Korn leads Brandeis women's track at Smith

Liz Korn running in a race
Liz Korn '24 (photo by Sportspix,com)

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Brandeis University track and field teams competed in two meets this weekend. On Friday, they traveled to Providence College for the Friar Invitational, a non-scoring event. On Saturday, they traveled to Smith College in Northampton, MA for the Carla Coffey Invitational. The men and women both finished seventh in this event.



  • There were three personal records set in the mile run, two on the men's side and one on the women's side:

    • First-year TJ Carleo (Newburyport, Mass. / Newburyport High School) followed last week's nationally recognized 800-meter run with another record, this time in the mile. He finished 32nd with a time of 4:14.46.

    • Junior Willem Goff (Pelham, Mass. / Amherst Regional) also set a personal record with an impressive time of 4:25.52, finishing 49th.

    • Sophomore Kayla DiBenedetto (Andover, Mass. / Andover) set her own record with a phenomenal performance, finishing 23rd with a time of 5:10.21


  • First-year TJ Showstead (Plymouth, Mass. / Plymouth North) had a career day, finishing 8th in the decathlon with a score of 4981, and setting four personal records. In the 400-meter run, he finished seventh with a time of 54.91. In the discus throw, he finished 6th with a distance of 29.95m. In the pole vault, he finished 8th with a height of 3.10m. In the 1500-meter run, he finished 9th with a time of 5:18.05. All of these were career bests. He nearly had two more career bests as well. In the high jump, he finished 8th with a height of 1.64 meters, a single centimeter off his personal record. In the shot put, he finished 6th with a distance of 10.78 meters, just 3 centimeters off his record.

  • In his second ever event, first-year Adam Rieden (Littleton, Mass. / Littleton) finished second place in the javelin throw with a personal record distance of 49.50 meters. This eclipses last week's debut by 9.70 meters.

  • First-year Caleb Sharif (Newton, Mass. / Boston College High School) had his best collegiate performance setting two personal records. In the shot put, Sharif finished 18th with a distance of 11.04 meters. In the discus throw, he placed 17th with a distance of 31.63 meters.


  • The Judges performed very well in the 400-meter run. Junior Liz Korn (Piedmont, Calif. / Piedmont) placed 5th with an impressive time of 59.39. This was 0.26 seconds away from her personal record. Sophomore Hannah Bohbot-Dridi (Mountain View, Calif. / Los Altos High School) did set a career time of 59.96, placing ninth. Prior to this race, the judges had finished in under one minute just once this season (Korn). Junior Olivia Zarzycki (Belmont, Mass. / Belmont) also raced well, finishing 17th with a time of 1:02.68. This was 1.23 seconds off her record.

  • The 4x100 relay team of senior Devin Hiltunen (Quincy, MA / North Quincy), first-year Shaniece Nugent (Hartford, Conn. / Lawrence Academy), junior Smiley Huynh (Bronx, N.Y. / Bronx H.S. of Science), and sophomore Alya Campbell (Eastchester, N.Y. / Eastchester) finished 6th with a time of 49.58.


  • Additional performances are listed below. Personal records are listed in bold.




The Judges head to the University of Chicago in Chicago, Ill., next weekend for the UAA Championships.


-- by Josh Gans '23