Trio Post Qualifying Times at New Balance Invitational



Brendan Johnson, John Pope and Julia Sullivan registered IC4A and ECAC qualifying times to lead the American University indoor track teams at the New Balance Collegiate Invitational on Saturday in New York, N.Y.

Pope and Johnson competed in the 5,000 meter run. Pope ran in the 5,000 meter championship race and finished 11th with a time of 14:30.58, the ninth fastest time in program history. Johnson placed sixth in the 5,000 meter college run with a mark of 14:37.72. Nick Regan also competed in the 5,000 meter championship event and finished 13th in 14:55.25.

A pair of Eagles competed in the men's mile college. Peter Rowe finished 19th with a time of 4:21.63 and Matiss Batarags ran a personal-best 4:22.61 to finish 21st. 

Sullivan registered an ECAC and personal-best mark en route to a sixth place finish in the women's 3000 meter run college. Her time of 9:43.68 was the third fastest in program history. In the 3,000 meter run eastern, Corina Velazco finished 22nd in 10:21.18.

Krystal Foster placed 13th in the 5,000 meter run championship with an 18:04.50, good for the sixth fastest time in program history. In the 800 meter run college, Kelseagh Budris and Anike Oladeji finished 60th and 71st with times of 2:21.34 and 2:25.75, respectively. Both times were good for the sixth and ninth fastest marks at American.

The Eagles will return to the track for the Patriot League Indoor Championships on Friday, Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 22 in Lewisburg, Pa.