BOSTON and MEDFORD, Mass. – The Brandeis University track and field teams set two school records and had a trio of top-five NCAA performances this weekend at the Boston University Terrier Classic and the Tufts University Branwen Smith-King Invitational.
- Junior Emily Bryson (Quincy, Mass./North Quincy) led the Brandeis women at BU in the mile run. She lowered her own school record in the mile run with a time of 4:51.36.
- Competing on Friday evening, Bryson won her heat and turned in the top-ranked time in Division III this season. She finished eighth overall and sixth among collegiate runners.
- At Tufts on Saturday, senior Jordin Carter (Fort Wayne, Ind./R. Nelson Snyder) finished third in the 20-pound weight throw with a distance of 14.78 meters (48 feet, six inches).
- That throw erased a mark that had stood since the early 2000s, held by Michelle Williams '02. Carter bested the old mark by five cm (two inches).
TOP FIVE NATIONAL MARKS
- Junior Doyin Ogundiran (Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East) placed 16th overall in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.42. It was the third-best time in Division III this season.
- She was second among D3 runners at the meet and 10th among all collegians.
- For the men, graduate student Irie Gourde (Portland, Ore./York Academy, Toronto) is now ranked fourth in Division III in the 400-meter run.
- Gourde's time of 48.49 seconds was 10th overall at BU on Saturday, tops among Division III runners and sixth among NCAA competitors.
- Gourde's time is the fastest in Division III this season, but is ranked fourth, with the three ahead of him adjusted for running on flat tracks as opposed to BU's banked surface.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS - BU
- Sophomore Churchill Perry (Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Westminster Academy) turned in a nationally-ranked performance in the 400-meters at BU as well. He finished 20th overall in 49.54 seconds, good for 25th in Division III.
- Emily's twin sister Julia Bryson (Quincy, Mass./North Quincy) also entered the top 50 in the mile run with a time of 5:08.05, which won her heat and finished 43rd overall.
- Ogundiran teamed with rookies Leinni Valdez (Providence, R.I./Hope) and Lisbeth Valdez (Providence, R.I./Hope) and sophomore Lydia Harris (Damariscotta, Maine / Lincoln Academy) to win their heat and finish 18th in the 4x400-meter relay. Their time of 4:07.79 was second among Division III squads.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS – TUFTS
- In addition to Carter, the Brandeis women got points from two other competitors.
- Senior Kyra Shreeve (Northborough, Mass. / Algonquin Regional) placed sixth in the 1,000-meter run with a time of 3:07.95.
- Sophomore Danielle Bertaux (Prides Crossing, Mass./Beverly) also placed sixth in the 3000-meter run with a time of 10:59.30.
- For the men, four athletes scored points at Tufts on Saturday.
- Junior Regan Charie (Topsfield, Mass. / Masconomet Reg.) took fourth place in the 200-meter dash with a time of 23.32 seconds. He also just missed a spot in the finals of the 60-meter dash, missing out by one-thousandth of a second with a time of 7.274 seconds.
- In the 1000 meter run, rookie Jacob Judd (West Hartford, CT / Conard) and senior Max Whitmore (Wayne, N.J. / Newark Academy) finshed fifth and sixth, respectively, with times of 2:36.64 and 2:37.09.
- Sophomore Jack Allan (Wrentham, Mass./King Phillip Regional) was fourth in the long jump with a distance of 6.16 meters (20 feet, 2 ½ inches). He was just out of the top eight in the 60meter hurdles with a time of 8.96 seconds, missing the finals by five-hundredths of a second.
- Rookie Breylen Ammen (Lincoln, Mass./Lincoln Sudbury Regional) snuck into scoring position in the pole vault with a height of 4.10 meters (13-5 ¼), tying for eighth place.
- The men finished with 17.5 points, placing 11th out of 14 teams at Tufts.
- The women had 12 points, 14th out of 16 squads at Tufts.
- The BU meet was non-scoring
- The Judges who have qualified will compete at the NEICAAA meet next Friday and Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston.
- The rest of the team will be at Tufts again for the Cupid Invitational