On Dec. 4, track and field began their 2021-2022 season at Springfield College, ending the day with several victories and other second-place finishes.
The Brandeis track and field team saw two victories in the 200-meter dash during the event. One of these victories was Reese Farquhar ’22, who won the event with a time of 23.28 seconds. Farquhar beat out his opponent Jean Paul Castro from American International by a hundredth of a second. Devin Hiltunen ’22 had two victories throughout the event. She also won the 200-meter dash with a time of 26.20 seconds, beating out her opponent Hope Maher from Springfield College who had a time of 27.01 seconds. Hiltunen also won the 400-meter dash in 1:01.74, the eighth-fastest in D3 throughout the weekend.
Olivia Zarzycki ’25 won the 600-meter run with a time of 1:45.45, with Christina McPhilips coming in second place at the event with a time of 1:46.66. The third place finisher was Emma Donohue from Springfield College, who was over two seconds behind McPhilips with a time 1:48.78. Brandeis’ Victoria Morrongiello ’23 won the 1000-meter run with a time of 3:17.34, with Brandeis Elizabeth Dunphy ’22 finishing in second place with a time of 3:23.62. Finally, Lizzy Reynolds ’24 was also able to clinch the victory in the one-mile run with a time of 5:38.17. The second-place finisher was Mackenzie Feeney from Russell Sage College who finished the one-mile run with a time of 5:47.45.
The women’s 4×400 relay team, composed of Yahni Lapa ’23, Sonali Anderson ’22, Alya Campbell ’24 and Zarzycki, was also able to secure a victory with a time of 4:19.34, beating out the second-place finisher Union College with a time of 4:36.80.
Jacob Grant ’22 was also able to secure a victory in the 1000-meter run with a time of 2:37.78. The second and third-place finishers were Dylan Whalen ’25 and Aaron Portman ’22 with times of 2:41.72 and 2:42.00 respectively. The fourth place finisher was Benjamin Neff from Union, who finished over 7 seconds after Portman with a time of 2:49.65.
Editor’s Note: News Editor Victoria Morrongiello did not contribute to the writing or editing of this article.