Track's Kardonsky Ties One Record, Nearly Sets Another at BU on Saturday

Anthony Kardonsky tied Tufts' indoor 200 meters record today

BOSTON - Junior Anthony Kardonsky tied the Tufts University men's indoor track & field record in the 200 meters and was just 0.01 behind the 60-meter dash mark at Boston University's John Thomas Terrier Classic on Saturday.

Kardonsky's time of 21.91 seconds in the 200 tied Tufts' record originally set by Graham Beutler in 2014. Kardonsky's mark was 10th out of 114 finishers in the race at BU. The meet featured entries from Division I, II and III teams, as well as club competitors. The 21.91 time was ranked ninth for Division III nationally as of 5 p.m. Saturday afternoon. The mark was Kardonsky's fastest ever for the indoor 200, topping a 22.32 he recorded at the 2016 All-New England meet at BU when he was a freshman. 

In the 60-meter dash today, Kardonsky ran a time of 6.96 seconds in the final that fell just shy of the 6.95 school record set by Blake Coolidge last year. Kardonsky had been one of nine qualifiers for the finals in the event at BU by running a 7.03 in the preliminaries. His 6.96 final was fourth at the meet, and ranks 10th nationally. His 7.01 in the 60 dash at Bowdoin last weekend had been his previous career best.

Senior co-captain Drew DiMaiti also had a good day at BU on Saturday. In the 400 meters, he posted a 49.05 that was 15th out of 101 in the meet and ranks eighth in Division III. The mark was just 0.15 off his personal best of 48.90 from last season. DiMaiti joined Kardonsky in the BU 200 and ran a 22.32, his career best and 29th at the meet. It's the #31 mark in the nation.

The rest of the Jumbo team was competing at the Branwen Smith-King Invitational at home on Saturday.