Westwood ’16 wins the IC4A 1000-meter title

Isabelle Hinckley, Staff Writer

The men’s track and field team traveled back to Boston University March 5-6 to compete in the IC4A Championships. This meet was an opportunity for the Bison to compete with other schools on the the East Coast outside of the Patriot League.

“We had a very positive meet overall. Though it’s often difficult to perform at your best two weeks after coming off of the Patriot League Championships, I thought our men rebounded really well.” Cole Conte ’16 said.

All eyes were on John Westwood ’16 this weekend as he competed in his last IC4A championship meet. Westwood advanced past the preliminaries of the 1,000-meter with a first-place time of 2:25.03. Westwood beat the time of last season’s victor Andrew Garcia-Garrison ’15 by .33 seconds. He continued to win the 1,000-meter title, crossing the finish line in 2:24.26. Westwood earned individual All-East honors and Bison Athlete of the Week. His performance now ranks fifth in school history.

Other notable performances include Luke Giugliano ’17, who finished second in the 5,000-meter, earning All-East accolades and a new personal record of 14:28.71. Grant Reynolds ’16 finished seventh in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.10. The senior earned All-East honors and now ranks third in program history. Kyle Adams ’18, David Frering ’18, Conte, and Ryan Johnson ’16 finished eighth in the 4×800-meter relay finals with a time of 7:37.49. These four men also earned All-East status.

“IC4As gives our team an opportunity to compete at the regional level and to run against teams from across the northeast. Running the 4×800 and earning an All-East title with my teammates was a nice way to end my indoor track career,” Johnson said.

The Orange and Blue finished 14th overall against 41 other schools. The men scored a total of 23 points.

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