BOSTON, Mass. - Akua Obeng-Akrofi posted a personal best effort to take the tape in the 200m run during the IC4A/ECAC Championships, this weekend at Boston University.
The junior advanced to the final with a 24.25 second effort during the prelim. Obeng-Akrofi turned it on in the final, posting the third fastest time in school history at 23.92, edging Bria Sanders from Rutgers, who claimed second in 23.93.
Along with Obeng-Akrofi, the women's team posted several additional personal bests, including Sydney Petersen's 56.63 run in the 400m, and Bianca Alonzo and Jillian Murray going 2:11.48 and 2:11.93, respectively, in the 800m run.
The women also scored points at the meet from the DMR team of Alonzo, Iman Sule, Murray and Katie Wasserman, who took fifth place in 11:46.73, while Abigail Sharkey claimed sixth in the pole vault at 3.70m (12'1.5").
In the men's meet, Daniel Igbokwe improved on his school record in the triple jump. The rookie finished sixth place at 15.17m (49'9.25) to post three points for the Lions.