SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Brandeis University track and field teams had four All-New England performances today, including one championship and school record, as the Judges competed at the New England Division III Outdoor Championships at Springfield College. The men finished with 13 points in 19th place, while the women had five points and placed 26th.
ALL-NEW ENGLAND PERFORMANCES
- The Judges were paced by first-year TJ Carleo (Newburyport, Mass./Newburyport), who won the 800-meter run. Carleo won the event in a personal best time of 1:50.21, 0.26 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher from Plymouth State.
- Carleo's time broke a school record that had stood since 1999, held by Hall of Famer Geoff Getz '99, lowering the mark by 0.15 seconds. Carleo's time is ranked eighth in Division III, putting him in excellent position to qualify for his first NCAA Championship at the end of the month.
- The other All-New England performance came from another first-year, TJ Showstead (Plymouth, Mass./Plymouth North), who came in sixth in the decathlon with a score of 5146, nearly 200 points better than his career-best in the event.
- Showstead's best performances relative to the rest of the field came in the 110-meter hurdles, where he won the event with a time of 16.59 seconds, and in the discus throw, where he placed third with a toss of 32.47 meters. Both performances were career-bests.
- Showstead also had PRs in five other events: the 100-meters (12.15 seconds), long jump (5.75 meters), 400-meter dash (55.58 seconds), and the 1,500-meter run (5:04.22).
- On the women's side, junior Alya Campbell (Eastchester, N.Y. / Eastchester) came in seventh place in the 10-meter hurdles. Campbell earned the eighth and final spot in the finals with a prelim time of 15.24 seconds, 0.02 seconds ahead of the next-closest runner. It tied her season-best mark. Campbell ran 15.39 seconds in the finals.
- The women produced an All-New England relay in the 4x800-meters. The team of senior Bridget Pickard (Westwood, Mass. / Westwood), sophomore Kayla DiBenedetto (Andover, Mass. / Andover), first-year Ella Warkentine (Malvern, Pa. / Conestoga) and senior Victoria Morrongiello (Staten Island, N.Y. / Susan E. Wagner) placed sixth overall with a time of 9:54.90, eight seconds better than their seed time. The Judges finished 17 seconds ahead of seventh-place Westfield State and 16 seconds behind Tufts.
OTHER TOP PERFORMERS
- Sophomore Lucas Dia (Montclair, N.J. / Montclair) just missed All-New England honors in the 3000-meter steeplechase, placing ninth with a time of 9:51.09 seconds, about three seconds out of All-New England position.
- Senior Dion Morris-Evans (Canal Fulton, Ohio/Northwest) missed the finals in the men's 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.31 seconds, placing 11th.
- Junior Liz Korn (Piedmont, Calif. / Piedmont) had the best individual performance for the women outside of the top eight, placing 14th in the 400-meters with a time of 59.62 seconds, while first-year Shaniece Nugent (Hartford, Conn. / Lawrence Academy) was 15th in the triple jump with a distance of 11.02 meters (36-2).
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