Track runners log one lone gold on each side
The men and women’s track and field teams went up against strong opposition at the Greater Boston Track Club Invitational on Sunday and walked away with a number of impressive finishes.
Haliana Burhans ’18 and Kanya Brown ’19 both earned spots in the women’s 60-meter dash finals, posting times of 8.24 and 8.33 seconds respectively during the preliminary race. In the finals, Brown timed in at 8.26 seconds for a sixth-place finish, while Burhans ran to an eighth-place finish in 8.34 seconds. Burhans recovered for a second-place finish in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line at the 26.55-second mark, just over a half a second slower than the race’s winner. Olivia Givens ’19 and Maegann Stafford ’19 also raced in the 200-meter dash, running to reasonable times of 29.24 and 30.38 seconds, respectively.
The Judges picked up another top-five finish in the 600-meter run, when Tove Freeman ’16 ran to a time of 1:42.74, earning a third-place spot in the race. Her time, just over three seconds out of second place, was more than five seconds faster than her time in the qualifying race. Aubrey Clemens ’19 just missed out on a top-10 finish in the race, turning in a 1:50.77 time to grab 11th place. Her time was a step behind the 10th-place finisher, who crossed the line .85 seconds ahead of Clemens.
Maggie Hensel ’16 grabbed second in the one-mile run in 5:15.85, just three seconds off the pace of the race’s winner. Emily Bryson ’19 continued her strong season with a top-five finish in the one-mile run invitational, running to a fourth-place finish in 5:06.93.
The quartet of Brown, Freeman, Burhans and Haley Hashemi ’19 earned the top spot in the 4x220-meter relay race, stopping the timer at the 1:49.76 mark. Their time was a half-second ahead of the second-place team.
Abby Daniels ’18 jumped to 1.35 meters in the high jump, good for fifth place, while also turning in an eighth-place day in the pole vault, where she topped out at 2.45 meters. Jordin Carter ’17 and Ashley Klein ’16 both competed in field events, earning top-10 finishes in the weight throw. The pair also competed in the shot put, where Carter threw 9.63 meters to earn 10th place and Klein took 15th with a throw of 8.21 meters.
The men’s day began with a pair of top-10 finishers in the 200-meter dash, as Henry McDonald ’18 and Regan Charlie ’19 crossed the line in 23.65 and 23.81 seconds, coming in 6th and 8th place, respectively. Jeremy Wilson ’17 also ran for the Judges in the 200-meter dash, stopping the timer in 19th at the 24.71-second mark.
Charlie also raced to a sixth-place finish in the 60-meter dash, turning in a time of 7.38 seconds. Adam Beckwith ’16 took seventh in the 300-meter dash. Wilson grabbed a fourth-place finish in the 400-meter dash, clocking in at 53.63 seconds in the finals.
Matthew Becker ’18 took sixth place in the 800-meter run invitational, turning in a time of 2:00.76, a close .77 seconds behind the fifth-place time.
The Judges sent two competitors to the one-mile run, where Brad Payne ’16 stopped the clock at 4:42.40 and Christian Castro ’18 ended the race at the 4:49.98 mark.The two came in 20th and 29th place, respectively.
Brian Sheppard ’18 was the Judges' sole representative in the 5000-meter run, where he took third-place in 15:34.00.
Brandeis took a victory in the 4x220 yard relay, as the quartet of Charlie, Adam Berger ’16, Beckwith and McDonald raced to a 1:35.14 finish.
The Judges will next take to the track this weekend at the Terrier Classic, hosted by Boston University. The Judges will also send competitors to the Tufts Stampede. hosted by Tufts University.