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Brown and Warwick lead men and women’s track and field

Published: February 17, 2012
Section: Sports


Brandeis track and field athletes turned in exceptional showings at the 2012 Boston University Valentine’s Day Invitational during the past weekend.

Distance runner Kate Warwick ’12 placed 10th in the 5,000-meter run at 17:03.44 at the meet for men and women, placing her sixth among collegiate runners and second among Division III competitors. It was the fastest time in the UAA this season and the fourth fastest time in Division III, placing her one step closer to the NCAA Division III championships and earning her the Athlete of the Week award for the second time this season. It was also 17 seconds quicker than her time last year and her personal best. Sprinter Brittany Bell ’13 made fifth place among Division III sprinters when she finished 26th in the 60-meter dash at 8.05 seconds. Triple jumper Kim Farrington ’13 placed 20th overall and fifth among Division III competitors with a jump of 34’ 9.5”.

Chris Brown ’12 finished first for the Judges, placing 21st in the mile run at 4:05.98, 13th among collegiate runners and second among Division III competitors. He earned the Athlete of the Week award for the third time this season and moved much closer to the NCAA Division III championships. He also placed first in the UAA and third in Division III for this season. It was also his lifetime best by 2.5 seconds. Sprinter Vincent Assante ’14 finished 27th overall in the 60-meter dash at a time of 7.16 seconds, placing him sixth among Division III runners.

The men’s and women’s teams will compete again at the New England Division III Championships on Feb. 18, with the men competing at MIT and the women at Smith College.