Bulldogs in Beantown A recap of MSU's Boston takeover

Mississippi State's track & field program invaded Boston, Mass. over the weekend for a four-day stretch that included two meets in the area. They began Friday at the Crimson Elite hosted by Harvard, and moved to the Scarlet and White Invitational hosted by Boston University Friday night and Saturday.

It was total domination from the onset.

The Bulldogs stayed in the Sheraton Commander Hotel, located in downtown Cambridge, Mass. Just a short walk away from the beautiful campus of Harvard, the team elected to experience the city first hand and walk over to Boston.

Once they arrived on campus, MSU took some time to familiarize themselves with the facility.

It was a school day back home in Mississippi, and Bulldog student athletes made sure they were up to date on their class work.

The MSU women stole the show on the first day, winning six of the eight events they competed in.
The distance medley relay team of Ffion Price, Alon Lewis, Charlotte Cayton-Smith and and Rhianwedd Price obliterated the Mississippi State record Friday night, posting a time of 11:10.63. That mark is currently the eighth-best in the nation and No. 2 in the SEC.
Logan Boss continued her winning ways, winning her second high jump competition in three tries in 2017.
Freshman Alexis Farley catapulted her way into the MSU record books, leaping 12.57m in the triple jump which is the fifth best mark in school history and 5th nationally among freshmen.

Brianna Smith won the weight throw and set a personal-best while she was at it. Her toss of 19.83m is the second-best in Bulldog history, breaking a record she already owned.

Tiffany Flynn took home first place in three different events on the weekend, including the long jump on Friday, and the 60m hurdle and triple jump Satuday.

Saturday the Bulldogs moved over to Boston University and the Scarlet and White Invitational, where the women ran away with a first place team victory after posting a score of 111 points. The men finished fifth overall, despite not competing in several of the scored events.

Mia Meydrich finished as the top collegiate runner in the 3000m and set a school record time of 9:18.13. A late surge helped her set the second best time in the SEC this season.
Meydrich wasn't the only Bulldog to perform well in the 3000m, as Antonia Hehr and Shannon Fair each set personal bests. The Bulldogs went 2, 4 and 5 in the event.
Willie Reed set a personal best mark of 8.01 seconds in the 60m hurdle in a victory. It was the third-straight hurdle race in which he has PR'd.
Alon Lewis won her prelim of the 800m on a remarkable final 25m finish after trailing nearly the entire race. Her time of 2:11.02 was a personal best.
Rasheed Tatham won the 400m dash with a time of 47.39, which was a personal best and is currently 15th in the SEC

The Bulldogs will be making their second trip to Nashville of the season this weekend, as they prepare for the Music City Challenge. For more information on the Bulldog track and field program, be sure to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and join us on Instagram by searching "HailStateTF". You can also find all access coverage by searching "HailStateSnap" on SnapChat.

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