Track & Field Clinches Four Event Wins at Navy

Track & Field Clinches Four Event Wins at Navy

Men's Results  //  Women's Results

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Individual wins highlighted the day for the American University track & field team, as four Eagles walked away from the Navy Invite with first-place finishes on Saturday, March 25.

Leading the way was junior Liam Purdy, as he earned his second consecutive event victory with a new personal record (PR) in the 800m run (1:52.93).  Purdy entered the weekend after opening his outdoor campaign with a first-place finish during last week's Maryland Invitational, where he crossed with a new PR of 3:51.53.

Sophomore Trevor Patton was the sole field event competitor for the Eagles.  He led the field in the long jump with a top mark of 6.85m (22-5.75), a jump that would have been good for a PR and the No. 2 finish in school history if not for the 2.2 wind reading.

Junior Alaeldin Tirba was the only other victor out of the men's squad after he led the 1500m field with a final crossing of 3:54.23, just missing his PR from last season (3:51.87).

Junior Brianna Belo highlighted the women's results, finishing just off her school record performance from last season (2:08.23) with a 2:09.67 crossing for first in the field.

The Eagles will be back in action next weekend with the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Va., on Friday (March 31) and Saturday (April 1).  For the latest on AU Track & Field, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_TrackXC.

MEN'S RESULTS
Long Jump - 1. Trevor Patton, 6.85m (22-5.75) (w)

400m Dash - 11. Liam May, 56.12 // 12. Anthony Santana, 58.85 // 13. Matthew Callander, 1:00.19 // 14. Garrett Sooter, 1:04.22
800m Run - 1. Liam Purdy, 1:52.93 PR // 8. Jim Belfatto, 1:58.79 // 10. Justin Dignan, 2:00.57 // 12. Gerard D'Ambrosio, 2:02.48
1500m Run - 1. Alaeldin Tirba, 3:54.23 // 2. Matthew Rainey, 3:54.24 // 4. Benjamin Doiron, 3:58.80 // 9. Tommy Sommer, 4:14.91

WOMEN'S RESULTS
400m Dash - 4. Grace Parke, 1:05.65 // 5. Corina Velazco, 1:09.65 PR
800m Run - 1. Brianna Belo, 2:09.67 // 14. Emily Houghton, 2:29.48 // 15. Kassidy Ayres, 2:30.59 // 18. Jude Mabone, 2:38.24
1500m Run - 3. Adriana Hooks, 4:43.35 // 8. Arianna Lopez, 4:51.43 // 12. Kailee Traficante, 5:03.98 // 14. Katelyn Deibler, 5:09.83 // 18. Kaitlyn McTernan, 5:13.50