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Brown and Farrington named UAA athletes of the week

Published: January 26, 2012
Section: Sports

The University Athletic Conference (UAA) named Chris Brown ’12 of North Chelmsford, Mass., and Kim Farrington ’13 of Shirley, Mass., as the UAA Indoor Track and Field athletes of the week.

Both Brown and Farrington were selected after successful performances at the Greater Boston Track Club (GBTC) Invitational at Harvard University on Jan. 22.

Brown finished third in the open mile run with a time of 4:08.45. His time is first among UAA athletes in the 2012 season and places him second among all Division III athletes on the Division III indoor qualifying list.

Additionally, Brown finished three seconds faster than the other runner in the event from Division I Providence College. This is Brown’s second UAA Athlete of the Week honor this season.

Farrington won the triple jump at the GBTC Invitational with a leap of 10.69 meters (35’ 1”), .35 meters, roughly one foot, better than the next collegiate competitor from Division I Bryant University and .04 meters ahead of the unattached second-place jumper. Farrington did not beat her season-best performance of 10.75 meters (35’ 3.25”), which currently ranks third in the UAA and 37th in Division III.