Dec 06, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – American University's distance medley relay team opened the 2014-15 indoor track season in style Saturday by winning its event to highlight Eagle performances at the Navy Invitational.
Alaeldin Tirba, Terrell Green, Liam Purdy and Nick Regan went 10:18.91 to comfortably beat Navy and Morgan State.
Sophomore Brendan Johnson picked up AU's best individual finish of the day, placing fourth in the 1,500 meters. He ran 4:04.04 in his first 1,500 of the season.
American got three top-10 finishes in the 3,000, as Joshua Ellis was fifth (8:29.24), freshman Jim Belfatto was seventh in his collegiate debut (8:40.07) and Peter Rowe was eighth (8:41.64).
Green also had a solid collegiate debut, leading his teammates with a 12th-place finish in the 800 at 1:58.15. Samuel Doud, also a freshman, was 10th in the 5,000 at 15:49.32.
American will return to Navy's Wesley Brown Field House for its next competition on Jan. 10, 2015.