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Indoor track finishes with strong performances

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January 28, 2011

The Brandeis men’s and women’s indoor track teams travelled into Cambridge on Sunday for the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational. While the Judges didn’t walk away with any first place finishes, several strong performances ensured that the trip was a success.

Grayce Selig ’11 continued her unparalleled Brandeis career with a third-place finish in the mile run, finishing less than three seconds behind the winner with a time of 4:57.99. In the process, she set the new top time for the UAA this season, a mark that had previously been held by… Grayce Selig.

Two other athletes found their way to the podium for the women’s team. Hannah Lindholm ‘11 ran a strong 10:48.48 in the 3000 meters, good for third place and only .28 seconds away from the lead, and Casey McGown’s [‘13] 1:01.86 gave her third in the 400-meter dash.

Other top ten finishers for the Judges included Lily Parenteau ‘12 (7th in the high jump, 1.57m), Lucia Capano ‘11 (T-9th in the long jump, 4.77m; 5th in the triple jump, 10.72m) and Kim Farrington ‘13 (8th in the triple jump, 10.23m).

The men weren’t as successful, with only one athlete finishing in a podium position. Chris Brown ‘12 had the best Brandeis finish of the meet, taking second in the 800-meter dash in 1:58.04.

The Judges got top ten results from Vincent Asante (7th in the 60-meter dash, 7.13) and Alex Kramer (4th in the mile run, 4:20.59).

Brandeis got some good news on Tuesday when Grayce Selig was named a UAA Runner of the Week on the strength of her GBTC performance, which was cited as fastest mile run this year in the NCAA Division III. This marked the second such honor for Selig this year.

Both the men’s and women’s teams are back in action today at the BU Terrier Classic, which runs through Jan. 29th.

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