Harrigan turns in top UAA time in 3K at Tufts Cupid Challenge

Jarret Harrigan '15 (photo by Sportspix)
Jarret Harrigan '15 (photo by Sportspix)

MEDFORD, Mass. -- The Brandeis University track and field teams competed at the 2015 Tufts Cupid Challenge on Saturday, turning in several notable performances.

The men were led by senior Jarret Harrigan (Ipswich, Mass./St. John's Prep) who finished second in the 3,000-meter run. His personal best time of 8:45.30 was the fastest in the University Athletic Association this season, qualifying him for the New England and ECAC Division III Championships in the process. Sophomore Quinton Hoey (Watertown, Conn./Watertown) placed ninth in the 3K and just missed qualifying for DIII New England's, running 8:55.83.   

The Judges had two personal bests in the 1,000-meter run, where rookie Max Whitmore (Wayne, N.J./Newark Acad.) and senior Greg Bray (Duxbury, Mass./Duxbury) ran 2:37.22 and  2:37.39, respectively. They finished in 6th and 7th place.

Senior Adam Berger (Concord, N.H./Concord) placed 12th in both the long jump and the triple jump with leaps of 6.04 meters (19 feet, 9 3/4 inches) and 12.58 meters (41 feet, 3 1/4 inches).
The women won a pair of events. Junior Kelsey Whitaker (Kingston, Mass./Notre Dame Acad.) won the 1,000-meters - a non-championship distance - in 3:02.01, while senior Kristi Pisarik (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) captured the mile in a time of 5:19.79, five seconds off her season best.  
Also in the 1,000, sophomore Ashley Piccirillo-Horan (E. Granby, Conn./Granby Memorial) took 5th in a time of 3:08.08.
In the sprints, rookie Haliana Burhans (Charlotte, Vt./Champain Valley Union) finished 7th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 27.13 seconds, while junior Tove Freeman (Oakham, Mass./Quabbin Regional) finished 20th in 28.39 seconds. They followed those performances up in the 400 with a time of 1:01.52 for Burhans and 1:02.58 for Freeman, good for 8th and 14th place finishes, respectively.  
The Judges are back in action on Friday and Saturday at the Boston University Valentine's Day Classic, the final meet before championship season begins.