Women's Track & Field Returns To Action At Branwen Smith-King Invitational

Women's Track & Field Returns To Action At Branwen Smith-King Invitational

MEDFORD, Mass.—Olivia Burnes (Paxton, Mass.) and Brianna Steele (Rutland, Mass.) each recorded eight-place finishes, to lead UMass Boston women's track & field at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational. 

THE BASICS 

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. 

Freshman Alanna Olton (Stoneham, Mass.) and sophomore Katie Olson (Marshfield, Mass.) each competed in the 60M hurdles. Olton finished 10th with a time of 10.21, while Olson came in at 10.57. 

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. 

WHAT'S NEXT 

The Beacons will travel to the Reggie Lewis Center on Friday and Saturday for the NEICAAA Championships.