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Judges compete at Tufts Last Chance Meet

On March 2, the Judges’ men’s and women’s track teams travelled to Tufts University to compete in the Last Chance Meet, the teams’ final meet before the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship. The Judges netted six personal records (PRs) and even an NCAA qualifying performance at this meet.

On the women’s team, Alya Campbell ’24 qualified for the 60-meter hurdle finals with a time of 9.41 seconds before PRing in the finals with a time of 9.21 seconds, which tied Brandeis’ school record. Shaniece Nugent ’26 won the triple jump event with a leap of 10.99 meters and Kirsten Man ’25 PR’d twice in the long jump and high jump with leaps of 5.01 meters and 1.64 meters respectively. Emma Liu ’26 PR’d in the 20-lb weight throw with a distance of 13.87 meters, Smiley Hunyh ’24 placed well in the pole vault with a height of 3.38 meters and Alisha Anderson did too with a height of 3.23 meters. Lastly, Hannah Bohbot-Dridi ’25 came fifth in the 400-meters with a time of 59.81 seconds, edging Olivia Zarzycki ’24’s sixth place time of 1:02.52.

On the men’s team, TJ Carleo ’26 ran a time of 1:52.48 in the 800-meter, coming in second place and equating to 11th place in all of NCAA Division III. His performance in this race qualified him for his second trip to the NCAA championship in two years at Brandeis. Garret Rieden ’26 PR’d in the 800-meter with a time of 1:53.95, coming in fifth. Matthew Yue ’26 also PR’d, coming ninth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.14 seconds.

Next up, Carleo will compete at the NCAA national championship in Virginia Beach, Virginia, before both track teams begin their outdoor track season at the end of the month.

Editor’s Note: Sports editor Calli Morvay ’26, who is a member of the track and field team, did not contribute to the writing or editing of this article.

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