollis, ME) each posted PRs in their respective 800-meter run with times of 2:21.15 and 1:56.00, respectively. Sophomore Callie Schadt (Brewster, MA) ran a personal-best 5:15.20 in the mile as freshman Arden Tanner (Ventura, CA) re-established her collegiate best with a 26.29 in the 200-meter dash. Freshman Oliver Thomas (Goffstown, NH) clocked an 8.33 in his 60-meter hurdle prelim and an 8.44 in the final.

On Friday, senior Abby McAdams (Montville, CT) headed to Southern Maine to compete in the pentathlon at the Maine State Open where she finished third with 3,129 points. Highlights include winning the shot put with a heave of just over 35 feet (35-1) and taking second in the high jump by clearing 5-0.25.

Select members of the team head to Tufts Saturday for another last chance qualifier.