Judges turn in 20 PRs at Wheaton

Victoria Morrongiello '22 (Photo by Cayla Fernandes)
Victoria Morrongiello '22 (Photo by Cayla Fernandes)

NORTON, Mass. – While a handful of their top performers were resting up in advance of next weekend's UAA championships, the Brandeis indoor track and field teams turned in 20 different personal records today at the Wheaton College Pre-Post Season Invitational. The event was a non-scoring meet.

The Judges had a trio of wins on the afternoon, two coming in field events. Sophomore Smiley Huynh (Bronx, N.Y. / Bronx H.S. of Science) won the pole vault with a height of 3.35 meters for the women. On the men's side, senior Dion Morris-Evans (Canal Fulton, Ohio / Northwest) tied for first in the high jump with a height of 1.85 meters. Both were PRs. Huynh also finished second in the long jump with a distance of 4.80 meters, while Morris-Evans PRed in the long jump with a distance of 6.13 meters, placing sixth.

The Judges also won the 4x400-meter relay, with the team of senior Aaron Portman (Wheeling, Ill. / Adlai E. Stevenson), sophomore Samuel Kim (La Jolla, Calif. / Phillips Exeter, N.H.), junior Dean Campbell (Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass. / Manchester-Essex Regional), and senior Jamie O'Neil (Auburndale, Mass./Newton North) posting a time of 3:30.08.

The Judges also had six runner-up finishes. Senior Reese Farquhar (Newton, Mass./Newton North) had two of them, in the 60-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. His time of 7.21 seconds in the 60 was 0.03 seconds off his PR and 0.09 behind the winner. In the 200, he ran a time of 23.21 seconds. Sophomore Willem Goff (Pelham, Mass. / Amherst Regional) was the runner-up in the mile run with a PR of 4:33.91, with senior Jac Guerra (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) placing fourth in the event with a time of 4:43.39, another PR. Junior Victoria Morriongello (Staten Island, N.Y. / Susan E. Wagner) PRed in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.84, 1.6 seconds out of first place. She also PRed in the 200 with a time of 28.01 seconds. Portman was second in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:00.51 for the men, while senior Devin Hiltunen (Quincy, Mass. / North Quincy) was runner-up in the 200-meter dash for the women with a time of 26.15 seconds, just 0.09 out of the top spot.

There were three third-place finishes on the team. First=year Danny Krigman (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford) was third in the 60-meter dash behind Farquhar with a PR of 7.37 seconds, while placing sixth in the 200 in 24.15 seconds. Kim placed third in the 400-meter dash with a PR of 53.95 seconds, finishing 0.42 seconds out of first place. Junior Zachary Reynolds (Cherry Valley, Mass. / Leicester) was third in the shot put with a PR distance of 12.22 meters, edging teammate junior Thomas Vandalovsky (Ridgewood, N.J. / Ridgewood), who was fourth at 12.07 meters.


Other personal records on the day were turned in by:

Lizzy Reynolds – Mile – 4th – 5:25.54 (by 9 seconds)

Parker Jones – Triple Jump – 4th – 12.40m

Jonathan Hau – 35lb Weight Throw – 5th – 12.44m

Liz Korn – 60m Hurdles – 6th – 9.91

Taylor Diamond – 800m – 6th – 2:07.46  (By more than a second)

Henry Nguyen – 400m – 8th - 55.91

Erika Karlin – Mile – 8th – 5:36.86  (by 6 seconds)

Young Wang – 200m – 9th - - 25.12

Simon Goode – 800m – 15th – 2:11.51

Adah Anderson – Mile – 20th – 6:08.42

The Judges head to Cleveland next weekend for the UAA Championships at Case Western Reserve University.