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Senior Andrew Chalmers led the Hartford men’s track and field team at the Valentine Invitational, hosted by Boston University on Feb. 11, with his record-setting pace in the mile.
Chalmers, a native of Ashland, N.H., posted a time of 4:15.27 in the mile run. That time broke the school record of 4:17.51, set by Chalmers in 2011. Chalmers finished 53rd overall in a field that included five runners breaking the four-minute-mile mark.
“Andy was a second or two behind school record pace with two laps to go,” said assistant coach Mike DuPaul. “He had been working on his sprinting speed the past couple weeks and it paid off as he was able to finish with a very fast 59.5 seconds for his last 400 meters."
According to DuPaul, the middle distance runners are hitting their stride at the right time in the season. Kevin Brandon, John Busque and Jonathan Choiniere each set a personal-best time in the mile at the Valentine Invtational.
Junior Wayne Lawrence posted a time of 2:33.05 in the 1,000-meter run, just .25 seconds off the school record in the distance, which Lawrence set in 2011. Sophomore Andrew Dwyer also set a personal record of 2:33.31 in the 1,000 meters.
Senior Cody Adamson also nearly broke his own school mark in the 60-meter hurdles. His time of 8.89 seconds was just .03 seconds shy of the school record he posted earlier this season at Harvard. Adamson finished 27th overall.
Senior Anderson Emerole turned in the top overall finish for the Hawks, finishing 19th in the 200 meters with a time of 22.71.
The Hawks are back at the BU Track and Tennis Center Feb.17-18 for the America East Championship meet.