Patriot League Release | Biesma Interview
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -
Senior Jason Biesma
of the Boston University men's track & field team was selected Patriot League Field Athlete of the Week, the league announced on Tuesday.
Competing at the UConn Multi Event Challenge held on Thursday and Friday, Biesma broke the Boston University school record in the heptathlon and finished third in a field of 18. Biesma's 4,902 points broke former Terrier Rich Haigh's record of 4,858 set back in 2010.
The Shawnee, Kan. native's best event was the long jump in which he finished tied for third with a leap of 7.01 meters, a new personal best. Biesma's previous best performance in the heptathlon came at last seasons' IC4As when he totaled 4,847 points. Biesma currently leads the Patriot League in the heptathlon by almost 300 points and is ranked 22nd in the nation.
The Terriers will next compete at the BU Multi-Team Meet at the TTC on Saturday, Jan. 18.