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Runners race to victory at Tufts Invitational

Published: February 11, 2011
Section: Sports


Last weekend, both the men’s and women’s track teams participated in the Tufts Invitational meet. Judges runners managed to reach the podium in competitions that included runners not not only Division III, but also higher division and professional racers.

Perhaps the top racer was Vincent Asante ’14. Asante placed second in the 60-meter dash, running at a very quick 7.05 seconds. With a rate of more than eight meters-per-second, Asante was a mere 0.02 seconds behind first place.

In the 200-meter dash, Charlie Pino ’12 came in sixth place at 23.63 seconds. Asante was just 0.2 seconds behind at 23.83 but that two-tenths of a second pushed him back to 13th place.

In middle length events Brandeis runners also made appearances in the top half of racers. In the 600-meter run Mik Kern ’13 placed sixth with a time of 1:24.90. Senior Ben Bray managed 11th place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.99.

In longer competition, namely the mile run, Brandeis runners also found success. Chris Brown ’12 and Paul Norton ’11 took the podium, placing second and third respectively. Brown clocked in at 4:19.00 with Norton only 1.6 seconds behind him at 4:20.60. Dan Anastos ’11 also placed well in the mile, placing 11th with a time of 4:26.85.

Brandeis was also successful in reaching the podium in the women’s competition.

In the 400-meter event Casey McGown ’13 finished third with a time of 1:01.98 while Anna Sinjour ’13 came in sixth place with a time of 1:02.49. Sinjour also ran the 200-meter dash in 27.53 seconds for ninth place.

In the 1,000-meter event Marie Lemay ’11 added a second place finish to Brandeis’ record by running the event in 3:05.59. In another of the longer events, the mile run, Hannah Lindholm ’11 reached third place with a time of 5:27.67.

Brandeis’ women’s team did well in jumping events as well. Luci Capano ’11 finished in second place with a distance of 11.17 meters. Kim Farrington ’13 wasn’t far behind, placing fourth place with a distance of 10.56 meters.

Capano also managed 4.68 meters in the long jump for eighth place and came in 12th in the 60-meter dash with a speed of more than seven meters-per-second and a time of 8.33 seconds.

Both the men’s and women’s teams run again on Saturday, Feb. 12 at Boston University.