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Teams race UAA foes at conference meeting

When the stakes are high, both the men's and women's track and field teams seem to perform best. Competing at the University Athletic Association Championships at the University of Chicago, the teams featured one individual winner, a second place relay squad and many other standout performers in many of the competitors' final meet of the spring season. Both teams finished seventh, with the women racking up 30 points, while the men collected 27.5 points. The women made a strong showing in the 1500-meter run, as four Brandeis competitors ran.


Runners square off at NCAA Championships

For many Division III collegiate track and field athletes, qualifying for the NCAA Championships represents the ultimate achievement. Since most events only accept between 15 and 20 competitors nationally, qualification is incredibly selective.


Three Judges earn bid to NCAA meet

While many athletes are looking forward to the changes synonymous with spring, certain members of the indoor track and field team are still in season. And for three of them, a spot was confirmed yesterday in this weekend's NCAA Division III Track and Field Championship at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Amelia Lundkvist '14, Victoria Sanford '14 and Kelsey Whitaker '16 recorded top marks at the Tufts University Last Chance Qualifier, as well as at the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship to qualify for the meet. Mohamed Sidique '15 represented the men's squad with record-setting jumps at the ECACs. "It's a huge honor [to qualify] because it's been a goal of mine for a while," explained Whitaker. "It was out of reach at the beginning of the season because I wasn't running well.


Judges host key meet against UAA rivals

Members of the Judges recorded some impressive performances this weekend at the University Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships-a landmark meet that this year was located at their home track. Both the men's and women's squads recorded numerous top-10 finishes in a multitude of events held on Friday and Saturday, highlighted by a win from Mohamed Sidique '15 in the men's triple jump. "The meet overall for the team went really well," said Victoria Sanford '14, who came in seventh in the women's mile run and anchored the women's distance medley relay to a second-place result.


Sanford closes winter season on a high note

Women's cross-country and track and field standout Victoria Sanford '14 once enjoyed spending her time on a soccer pitch. "I actually started running track in high school just as a way to stay in shape during the [soccer] off-season," she said at the start of her running career. "I had no idea when I started running that I would eventually make it my main sport." After discovering her talent on the track, though, she ditched her cleats and shin guards for spikes and shoes. "For a while I tried to balance both running and soccer, but eventually realized that I needed to pick one [of the two]," she explained.


Judges host key meet against UAA rivals

Members of the Judges recorded some impressive performances this weekend at the University Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Championships-a landmark meet that this year was located at their home track. Both the men's and women's squads recorded numerous top-10 finishes in a multitude of events held on Friday and Saturday, highlighted by a win from Mohamed Sidique '15 in the men's triple jump. "The meet overall for the team went really well," said Victoria Sanford '14, who came in seventh in the women's mile run and anchored the women's distance medley relay to a second-place result.


Squads show spirit at Valentine competition

This winter, the men's and women's indoor track and field squads have tested themselves against some of the top competition from not only Division III but Division I. The Judges passed yet another test on Saturday during the Valentine Classic at Boston University. The men's 60-meter dash featured five Judges.


Squads round into form at regional competition

The track and field teams need to begin entering peak form before this year's University Athletic Association Championships are held later this month. After Saturday's meet at the Tufts University Stampede, the Judges are well on their way. Up against some of the top Division III programs in New England, the men finished ninth out of 13 competing teams, while the women took ninth of 17 squads. Vincent Asante '14 was impressed with the performance of the Judges and how it was indicative of how the team has grown. "Everyone looks like they're building on the good form we've had all semester long," he said. "A lot of people are improving on times and in physical and mental toughness.


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