BOSTON, Mass. – The Lesley University women's track team returned to action and performed well at the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by Boston University at the Terrier's Track and Tennis Center.
Sophomore Kelly Lynch (Topsham, Maine) won her heat in the one mile posting a time of 5:43. Freshman Kimberly Arlen (Manchester, N.H.) crossed just 0.14 ahead of classmate Nicole Footer (Lewiston, Maine) in the race, registering times of 6:31.25 and 6:31.39, respectively. Junior Sydney Altschuler (Durham, Conn.) finished the event in 7:03.90.
Both Footer and Arlen posted personal-best times in 1000-meter, this time with Footer crossing just ahead with a time of 3:51.77 while Arlen posted a time of 3:52.64.
Lynch also paced the Lynx in the 800-meter, coming in at 2:36.82. Altschuler followed Lynch with a time of 3:13.28 while sophomore Sara Campisi (Saco, Maine) finished at 3:27.26. Campisi also ran well as Lesley's lone competitor in the 500-meter, posting a time of 1:39.31.
Senior Coni Bernales (Santiago, Chile) led the way for the Lynx in sprints, posting an 8.53 time in the 60-meter dash before recording a season-best time of 27.72 in the 200-meter.
On the men's side, all four Lesley competitors posted personal-best times in each of their respective races.
Senior Kolin Perry (Reno, Nev.) cruised to a time of 5:39.28 in the one mile before turning in a 2:26.97 result in the 800-meter.
Freshman Gaelon Kolczynski (Yarmouth, Maine) added personal-record times in the 400-meter and 200-meter, coming in at 55.35 and 25.23, respectively.
Fellow freshman Mike Fleming (Cambridge, Mass.) posted a top-30 finish in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.80 before shaving more than one second off his season-best time in the 200-meter, crossing at 25.08.
Both the men's and women's teams will return to Boston University next Saturday, February 13th as they compete in the annual David Hemery Invitational.