Marist Track & Field Ready For Valentine Invitational

POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – The Marist track & field teams are set for this weekend’s David Hemery Valentine Invitational meet hosted by Boston University. The Red Foxes are returning to a facility at which they’ve had great success this season. At the John Thomas Terrier Classic two weeks ago Marist set 19 new personal records in various events.

This weekend the women will compete on Friday with 20 student-athletes in 10 different events. The men will compete on Saturday with 16 student-athletes in a total of eight events. On both days the first race is set to go off at 9 a.m.

  • Adele Alexander took home first place in the 3,000-meter run and set a new indoor personal best time of 10:14.04.
  • Parker O’Brien (5:03.94, 4th) and Sierra Fisher (5:11.37, 5th) finished four-five in the mile run for the Red Foxes. Fisher’s time set a new personal record.
  • Julia Kropo (1:01.09, 16th) and Cailin Horton (1:01.38, 19th) each ran personal bests in the 400-meter dash. Horton also secured a new personal best in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.40 seconds, which was good for a 21st-place finish
  • Competing for the first time this season, Chris Paxis (1:55.74) ran a strong race, securing a third-place finish in the 800-meter run.
  • Christopher Boston made the finals for the 60-meter dash, winning his preliminary heat with a time of 7.05 seconds. Boston finished seventh in the finals with a time of 7.23.
  • Led by Dennis Love (8:55.02, 5th), all three student-athletes in the 3,000-meter run ran personal best times. Mason Mayer (8:57.61, 7th) gave the Red Foxes another scorer in the event and Alexander Pattison finished in 11th with a time of 9:07.46.
  • Jeremy Mbogo gave Marist a top-five finish in the 5,000-meter run setting a new personal record of 15:13.01 and beating his previous PR by nearly 30 seconds. Ryan Wisker (15:40.64, 8th) and Jack Dovaras (15:43.12, 10th) gave the Red Foxes three top-10 finishers as they each set new personal records as well.
  • Following this meet, the Marist track & field teams will have one final tune-up before the MAAC Indoor Championships, traveling to Ithaca, New York for the Cornell Deneault Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 17th.

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