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Track and Field opens outdoor season at Tufts

The Judges track and field teams opened their outdoor season this past Saturday in the Tufts Snowflake Outdoor Classic.

Regan Charie ’19 and Anna Touitou ’22 each qualified for the final in the 100-meter dash. Charie finished fourth in the final with a time of 11.16 seconds. Touitou, who finished sixth in the final, nearly set a personal record in her preliminary when she ran 13.02. Aaron Baublis ’21 finished fifth in the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 16.67 seconds.

Doyin Ogundiran ’19 won the 800-meter run with a mark of 2:15.94, while Aaron Portman ’22 came in seventh place in the men’s 800 with a time of 1:58.46. Lisbeth Valdez ’21 came in ninth in the 800 with a time of 2:21.64 seconds.

Devin Hiltunen ’22 had two top 10 finishes; she came in fifth in the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.97 seconds, and 10th in the 400 with a time of 1:01.06. Patrick Quinlan ’21 finished ninth in the 400 with a time of 52.14 seconds, and Daniel Curley ’20 came in sixth in the 5,000 with a time of 15:49.49.

Andrea Bolduc ’22 ran a 4:56.52 in the 1,500, placing seventh, while fellow Niamh Kenney ’22 came in third in the 5,000 meter, with a time of 18:21.24. Maya Bliss ’19 finished 15th in the 800 with a time of 2:24.44. Bliss and her sister Scarlet Bliss, who runs for Tufts, raced in the same heat, where S. Bliss edged M. Bliss by less than two tenths of a second.

Scott Grote ’19 came in second in the discus throw with a throw of 44.14 meters, less than a meter from the winner. Grote finished sixth in the hammer throw with a throw of 42.99 meters and 12th in the shot put with a throw of 11.75 meters, while Breylen Ammen ’21 came in eighth in the javelin throw with a throw of 49.31 meters. Aaron Corrin ’20 finished third in the pole vault; he cleared 4.10 meters.

Julia Bryson ’19 and Emily Bryson ’19 both competed in the 1500 last Friday at the Raleigh Relays at North Carolina State University. J. Bryson ran a 4:45.39, while E. Bryson ran a 4:28.65, the fastest time of a Division III competitor.

The Judges will compete in the Amherst Invitational this Saturday.

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