WASHINGTON - The American University track & field team closed out its regular season at the historic Penn Relays on Saturday with a record-book performance by the women's 4x800-meter relay team.
The foursome of seniors Jude Mabone and Brianna Belo, and sophomores Kaitlyn McTernan and Arianna Lopez highlighted the weekend's events with a fifth-place finish in the women's 4x800m relay, crossing with the fifth-fastest time in AU history (9:09.66).
The Eagles opened the three-day meet on Thursday with a pair of individual performances in the men's 5000m run. Senior Alaeldin Tirba led the pair with a 46th-place finish in 14:36.51 followed by Ben Doiron in 58th (15:00.32).
The men's distance medley rounded out the weekend's performances with a 15th place finish. The squad of Tirba, junior Trevor Patton, freshman Chris Tibbetts and senior Matthew Rainey timed through with a final time of 10:11.00.
The Eagles will open the championship season with the Patriot League Outdoor Championships, hosted by Lafayette in Easton, Pa., on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5. For the latest on American Track & Field, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_TrackXC.