Mar 26, 2016
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Adriana Hooks earned her second win in as many races Saturday when she captured the women's 1,500-meter run at the Maryland Invitational track and field meet at the Kehoe Track Complex.
Hooks ran 4:41.21 to just edge Maryland's Alexa Squirini at the line. Two weeks ago the Eagle freshman bested the field in the 3,000 at the Coastal Carolina Invitational, which opened the outdoor season.
Freshman Ben Doiron earned AU's other first-place finish, as he won the men's 3,000. His time of 8:36.76 was almost five seconds better than Louis Corgliano of Maryland. Tommy Sommer was fifth in that race at 8:44.82.
Alaeldin Tirba was second in a tight finish in the men's 1,500, losing by 0.18 seconds to Andrew Smith of the District Track Club. Tirba ran 3:51.87, trimming nearly six seconds off his mark from two weeks ago. Jim Belfatto was seventh at 3:56.21.
Matthew Rainey (1:54.43 in the men's 800) and Trevor Patton (20-7 in the men's long jump) each got fifth-place finishes. Patton's mark in the long jump was fifth on AU's all-time list.
American also had strong finishes in the women's 400, as Brianna Belo was sixth in 57.59. Anike Oladeji had a career-best 1:00.03 to move from eighth to fifth on the Eagles' all-time list, and fellow senior Kelseagh Budris cracked the top-10 at AU and moved into ninth with a mark of 1:02.15.
AU is scheduled to compete next at the Colonial Relays next weekend at William & Mary.