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Ryan Stender Leads Judges' Senior Quartet in Mile at Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational

Ryan Stender Leads Judges' Senior Quartet in Mile at Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational

From Brandeis University Athletics

The Brandeis University men's track and field team opened up the second semester with its annual home meet, the Reggie Poyau Memorial Invitational.

The Judges won six events to finish second.

Senior Ryan Stender (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional)won the men's race with a time of 4:26.69 – ranked 31st in Division III – followed closely by a trio of classmates: Mitchell Hutton (Villa Park, Calif./Villa Park) in 4:29.05, Max Whitmore (Wayne, N.J./Newark Academy) in 4:29.34, and Liam Garvey (West Springfield, Mass./West Springfield) in a personal best 4:31.34.

On the men's side, in addition to Stender, Brandeis picked up a trio of sprint wins. In the 55-meter hurdles, sophomore Jack Allan (Wrentham, Mass./King Phillip Regional) set a personal best with a time of 8.08 seconds. Classmate Churchill Perry (Pembroke Pines, Fla. / Westminster Academy) won the 200-meter dash with a PR mark of 23.04 seconds, while graduate student Irie Gourde (Portland, Ore./York Academy, Canada) captured the 400 in 50.81 seconds, ranked 34th in Division III. Sophomore Aaron Corin (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) earned his first collegiate win in the pole vault with a PR height of 4.25 meters (13 feet, 11 ¼ inches).

In addition to his win in the 200, Perry had a second-place finish in the triple jump with a distance of 13.41 meters (44 feet even), while junior Scott Grote(Greenfield, Mass. / Greenfield) was second in the 35-pound weight throw with a heave of 12.08 meters (39 feet, 7 ¾ inches) and rookie Breylen Ammen(Lincoln, Mass. / Lincoln Sudbury) was second to former high school teammate Corin in the pole vault with a height of 3.95 meters (12 feet, 11 ½ inches). Sophomore Jacob Judd (West Hartford, CT / Conard) turned in a third-place finish in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:02.58.