Judges wrap indoor regular season at Tufts Last Chance Meet

Erin Magill '22 (Photo by Sportspix.com / from 2020 season_)
Erin Magill '22 (Photo by Sportspix.com / from 2020 season_)

MEDFORD, Mass. – The Brandeis University track and field teams wrapped up their 2022 indoor regular season today at the Tufts Last Chance Qualifier, a non-scoring event.

The premier event of the day for the Judges was the women's distance medley relay. Having moved into position to qualify for NCAAs last weekend at the UAA Championships, Brandeis looked to need to improve their time with other schools attempting to qualify over the weekend. The Judges' team of senior Natalie Hattan (Sugar Land, Texas/Clements), sophomore Liz Korn (Piedmont, Calif. / Piedmont), junior Victoria Morrongiello (Staten Island, N.Y. / Susan E. Wagner) and senior Erin Magill (Moretown, Vt. / Harwood Union) finished in fourth place with a time of 12:01.55, improving on their season-best by about 14 seconds.  The time is currently 18th-fastest in Division III and 14th when multiple relays from the same school are omitted. The top 12 qualify for the NCAA Championships.

Senior Niamh Kenney (Hanover, Mass./Hanover) ran a season-best 10:08.84 to finish fifth in the 3,000-meter run, which puts her into the national rankings at 37th, with the top 20 making it to the NCAA Championships.

In the 60-meter hurdles, sophomore Alya Campbell (Eastchester, N.Y. / Eastchester) edged senior Sonali Anderson (Fayetteville, Ga. / Whitewater) for a spot in the finals, 9.47 seconds to 9.48. Campbell finished seventh with a time of 9.44 seconds.

Senior Devin Hiltunen (Quincy, Mass./North Quincy) ran the 200-meter dash in 26.17 seconds, good for seventh place, but 0.30 seconds off her season-best time. Hiltunen was also part of the 4x400-meter relay that placed sixth in 4:05.90, five seconds off their season best time. Korn, sophomore Olivia Zarzycki (Belmont, Mass. / Belmont) and Campbell ran the other three legs.

On the men's side, senior Reese Farquhar (Newton, Mass./Newton North) competed in two events. In the 60-meter dash, he tied a personal-best in the prelims with a time of 7.18 seconds to advance to the finals in seventh place. First-year Danny Krigman (Chelmsford, Mass. / Chelmsford) was 0.04 out of the finals, placing ninth with a season-best 7.27 seconds. Farquhar then lowered his p.r. in the finals with a time of 7.15 seconds, good for sixth place. Farquhar was also seventh in the 200-meters with a time of 23.19 seconds.

The Judges' regular indoor season is complete. Senior Erin Magill will earn a berth to next weekend's NCAA Championships in North Carolina, owning the season's 12th-fastest time in the 5,000-meter run.