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Five women runners represent Brandeis at NCAA tournament

Published: March 19, 2010
Section: Sports

Five members of the Brandeis women’s indoor track and field team traveled to Greencastle, Indiana last weekend to represent the Judges in the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships in the distance medley relay and the high jump.

Suzanne Bernier ’10 qualified for the high jump at the Reggie Poyau Invitational at Brandeis in January when she set a school record with a jump of 1.67 meters (5-feet, 5 ¾ inches). That jump qualified her by .02 meters.

In the Championships last weekend Bernier tied for 13th after clearing the opening height of 1.56 meters on her first attempt and making the 1.61 meter mark on her third try.

“It was a great experience,” Bernier told The Hoot. The 4000m distance medley relay team was comprised of Beth Pisarik ’10, Anifreed Sinjour ’13, Emily Owen ’11 and classmate Grayce Selig. After sitting in the top six throughout the race, Selig pushed ahead on the anchor leg to give the Judges a solid third place finish.

Their overall time of 11:52.94 was 2.5 seconds behind the national champion St. Thomas and 1.31 seconds behind second place Winsconsin-Eau Claire.

Brandeis was almost four seconds faster than the College of New Jersey which placed fourth.

The podium finish for the Judges earned them All-America honors.

With the indoor season over, Brandeis is looking ahead to the outdoor season. Both the men and women will open things up two weeks from Saturday, April 3, at the Tufts Invitational.