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Track and field shine in the field events at Tufts meet

By Zach Cihlar

Section: Sports

February 9, 2018

Brandeis track and field took the short drive to Medford, MA. on Friday, Feb. 2 to test their agility in the Tufts Cupid Challenge hosted by Tufts University. The two-day competition featured a host of events from the heptathlon to tradition track races.

On the men’s side, Jack Allan ’20 was a top performer for the Judges. The sophomore earned a personal best score of 4475 points over all the events, beating his own school record by 145 points. Allan pulled ahead in the competition by finishing strong in the 60-meter dash and the high jump, recording his personal best in both events. The overall score puts Allan in 17th place for Division III in the heptathlon event.

Runner Regan Charie ’19 earned top performances in two separate races—the 60-meter and 200-meter sprints. In the former, Charie ran his season-best in the event with a 7.19 sprint in the first heat and a 7.18 sprint in the final, matching his personal best and vaulting him into fourth place. In the 200-meter event, the Brandeis competitor earned a seventh place finish, with a notable time of 23.10 seconds.

In the field events, Scott Grote ’19 put up a notable performance in the weight throw with a 14.34 meter toss, adding 0.66 meters to his personal record.

For the women, the mile-runners led the pack in top performances of the day. With both Emily Bryson ’19 and Julia Bryson ’19 sitting for this race, captain Kyra Shreeve ’18 led the Judges with a seventh place finish, recording a time of 5:20.18. Just a few spots behind her, rookie Andrea Bolduc ’21 narrowly secured the tenth place spot with her personal best time of 5:24.27.

Leinni Valdez ’21, another of the Judges’ newcomers, recorded a personal best. Her time of 1:40.81 in the 600-meter run was strong enough to earn her the fourth place prize for her performance.

In the field events, Jordin Carter ’18 continued her domination in the weight throw. Putting up a series of strong throws recently, the senior once again built on her school record from last week (14.78 meters), improving her record to 14.91 meters at Tufts. The throw catapulted her to second place in the competition.

Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams will compete in another meet in the Greater Boston Area over the weekend of Feb. 9. when Boston University will host the BU Valentine’s Invitational, another two-day long meet.

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