March 16, 2014
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Boston University seniors Rich Peters and Monica Adler each posted top-10 finishes in the mile at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships hosted by the University of New Mexico at the Albuquerque Convention Center on Saturday night.
Peters crossed the finish line in fourth place with a time of 4:03.49, less than a second behind the winner, Anthony Rotich of UTEP (4:02.54). It is his second top-five finish in the national final of the mile; he was runner-up in 2012. Peters also competed in the 3,000m run later in the evening but did not finish the race.
Adler came in eighth place with a time of 4:40.87 in the final of her NCAA championship debut. Villanova's Emily Lipari won with a mark of 4:38.82. Adler had the fifth-fastest time in the semifinals on Friday at 4:42.56.
Peters, who was the first male since 2007 to represent the Patriot League at the NCAA Indoor Championships, earned the second-highest finish for any men's competitor in League history at the event and best since Colgate's Ray Appenheimer came in second in the 3,000-meter in 1993. Adler's eighth-place finish was the best for a Patriot League female at the Indoor Championships since Fordham's Lauren Gubicza came in seventh in the 3,000-meter in 1993. Both Peters and Adler won the mile at the Patriot League Indoor Track and Field Championships in February.