Purnell Takes Eighth in 3,000 Meter Race at IC4A Championships

Purnell Takes Eighth in 3,000 Meter Race at IC4A Championships

Tom Purnell took eighth in the 3,000 meter race at IC4A's Sunday (Brian Panoff).

BOSTON - Junior distance runner Tom Purnell represented the Harvard indoor track and field team in a strong way Sunday, posting an eighth-place finish in the 3,000 meter run at the 2015 IC4A Championships hosted by Boston University.

Purnell clocked in at 8:14.46, his second-fastest time this year. Georgetown's Collin Leibold won the event, which featured 32 competitors. 

The indoor season comes to a close next weekend with sophomore thrower Nikki Okwelogu competing at the NCAA Championships in Fayetteville, Arkansas in the shot put.