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Track and field defeats UMass Dartmouth

The Judges traveled to UMass Dartmouth last weekend to compete in their first track and field meet on the road this season. The Brandeis University men’s and women’s track and field teams edged out their opponent in the dual competition, as the men won by a small margin of three points, 86-83, while the women beat UMass Dartmouth 100-72. Individually, the men took the gold in nine events on the day and the women finished first in 11 of the day’s events; many Judges also recorded many personal bests in this incredibly successful weekend. 

The Brandeis University women captured all but one of the running events and took first in all of the jumping events. Anna Touitou ’22 finished first in the 100-meter dash and ran the lead leg of the winning 4×100-meter relay. Rookie runners Ianna Gilbert ’24, Alya Campbell ’24 and Devin Hiltunen ’22 completed the winning quartet relay team. Gilbert also found success in the high jump event, as she recorded a lifetime best height of 1.37 meters. Campbell won the 100-meter hurdles in 15.44 seconds, a personal record for her, as well as the second fastest in the UAA this season. Additionally, Campbell PRed in the 400-meter hurdles in 1:10.76. Hiltunen won the 200-meter dash in 26.69 seconds and was runner-up in the 400-meter with a time of 1:01.20, recording the eighth fastest time in the conference this season. 

The Judges found even more success as senior leader Andrea Bolduc ’21 edged out her teammate Natalie Hattan ’22 in the 800-meter run by a quarter of a second, 2:22.53 to 2:22.78, which were both personal records. Rookie runner Juliette Intrieri ’24 won the 1,500-meter run with a time of 5:17.03. Lydia Harris ’21 won the 400-meter intermediate hurdles and followed up her performance by anchoring the winning 4×400 meter relay, along with Elizabeth Korn ’24, Gilbert and Hattan. Rounding out the day were Gabrielle Tecatin ’22 who took first in the long jump, recording a distance of 4.07 meters and freshman Jordan LaPierre ’24 who captured the triple jump at 9.38 meters. 

The Brandeis Judges men’s track and field team began with graduate student Jack Allan ’20/MA ’21 continuing his season with two more individual victories in addition to a relay win. Allan took the 200-meter dash in 22.61 seconds, which was the eighth best in the UAA this season; Furthermore, Allan won the long jump, recording a distance of 6.77 meters and anchored the winning 4×100-meter relay. Rookie Zack Goldstein ’24, Jamie O’Neil ’22 and Domenic Raphael ’21 also contributed to the 4×100-meter relay victory. Goldstein also won individually in the 100-meter dash with a time of 11.45 seconds, putting him in the top 15 in the University Athletic Association, in addition to recording a personal best.

Another personal record time was recorded for junior Jacob Grant ’22, as he captured the 400-meter dash in 51.85 seconds. Aaron Baublis ’21 took the gold in the 100-meter hurdles in 16.32 seconds. Breylen Ammen ’21 took the pole vault with an impressive height of 3.90 meters and Parker Jones ’24 jumped the furthest in the triple jump with a distance of 11.66 meters. Rounding out the wins for the day was the final relay team, composed of O’Neil, Taylor Diamond ’23, Raphael and Grant, who all posted a time of 3:39.06, beating the UMass Dartmouth team by 15 seconds. 

The Judges return to the track one last time for the spring season on May 8 to take on the Tufts Jumbos.

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