Track and Field Wins 4 at Navy Invitational

Track and Field Wins 4 at Navy Invitational

Men's Results / Women's Results

The American University men's and women's track and field teams combined to win four events Saturday at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md.

American got off to a strong start in the 800 meter run, winning on both the men's and women's side. Conor Sullivan crossed the line first for the men, posting a time of 1:54.57, while Erin Koch took first for the women in an ECAC qualifying time of 2:10.78. Koch's time set a new personal best and is the second fastest time in school history. Alex Hula also competed in the 800 for the men and placed third in 1:55.88.

The Eagles continued their winning ways in the men's 1,500 meter run and 5,000 meter run. Jeff Brannigan strode to first place in the 1,500 with a time of 3:56.35 and was followed by Craig Brown in second who clocked in at 3:57.66. Mark Allen posted an IC4A qualifying time of 14:33.48 en route to a first-place finish in the 5,000 while Ryan Williams took second in 14:51.38 and Mark Leinenger third in 14:57.26.

Ali Tyburski placed second in the women's 1,500 with a time of 4:46.37. Julia Sullivan and Rachael Wolff, meanwhile, placed fifth and sixth with times of 5:05.04 and 5:06.02, respectively.

The women's 4x400 meter relay team also had a strong showing and took third place. The team of Koch, Tyburski, Sullivan and Ashley Bembry-Kaintuck combined for a time of 4:15.51, the fourth-fastest time in school history.

The men's team finished third in the team standings, posting 57 points, while the women's team also took third with 38 points.

American will return to action Saturday, April 9 when the Eagles take to the track at the Maryland Invitational in College Park, Pa.