EASTON, Pa. -
Highlighted by two gold medal victories by David Oluwadara
and a record-setting performance by Justin Flynn
, the Boston University men's track & field team finished fourth at 2018 Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championship which concluded Saturday at Lafayette College.
Flynn broke the BU 100m dash record with a blistering time of 10.45 while Oluwadara took home gold in both the triple jump and long jump. The Terriers finished with four gold medals overall and a total of 84 points, behind 2018 PL Outdoor Champion Navy (281 points), runner-up Army West Point (217) and Bucknell (114.5).
2018 Patriot League Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Location: – Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex, Easton, PA
Results: Mitchell Timing
• Graduate student Justin Flynn
had an amazing performance in the 100m dash. Flynn won the prelims on Friday, finishing first with an incredible (but wind-aided) time of 10.39 to qualify for the finals. On Saturday, Flynn won gold with a time of 10.45. The time broke the BU school record of 10.48 set by both Cam Williams (2015) and Johann Jack (1998).
• On Friday, graduate student David Oluwadara
won gold in the long jump on his final attempt, jumping 7.35 meters (24' 1.50") to finish ahead of second-place Nicholas Lombardo from Bucknell (7.18m).
• Competing in the triple jump on Saturday, Oluwadara also won gold, finishing first with a jump of 15.14m (49'8.25"). The victory was the third-straight PL title in the triple jump for Oluwadara.
• Paul Luevano
had an excellent championship. He won gold in the 1500m run, coming from behind in dramatic fashion with a time of 3:47.48 to beat second place Keagan Smith of Army (3:48.91). Later on Saturday, Luevano finished second in the 5000m with a time of 14.27.69 to win silver.
• Greg Pelose
had a strong performance in the 3000m steeple, winning bronze with a time of 9:09.04 and setting a new personal best.
• The 4x100m relay team of Justin Flynn
, Chiebuka Onwuzurike
, Jordan Love
and Nikolas Smith
finished third with a time of 40.07 to win bronze.
• Competing on Friday, Cameron Nurse
qualified for the 200m dash finals with a time of 21.24 but could not start on Saturday due to an injury.
1. Navy -281
2. Army West Point - 217
3. Bucknell - 114.5
4. Boston U. - 84
5. Lehigh - 64.5
6. Lafayette - 52
7. Holy Cross - 21
8. American - 12
9. Colgate - 10