Men finish seventh at '09 UAA championships

Men finish seventh at '09 UAA championships

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Brandeis University men's track and fieldteam competed at the 2009 University Athletic Association OutdoorTrack and Field Championships this past weekend held at CarnegieMellon.  The Judges had six All-UAA performances at the eventas they finished in seventh place with 35 points.

      The All-UAA individualperformances for the Judges came from sophomore Paul Norton(Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) and senior MarkEdwards (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield) who both placedthird in their respective events.  Nortonfinished the 5000-meter run with a final time of 15:30.72. Edwards competed in the javelin event where his best throw was adistance of 52.04 meters (170.9 feet). 

      The other All-UAA performers camein the 4x800-meter relay.  The relay team of seniorMike Stone (E. Falmouth, Mass./Falmouth), rookieChris Brown (No. Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford),rookie Marc Boutin (Westford, Mass./WestfordAcademy), and senior Matt Jennings (Sudbury,Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury) produced the Judges onlysecond-place finish as they finished with a time of 7:47.91 whilethe champions finished with a time of 7:47.19.  Jennings,Boutin, and Stone also competed in the 1500-meter run where theycombined to pick up eight points for Brandeis.  Jenningsfinished fourth with a time of 3:58.14.  Stone finished inseventh place (4:00.91), while Boutin finished in eighth (4:01.88).

      Edwards teamed up with rookiesSteve Melnik (Durham, Conn./Coginchaug Regional),Mingken Lin (Belmont, Mass./Belmont) and Stanley Ye(Boxborough, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) in the 4x100 meterrelay.  They finished in sixth place with a time of 45.81seconds and earned the Judges three points. 

Junior Aaron Udel (Dalton, Mass./WaconahRegional) picked up a point for the Judges as he finishedin eighth place in the 800-meter run with a finals time of2:02.27.