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Golf, track teams impress over weekend

Posted on April 21, 2014 | by Michelle Tran


This past weekend, the NYU track and field team competed at the Widener Invitational in Chester, Pa. On the men’s side, CAS freshman Budd Brown shined in the 400-meter dash, grabbing a first-place finish for the Violets with an impressive time of 49.73 seconds. Gallatin junior Zac Kish competed in the 800-meter outing and finished in second place with a time of 1:55:11 minutes.

In the 200-meter race, LS sophomore sprinter Matthew Powers grabbed a third-place finish with a time of 22.38 seconds.

In the 4×400-meter relay event, Brown, Kish, Stern sophomore Max Avila and CAS sophomore Gerald Gorman teamed up to claim a third-place finish with a final time of 3:23:53 minutes.

The weekend was filled with new personal records for many members on the men’s side, from steeplechase to hammer throw to 800-meter and even 200-meter events.

On the women’s side, the 4×400-meter relay team comprised of Stern sophomore Lydia Guo, Steinhardt junior Caroline Spring, CAS sophomore Sarah Sisk and SCPS sophomore Drew Washington finished in first place, ending with a time of 4:00:47 minutes.

Guo and Spring went on to compete in the 200-meter event, both placing in the top 10 for the Violet women. LS sophomore Lily Corsaro placed second in the long-distance 1,500-meter race and set a new personal best time for herself with 4:36:91 minutes.

Two Violets also placed in the top five long jumpers, with LS sophomore Rebecca Shimonov placing fourth and Steinhardt freshman Katie Kupferschmid placing fifth.

CAS freshman Jillian Edwards represented NYU in both the javelin and shot put event, placing eighth and seventh, respectively.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will be competing in the UAA outdoor championship next Saturday hosted by the University of Chicago.

The NYU men’s golf team traveled to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., on April 18 to compete in their final match at the Palamountain Invitational. After the two-day event, the men’s team finished in fifth place with a overall team score of 630 — 314 on Friday and 316 on Saturday.

NYU’s performance was led by CAS junior Matthew Gjonaj who finished five over 77 the first day and just one over 73 in the second round, claiming sixth place in individual performances.

The women’s golf team also competed this past weekend in the Jack Leaman Invite hosted by Amherst College in South Hadley, Mass., shooting an overall team score of 333 over 37 for a seventh-place finish in the tournament.

Steinhardt senior Kristina Shalhoup and LS freshman Paridhi Bhargava both tied for 12th-place individual finishes. Bhargava shot an impressive front nine, shooting a score of 36 and tying with the second-best front nine score of the tournament.

The women will compete in their last tournament of the year at the Liberty League Championships in Sutton, Mass., next weekend.

A version of this article appeared in the Monday, April 21 print edition. Michelle Tran is a staff writer. Email her at


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