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Brown breaks record in 1,500 – meter race

By Brian Tabakin

Section: Sports

May 19, 2012

In one of the final meets of his collegiate career, Chris Brown ’12 set a new Brandeis record in the 1,500-meter race with a time of 3:43.49 at the New Balance Twilight Meet hosted by Bentley College. Brown’s time was the fastest in all of Division III in the 2012 season by almost three seconds. Additionally, his time was also the sixth-fastest time in the event in Division III history.

With his time, Brown beat Hall of Famer Mark Beeman’s ’85 record of 3:44.9 by a little more than a second and a half. Before Brown surpassed the record, the record had stood for almost 30 years.

In addition to Brown’s record setting performance, Mik Kern ’13 and Alex Kramer ’13 both set personal bests in the 1,500-meter race while Ed Colvin ’14 set a new personal best in the 5,000-meter race.

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