Lundkvist shines during busy weekend for women's track

Amelia Lundkvist '14
Amelia Lundkvist '14

The Brandeis women's track team competed at two different meets on Saturday. Most of the team was at the Fitchburg State Invitational, while three distance runners competed at the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton University.

At Princeton, sophomore Kelsey Whitaker and seniors Amelia Lundkvistand Victoria Sanford ran the 1500-meter run against some of the top Division I and unaffiliated runners in the country. There was just one other DIII runner in the field of 39 competitors.

Lundkvist led the way, finishing 18th with a time of 4:35.16. It was a career best, and more than 10 seconds better than her time earlier this month. It was the ninth-fastest time in Division III this year. 

Whitaker was 29th with a time of 4:40.48. It was a personal best for her as well, and the 37th-fastest DIII time this year. Sanford was 34th, finishing in 4:44.35.

The Judges finished seventh out of 10 teams at Fitchburg State despite having just six women compete. Junior Kristi Pisarik led the way, winning the 800 with a time of 2:26.33. Sophomore Maggie Hensel placed eighth in the 800. 

In her first time competing for Brandeis, rookie Kate Farrell placed second in the 5K, finishing in 19:27.16.

Sophomore Molly Paris placed ninth in the 1500. Junior Alyssa Fenenbock was fourth in the javelin, while rookie Selena Livas placed 12th.

The Judges will compete at the UAA Championships at the University of Chicago this weekend.