Men’s track and field finishes third, women’s fifth

April 12, 2019

The Judges continued their outdoor season strong at the Amherst College Spring Fling with the men placing third with 54 points and women places fifth with 30 points. Amherst College won the meet with 152 points and Wheaton College (Massachusetts) won on the women’s side with 94 points.

The top performers throughout the day finished in second place.

On the men’s side, Lorenzo Maddox ’20 finished overall in third place in the 100 meter dash with a time of 11.14 seconds. Jacob Ward ’21 finished close behind Maddox in ninth place, with a time of 11.57.

Regan Charie ’19 also finished in third place in the 200 meter dash, completing the race just over seven tenths of a second after the first place finisher, in 22.74 seconds. Patrick Quinlan ’21 finished in 13th with a time of 23.63.

In the 800 meter run, in his outdoor debut, rookie Jacob Grant ’22 finished in sixth place overall with a time of 2:00.81. Erez Needleman ’20 finished in 12th place with a time of 2:02.78.

Rookie Matthew Driben ’22 placed fourth in the 5000 meter run with a time of 15:35.46, almost 10 seconds faster than this seed time. Dan Curley ’20 was close behind Driben, finishing in fifth place with a time of 15:38.43. Mark Murdy ’21, in his first race all year, finished in seventh place with a time of 15:50.91.

Jack Allan ’20 was one of the top performers on the men’s side, finishing second overall in the 110 meter hurdles with a time of 16.04.

In the 4×100 meter relay, the Brandeis ‘A’ team, which included Maddox, Michael Kroker ’19, Ward and Charie finished in third overall with a time of 44.37. The ‘B’ team, made up of Michael Leung ’21, Aaron Baublis ’21, Kevin Truong ’21 and Aaron Corin ’20 with a time of 45.61.

The Brandeis ‘A’ team, made of Aaron Portman ’22, Needleman, Jacob Grant ’22 and Jacob Judd ’20, in the 4×400 relay placed second with a time of 3:32.17.

On the field side, Corin placed second overall in pole vault with a height of 4.25 meters. Breylen Ammen ’21 finished in fourth place with a height of 4.10 meters.

In the throwing events, Scott Grote ’19 shone. Grote finished fourth in the shot put, with a throw of 12.55 meters. Rookie Jeremiah Fantroy ’22 finished in ninth with 10.49 meters while Charie finished in 10th with 9.30 meters.

Grote also finished fifth in the discus throw with a throw of 37.59 meters, while Fantroy finished in 14th with a distance of 23.49 meters.

In the hammer throw, Grote finished in 10th with a distance of 37.45 meters, Sam Charnizon ’19 finished in 12th with a distance of 33.73 meters.

Ammen finished second in the javelin throw with a distance of 48.34 meters. Kroker was close behind with a distance of 43.87 meters, finishing in fifth.

On the women’s side, rookie Anna Touitou ’22 finished seventh in the hundred meter dash with a time of 13.05, just five one-hundredths of a second slower than sixth place, and less than a half a second behind the first place finisher.

Julia Bryson ’19 finished second in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:20.36. Five Judges runners finished in fifth through ninth place in this race also. Leinni Valdez ’21, Lisbeth Valdez ’21, Andrea Bolduc ’21, Maya Bliss ’19 and Meaghan Barry ’19 finished the race in 2:22.82, 2:22.84, 2:23.41, 2:23.91 and 2:24.57, respectively.

Rookie Erin Magill ’22 finished third overall in the 5000 meter race, completing it in a time of 18:42.88, shaving almost eight seconds off her seed time.

In the 100 meter hurdles, rookie Sonali Anderson ’22 continued to shine, similar to indoor season, taking second place with a time of 15.74. Tessa Holleran ’21 finished in seventh place with a time of 17.45.

Kanya Brown ’19, Anderson, Holleran and Touitou all competed as the Brandeis “A” team in the 4×100 meter relay and finished in second place with a time of 52.04.

The Brandeis “A” team for the 4×400 meter relay also placed second. Led by Le. Valdez, Li. Valdez, Bolduc and Bryson, the team finished with a time of 4:12.60. The Brandeis “B” team of Mahala Lahvis ’21, Taylor Kane ’22, Hannah Walsh ’22 and Barry finished in fifth with a time of 4:43.60.

Lydia Harris ’20 finished sixth in the discus throw with a distance of 14.07 meters. In the javelin throw, rookie Kerry Tanke ’22 placed seventh with a distance of 30.05 meters. Harris finished in 13th with a distance of 17.10 meters.

The Judges return to action on Friday, April 12 at the Silfin Invitational in New London, CT, at Connecticut College.

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