Four men and a selection of women traveled to Boston University (BU) on Friday, Jan. 27, to participate in the John Thomas Terrier Invitational Classic, an annual meet honoring John Thomas, a BU alumnus and professional high jumper.
Fourth-year Grace MacLean led all Black Bears as she placed ninth out of 78 runners in the 60-meter hurdles. Her time of 8.86 seconds is one of her best times in that event. In her sophomore year, MacLean ran the 60-meter hurdle in 8.81 seconds, a time good enough to secure her first place in the New England Championships at BU.
Her teammate, third-year Kaitlin Saulter, placed 29th out of 129 runners in the 800-meter run. Her time of 2:15.26 was four seconds slower than her time last year in the New England (NEICAAA) Indoor Championships when she ran a 2:11.20 in the 800. That was a time good enough to give her a first place victory in the tournament.
On the men’s side, third-year Mozai Nelson raced against 83 other runners in the 60-meter dash. His time of 7.07 earned him 19th place. Nelson also raced in the 200-meter dash with 161 other runners. Nelson placed 49th with a time of 22.41.
Third-year Benjamin Davis joined teammate Nelson in the 60-meter dash. His time of 7.17 put him in 29th place. Davis also placed 61st in the 200-meter with a time of 22.52.
Fourth-year Jesse Orach ran to a 22nd place finish in the 3,000-meter race with a time of 8:19.23. He competed against 94 other competitors in that event.
Fourth-year Jacob Johns placed 50th out of 182 runners in the one-mile event with a time of 4:18.49. Fourth-year Adam Palamar of Syracuse University ran a 3:57.39 mile to secure first place in the event.
The Black Bear team will rejoin with the rest of their teammates to attend a meet at Dartmouth on Saturday, Feb. 4.