Lyons each take 12th at Division I-heavy Boston Indoor Games

ROXBURY, Mass. - The Wheaton College men's and women's track & field teams each notched 12th-place finishes on Friday at the Division I-heavy Boston Indoor Games in the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center.

The men amassed 22.5 points in the 17-team field, while the women finished with 12, also with 17 squads in the competition.  Host Northeastern University claimed both team titles.

Sophomore Ben Miklovich (New Gloucester, Maine/Gray-New Gloucester) notched Wheaton's top finish, a third-place result in the 200-meter dash in 22.51.  Senior Mark Williamson (Vienna, Va./James Madison) took fourth in the race with a time of 22.63.

Senior Raiyan Banaji (Mumbai, India/American School of Bombay) placed fourth in the 55M dash in 6.59, and freshman Michael Read (Barrington, R.I./Barrington) came in 10th.  Freshman John Wisener (Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood) tied for fifth in the pole vault.

Senior Colin Fahey (Waltham, Mass./Weston) crossed the 1,000M finish line in seventh while joining classmate Nick Kacher (Waltham, Mass./Waltham), sophomore Michael Richard (Chicopee, Mass./Holyoke Catholic) and freshman Nick Emard (Griswold, Conn./Griswold) on the eighth-place 4x800M relay team.  Sophomore Brandon Holmes (Highland Mills, N.Y./Monroe-Woodbury) took eighth in the 55M hurdles.

On the women's side, junior Didine Jusme (Providence, R.I./Classical), who entered the meet with Division III's fastest time in the 55-meter hurdles, posted an NCAA Championship provisional qualifying time of 8.41 in the event, good for fifth and behind four Division I athletes.

Freshman Charmine Bien-Aime (Cambridge, Mass./Cambridge Rindge & Latin School) finished sixth in the 55M dash after placing fourth in the trials, while classmate Ashante Little (Seabrook, N.H./Winnacunnet) also took sixth in the 400M dash.

In the field, junior Ashley Dell'Aira (Shoreham, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River) turned in a seventh-place standing in the triple jump, freshman Mollie Lane (Hanover, Mass./Hanover) tied for ninth in the high jump, and junior Tope Waheed (East Providence, R.I./East Providence)  was 10th in the weight throw.

Wheaton heads to New York City next weekend for the two-day New Balance Collegiate Invitational beginning on Friday in the NYC Armory.

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