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Men, women place at track tournament

By Ariel Wittenberg

Section: Sports

January 21, 2011

At their annual Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational, the Brandeis men’s indoor track and field team had three victories and placed third overall while the Brandeis women’s indoor track and field team won four events to finish in second place out of five teams.

The only multiple winner of the day for Brandeis men’s was rookie Vincent Asante ’14 who won the 55-meter dash with a time of 6.62 seconds after running a 6.59 in the preliminary heats. Asante also captured the 200-meter dash in 23.57 seconds. Charlie Pino ’12 also earned points for the Judges in those two events, placing second in the 200 (23.90 seconds) and third in the 55 (6.85 seconds).

Brandeis’ other win on the men’s side came in the 3,200-meter relay, where the team of Alex Kramer ’13, Mik Kern ’13, Taylor Dudas ’14 and Chris Brown ’12 turned in a time of 8:19.34, a full 30 seconds ahead of the second-place squad from the University of Southern Maine.

Southern Maine topped the field with 170 points, 10 ahead of Amherst, while Brandeis tallied 111 points.

The Brandeis women were successful in distance and field events. Grayce Selig ’11 took the 3,000-meter run in 9:50.01, setting a school indoor record. Marie Lemay ’11 took the mile run with a time of 5:13.51.

Lucia Capano ’11 had a fine overall meet, scoring in three events. Capano won the triple jump with a distance of 10.96 meters (35 feet, 11½ inches) and came in third in the long jump (4.82 m, 15-9¾) and in the 55-meter dash (7.80 seconds). The Judges’ final win came in the high jump where Lily Parenteau ’12 won at a height of 1.60 meters (5 feet, 3 inches).

Amherst won the meet on the women’s side with 190 points, while Brandeis came in second with 96.

The Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational is named after Brandeis runner Reggie Poyau, who drowned in May, 2003, while studying abroad in Senegal.

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