Red Fireworks at New Years Eve Meet

Mike U. at BU Mini-Meet #2 Photo: Scott Mason (

The Red Team showed up in full force at the second Boston University Mini-Meet of the ’16-’17 Indoor Track season. Many solid performances were celebrated just hours before we rang in 2017.

Coach Rod has provided his weekly “shout outs,” which recaps some excellent performances in both the mini-meet and Sweet Lou’s 4×1600 relay! 

Congratulations to our Women’s 4 x 1 mile relay team who thoroughly dominated the women’s section of the Sweet Lou 4 x 1 mile relay at the conclusion of the BU Mini Meet #2. 

Alison McCabe led the relay off with a sub 5 minute clocking before handing off to her teammates Ronit Malka, Alexandra Conway, and anchor Aly Ursiny.

Mike Carlone set a big PR in the 3k, finishing in 3rd position with a time of 8:26.58.  This was an improvement of 11 seconds over his previous best!

Yuji Wakimoto came back with a gaggle of his U of Rochester teammates, including Adam Pacheck, and stormed out to a huge lead in his mile heat.  For a while it looked like Yuji found the mile about as easy as he does medical school, blazing to a 2:04 opening half.  However, the fast pace caught up to him a bit, even if the other athletes in his section could not, as he held on for a 4:22.33 win in section 6.

Craig Amato was the overall winner of the 400m, crossing the line in a 50.59.

Jess Teal dipped under 2:10 in the 800m for the first of many expected times this season, hitting 2:09.96!

Victoria Barnaby burst out to a big lead of her own in her section of the 800m, had a tough 3rd lap, but rebounded very well to finish in a shiny new PR in 2:17.79!

It was a like a sea of red in heat 8 of the mile with Chris Blondin, Scott Burger, Aly Ursiny, Kevin Sheehan, and Titus Mutinda   did battle in the mile as they were all in the same heat.  Chris won the heat in a rust busting race for him.  Scott  was next across the line in 4:50.64 while Aly sped from far back to negative split her race in 4:54..40 while Kevin set a season’s best in 4:54.44.  Titus continues to work back to form as well, when he is not coaching his young grandson to be the next great miler, as Titus finished in 5:06

Congratulations to Anthony “Dragon” Crudale who chopped 20 seconds off his season’s best, set just a week ago, as he completed the 3k in 9:54.07.

For complete Mini-Meet results, click here. Complete 4×1600 relay results are available too!