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Track and field shine as season nears end

By Brian Tabakin

Section: Sports

April 27, 2012

In a meet featuring 16 teams at the Eric Loeschner Invitational, hosted by Fitchburg State University, both the Judges men’s and women’s track and field teams recorded stellar performances. The men finished with six great times to earn 46 points and fourth place while the women earned 49 points and fifth place.

For the men, sprinter Vincent Asante ’14 gave Brandeis its first top-three performance of the day, finishing third in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.79 seconds, only .07 seconds off the pace of first place. With his finish, Asante beat his previous best and moved up to seventh in the UAA in the event.

Distance runner Alex Kramer ’13 had the best performance at the meet for the Judges. He came in first place in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:00.96. The closest competitor to Kramer was almost two seconds behind him. Ed Colvin ’14 finished third in the same event with a time of 4:03.1, .07 seconds off the pace of second place, giving the Judges two of the top three finishes in the event.

Kensai Hughes ’14 kept up the Judges’ success, earning a third-place finish in the high jump with a distance of 6.11 meters. Viet Tran ’15 rounded out the individual events for the Judges, coming in fourth in the triple jump with a distance of 12.42 meters. Tran’s performance vaulted him into ninth place in the UAA in the triple jump.

Finally, in the 4×100 relay race, the team came in third place with a time of 44.48 seconds.

On the women’s side, Kristi Pisarik ’15 set the tone for the Judges with a time of 2:29.41 to earn second place in the 800-meter race, the first event of the day. Amelia Lundkvist ’14 dominated the 1,500-meter race with a time of 4:50.88, earning her first place. Her time was almost six seconds faster than all other competitors. In the same event, Victoria Sanford ’14 finished only .08 seconds off the pace of second place with a time of 4:56.29. Erin Bisceglia ’13 was nipping at Sanford’s heels, finishing in fourth place with a time of 4:57.95, while Ali Kirsch ’15 rounded out the Brandeis competitors in the event with a time of 5:04.92, earning a sixth place finish.

In the field events, Lily Parenteau ’12 earned third place in the high jump with a jump of 1.58 meters. Her vertical beat her previous season best and moved her into sixth place in the event in the UAA. Kim Farrington ’13 earned a third-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 10.86 meters, moving her into fourth place in the UAA. Finally, Brittany Bell ’13 secured some points for the Judges with a 5.11-meter leap in the long jump that moved her into ninth place in the UAA.

Additionally, during the weekend two Judges’ runners also competed in the Princeton Larry Ellis Invitational. Distance runner Chris Brown ’12 competed in the 1,500-meter race, finishing with a time of 3:47.94. His time was good enough to win his heat and netted him a 19th-place finish in a field of mostly Division I opponents. His time was first among all Division III competitors at the event, was the second-fastest time in the UAA this season and was the third-fastest time in Division III this season. Distance runner Kate Warwick ’12 competed in the 5,000-meter race, finishing with a time of 17:29.17, earning her a 40th-place finish. Her time was the sixth-fastest in the UAA this season and was the 27th fastest time in Division III this season.

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