Budris, Hooks Lead AU at Colonial Relays

Budris, Hooks Lead AU at Colonial Relays

WILLIAMSBURG, Va.Kelseagh Budris and Adriana Hooks posted ECAC-qualifying marks in their races this weekend to highlight American University track performances at the Colonial Relays, hosted by William & Mary.

Budris ran 4:31.74 in the seeded section of the women's 1,500-meter run. Budris, an Eagle senior, finished 16th in a strong field but ran the fourth-best time ever at American.
 
Hooks, continuing her breakout freshman season outdoors, placed 14th in a national-level field in the women's 5,000, with her time of 17:10.46 ranking fifth all-time at AU.
 
Sophomore Brianna Belo ran 2:15.17 in the women's 800, just a second off her career best.
 
Belo and Budris combined with Judy Maboné and Anike Oladeji to run 12:02.20 and place fourth in the women's distance medley relay. The time was only four seconds off the school record in that event.
 
For the men, sophomore Jim Belfatto had a season-best and IC4A-qualifying mark in the men's 1,500, going 3:55.25 in the seeded section. Sophomore Alaeldin Tirba ran 3:57.15 in that event.
 
Ben Doiron, Chandler Ross, Matthew Rainey and Tirba scored for American in the 4x1500 relay, placing third in 15:56.24, running with a quartet that included three freshmen and a sophomore.
 
American is scheduled to run next Saturday at the Mason Spring Invitational at George Mason.