January 22, 2012

Brown runs top time in mile, Farrington wins TJ at GBTC Invite

ALLSTON, Mass. -- Competing at the non-scoring 2012 Greater Boston Track Club Invitational at Harvard University today, the Brandeis team had several top performances. 

Leading the way for the Brandeis men was senior Chris Brown (No. Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) running the mile. Brown finished third in the men's Bill Squires Open Mile run at the 2012 Greater Boston Track Club Invitational with a time of 4:08.45. His time was the tops in the UAA this season, the second-fastest in Division III and was more than three seconds faster than the only other collegian in the event from Division I Providence College. Running in the meet's men's Open Mile, sophomore Taylor Dundas (Bath, Maine/Cheverus) also took first place with a time of 4:18.73, which is currently ranked 15th in Division III.

For the women, the top performance came from junior Kim Farrington (Shirley, Mass./Ayer) in the triple jump. She won with a distance of 10.69 meters, 0.35m better than the next collegiate competitor from Division I Bryant and 0.04 ahead of the unattached second-place jumper.

The Judges had four runner-up performances at the meet, all on the women's side. In the 800-meter run, sophomore Ali Kirsch (Sharon, Mass./Sharon) placed second with a time of 2:26.07, the top collegiate runner, edging rookie teammate Kristi Pisarik (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford) by 0.32 seconds. In the women's high jump, senior captain Lily Parenteau (Scarborough, Maine/Scarborough) took second place with a height of 1.57 meters (5 feet, 1 3/4 inches), but didn't improve on her prior top performance of the season. Senior Kate Warwick (Boxborough, Mass./Acton-Boxborough) was the only collegiate in the 3,000-meter run, where she finished in 9:57.86, four seconds out of the top spot.

Junior Brittany Bell (Setauket, N.Y./Hotchkiss School) was second in the 60-meter dash in the preliminaries with a time of 8.05 seconds, and fourth in the finals in 8.07.