Donna M. Neale
Hometown: Columbia, MD
Team: Track & Field

Donna M. Neale '86
Columbia, MD
Track & Field
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A sprint and middle distance runner for the track team, Donna Neale still holds the Brown women’s outdoor record for the 800 meters with a time of 2:08, set on May 19, 1984 when she qualified for the NCAA Championship. She was also part of the 3,200 meter relay team that still holds the Brown women’s indoor record with a time of 8:55.4 set on March 3, 1984, and the distance medley relay team that holds the current Brown record of 11:32.2 set on April 28, 1984.

Neale, a Columbia, Maryland native, broke onto the scene as a freshman, setting a then school record in the 400 meters with a time of 56.4 in winning the Heptagonal Championship. She then repeated as Heps Champion in 1986 with a new Heps record of 54.70.

The Oakland Mills High School graduate was an NCAA qualifier in 1984 in the 800 meters. She was a first team All-Ivy and first team All-East honoree her junior year after she ran the 400 meters in 55.12. By her senior year, Neale had been All-Ivy three of her four years in the 400. Donna is second only to Brown Hall of Famer Teri Smith ’91 in the 400 indoors and the 400 outdoors.

In addition to running track at Brown, Neale was also a letterwinner in soccer under Phil Pincince. Donna Neale is currently a physician and Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Georgetown Medical Center. She resides in Washington, DC.