18thout of 19 teams – 2 points
HOW IT HAPPENED
Burnes and Steele both turned in season-best times in their events for the Beacons at Tufts University.
Burnes ran an 8.52 in the preliminaries of the 60M, before tying her personal record with a time of 8.41 in the semifinals. In the final, Burnes turned in a time of 8.50 to finish in eighth place.
Annie Appolon (Everett, Mass.) also raced in the 60M and posted a team-best time of 8.47 seconds in the preliminaries. She just missed the finals, as her time of 8.45 seconds was just .04 seconds away from qualifying.
Steele raced to a time of 1:47.11 in her first career 600M race. She finished less than a second out of fifth-place in a loaded field.
Burnes also paced the Beacons in the 400M. She cut over a full second off her season-best time with a mark of 1:02.97.
Freshman Krystal Alvarez (Framingham, Mass.) notched the Beacons' top time in the 200M. She finished in 23rd-place with a time of 28.71 seconds.
Freshman Rebecca Caley (Quincy, Mass.) posted a time of 2:48.17 to earn 23rd-place in the 800M.
Appolon was the lone Beacon to compete in the long jump. She registered a leap of 15-09.75 feet to finish in 11th-place.
The Beacons will travel to the Reggie Lewis Center on Friday and Saturday for the NEICAAA Championships.