Terrier Twelve - #2: Track & Field Teams Enjoy Conference Success and National Recognition

Terrier Twelve - #2: Track & Field Teams Enjoy Conference Success and National Recognition

Aug. 13, 2012

The men’s and women’s track & field teams come in at No. 2 in this year’s Terrier Twelve after the women’s squad claimed the America East indoor championship and both teams garnered national attention throughout the year.

The women’s track & field team had a spectacular indoor season, including the program’s 12th America East Championship. The Terriers led after the first day and never looked back, winning five of 20 events over the two-day event to claim the title. Junior Allison Barwise broke her own conference record in the high jump with a mark of 1.82m and won the Coaches’ Award after she scored more points than any other female competitor. Junior Nikko Brady won the 60m hurdles, senior Shelby Walton was tops in the 200m dash, sophomore Monica Adler won the 1,000m run and sophomore Rosa Moriello was first in the 5,000m run.

Barwise’s successful 2012 continued at the NCAA Championships in March, as she was named a USTFCCCA First Team All-American after she finished fifth in the high jump (1.81m). The outdoor season was even better for the Orange, Conn., native as she was named Most Outstanding Field Performer at the America East Championships. She then hit a mark of 1.87m at the ECAC Championships to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials. At the NCAA Championships, she was named a USTFCCCA Second Team All-American after a ninth-place finish. The USTFCCCA also recognized her as the Northeast Region Field Athlete of the Year.

On the men’s side, the USTFCCCA continued to recognize the Terriers’ success as assistant coach Gabe Sanders was honored as Northeast Region Men’s Indoor Assistant Coach of the Year. Sanders coached his sprinters to five America East titles, as BU was first in the 60m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, 500m dash and 4x400m relay. The Terriers also held the top-four spots in the 200m dash.

The national attention continued for the men’s track & field team after sophomore Rich Peters turned in a historic season. He broke the school record in the mile (3:57.83) and won the event at the America East Championships. His greatest success, however, was a runner-up finish in the mile at the NCAA Championships. He was edged by just 0.12 seconds and earned USTFCCCA First Team All-America honors. Peters was also a First Team All-American during the outdoor season, as he placed sixth in the 1,500m run at the NCAA Championships in June.

On the conference stage, the men’s squad had a successful year. During the indoor season, the Terriers finished second and had a school-record 151.5 points at the America East Championships, with the sprinters accounting for 74 of those points. Junior R.J. Page was named Most Outstanding Track Performer after winning the 60m dash and 200m dash. He also won the Coaches’ Award after earning more points than any male competitor. Senior Tewado Latty won the 400m dash and shis classmate, Joel Senick, won the 500m dash. The 4x400m and 4x800m relay teams also claimed first place.

Page backed up his indoor success with a dominating performance at the outdoor championships. He defended his 100m dash and 200m dash titles, breaking his own America East record in the 200m dash. He was named Most Outstanding Track Performer for the second straight year and also won the Coaches’ Award for the second time in as many years.

The Terrier Twelve

No. 3 - Softball Earns Extra-Inning Win at NCAA Regional
No. 4 - Women's Ice Hockey Wins Hockey East Championship
No. 5 - Swimming and Diving Sweeps America East Championships
No. 6 - Women's Basketball Advances to Postseason
No. 7 - BU Athletics Announces New Field, Programs
No. 8 - Men's Ice Hockey Posts 23 Wins, Qualifies for NCAAs
No. 9 - Women's Lacrosse Wins Sixth AE Regular-Season Title
No. 10 - Field Hockey Finishes Season Ranked 13th
No. 11 - Men's Soccer Claims AE Regular Season Title
No. 12 - Men's Crew Concludes Postseason Run on Grand Note

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