Posted: Jan 30, 2017
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Brandeis University sophomore Emily Bryson (Quincy, Mass./No. Quincy) established a new school record in the mile run this weekend as the Judges sent a split squad to the Boston University Terrier Classic and the Tufts University Stampede.
Running on Friday evening, Bryson's time of 4:52.18 bested the previous school record of 4:54.82 established by Grayce Selig '11 by more than a second and a half. After converting the time because of a banked track, Bryson's time is the top-ranked mark in Division III this season also by approximately 1.5 seconds and is the fastest in the University Athletic Association by five seconds. Bryson was 13th at the meet, behind a handful of independent and Division I runners.
Also running at Boston U. on Friday night, sophomore Doyin Ogundiran (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) recorded a two-second personal best in the 800-meter with a time of 2:19.14. That mark is third-fastest in the UAA and 40th in Division III.
On Saturday at BU, the men's races were highlighted by senior Irie Gourde (Portland, Ore./York School, Canada), who won a pair of heats. In the 400, he ran the fastest time in the UAA and 11th-best in Division III with a mark of 48.98 seconds. He also had the second-best time in the UAA and 34th-fastest in D3 in the 200 with a time of 22.27 seconds.
Junior Mitchell Hutton (Villa Park, Calif./Villa Park) was the second Division III runner and 27th overall in the 5000-meter run with a personal-best time of 14:50.36, which is tops in the UAA and 13th in Division III. Classmate Liam Garvey (West Springfield, Mass./West Springfield) also set a PR in the 5K with a time of 15:15.41.
The Judges also sent competitors to Tufts. Leading the way was rookie Jack Allan (Wrentham, Mass. / King Phillip Regional) who placed fourth in his collegiate debut in the heptathlon with a score of 4181, which is ranked 29th in Division III. Allan's top events were the 60-meter hurdles (8.79 seconds, 2nd pl, 793 points) and the high jump (1.84m, 2nd pl, 661 pts)
Rookie Churchill Perry (Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Westminster Academy) won the triple jump with huge personal best leap of 13.86m (45 feet, 5.75 inches) coming on the final jump. Perry won the event by two-and-a-half inches to take the top spot in the UAA and 25th in Division III.
For the women, the top performances came from junior Jessie Moore (Rye, N.Y./Rye) and rookie Kayla Kurland-Davis (Colrain, Mass. / Mohawk Trail Regional) each had PRs in the 200-meter dash. Moore won her heat and was 10th overall with a time of 27.46, while Kurland-Davis was 15th overall in 27.88 seconds, second in her heat.