Both the men’s and women’s track and field teams had decent showings at the Tufts Invitational this past weekend. The men finished 16th out of 22 teams while the women finished eighth out of 19 teams.
Despite bringing the fewest runners of any competing team, Brandeis was able to maximize their point totals with outstanding performances in the 1,000-meter and 3,000-meter race. Marc Boutin ’12 finished third in the 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:33.63, just a second off of second place, while Michael Rosenbach ’15 finished sixth with a time of 2:37.55, only two-tenths of a second behind the fifth place finisher. In the 3,000-meter race, Ed Colvin ’14 finished in fourth place with a time of 8:46.28.
In the sprinting events, Vincent Asante ’14 and Kensai Hughes ’14 each barely missed the finals in the 60-meter dash with times of 7.28 seconds and 7.37 seconds respectively.
On the women’s side, sprinter Brittany Bell ’13 led the Judges. She turned in fantastic performances in both the 60- and 200-meter dash. She qualified for the finals in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.13 seconds and then improved her time to 8.03 in the finals to finish in fifth place. Furthermore, Bell completed the 200-meter dash in 26.84 seconds to finish in second place, just four-tenths of a second off the pace for first place.
In the 800-meter race, Ali Kirsch ’15 and Erin Bisceglia ’13 finished in sixth and seventh place with times of 2:25.88 and 2:27.20 respectively. Kim Farrington ’13 and Lily Parenteau ’12 capped off the top performers for Brandeis. Farrington finished fifth in the triple jump with a 34’ 4” effort while Parenteau finished in a tie for third in the high jump with a measure of 4’ 11.75”.
Both the men’s and women’s teams will look to build on their performances this weekend when they travel to Boston University for the Valentine Classic meet.