Erin Magill ’22 competed in the 5,000-meter run at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships in North Carolina.
Magill finished with a time of 16:54.62, finishing in under 17 minutes for the first time in her career. Her fastest lap of the race was finished in 36 seconds. She was off the university’s indoor 5000 meter run record by 8.92 seconds. The school record was set by Mariko Tansey Holbrook ’03 in 2003 on a banked track, while Magill raced on a flat track which typically results in slower times.
Back at Brandeis, the men’s and women’s track and field team had a watch-party to cheer on Magill. Teammates were able to watch the meet from Gosman Athletics Center via a live stream linked on the Brandeis Judges’ website.
“Erin is such a talented runner!! It’s amazing to think about how she ran our freshman year and compare that to last weekend. She’s gotten faster every season. She’s also so funny and kind and it’s so easy to cheer her on, I am so glad she is my friend and teammate and I hope she is so proud!” captain Natalie Hattan ’22 told The Hoot.
Magill’s performance at the championships earned her All-American honors for the second time in her career. She earned her first All-American honor earlier this year during her cross-country season.
The last time the judges qualified for Nationals was in 2020 right before the COVID-19 pandemic with athletes Niamh Kenney ’22 and Jack Allen ’20. Though the athletes were unable to compete since the meet was canceled, the day before it was scheduled to occur. Nationals were not held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic so no athletes competed.
Editor’s Note: News Editor Victoria Morrongiello did not contribute to the writing or editing of this article.