Syracuse Athletics at Boston University Terrier Invites

Despite waiting an extra day to race thanks to the blizzard that dropped nearly two feet of snow in Boston over the weekend, the Syracuse men’s distance team was red on the track Sunday.

The day started with Joe Dragon running untethered and Nathan Henderson smashing four minutes into the mile. Dragon broke his previous mile PR of 4:14.57 by clocking in at 3:59.19. Nathan Henderson also beat his previous mile PR of 4:00.52 by running a 3:59.43 to get under the barrier.

The two join former Syracuse runner and Team Canada Olympian Justyn Knight in the Under-4 club. Knight still holds the Syracuse men’s indoor mile record with a time of 3:55.82, set in 2018.

Teammates Brody Smith (4:05.22), Noah Beveridge (4:14.35) and Joseph Eovaldi (4:14.89) also ran the mile for the Orange.

In the 3,000 meters, Jack Whetstone (8:17.09) led the Orange team to a 36th place out of 111 runners. Ethan Wechsler (8:19.17) came in 40th, Matthew Dragon (8:58.44) 93rd and Patrick Malone (9:11.35) 104th.

Capping off the extended weekend in Beantown, JP Trojan placed third overall in an 82 field in the 5,000 meters. He lowered his personal best in the event to 13:49.04. As of Jan. 31, Trojan was second in the ACC behind NC State’s JP Flavin (13:47.67). Alex Comerford also had a big night running 14:10.62 to secure seventh place. He is in ninth place in the conference.

The team will travel to New York this weekend for the Columbia Challenge at The Armory.

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