BOSTON, Mass. – The Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships got underway with the women’s pentathlon and four events of the men’s heptathlon Friday at Boston University’s Track and Tennis Center.
Alexis Auman recorded a top-10 program mark in the pentathlon, accumulating 3,315 points to finish sixth in a field of 13 athletes. She posted a first-place finish in the long jump with a leap of 17-4 ¼, while setting personal-records in the 60 hurdles (9.35), the 800m (2:29.75), along with the high jump (5-1 ¼) and shot put (28-11 ¼) events.
Isabella Bjorkeson added to the Bison team score, finishing seventh with 3,205 points, which is also a top-10 program effort. She recorded a personal-best in the shot put (29-1 ¼) and the long jump (17-1 ½). Sarah Cassidy of Lehigh won the event, tallying 3,511 points.
On the men’s side, Grant Smith has accumulated 2,600 points and sits in third-place with three events to go. He set personal-records in the 60m (7.48), the long jump (20-8), the high jump (5-10) and the shot put (40-0 ½).
Adam Mszanski is in sixth with 2,465 points. He won his heat in the 60m with a time of 7.46, a new personal-record, while recording personal-bests in the long jump (20-9 ¼) and the shot put (30-6 ¼). Lehigh’s Trevor Knowles, the reigning Patriot League champion, is in first-place with 2,923 points.
The league championships resume Saturday morning at 8:45 a.m. with the conclusion of the men’s heptathlon. Field events will begin at 11 a.m. and the running events at 1 p.m. The meet will conclude on Sunday, with the final day being streamed live on the Patriot League Network.