May 7, 2011

Track Competes in Day One of Heptagonal Championships

New Haven, CT- After the first day of the Ivy League Outdoor Heptagonal Championships hosted at Yale, the women's track & field team is currently in first place with 48 points, while the men's squad sits in fourth with 20. Senior Brynn Smith captured the title in the hammer throw to become the first female to throw over 200 feet in the Ivy League, while senior Craig Kinsley collected his fourth consecutive league title in the javelin for the men's squad.

Highlights on day one for the women include a pair of third place finishes for Rachel Biblo in the long jump (19-04.75) and Hannah Wallace in the pole vault (12-01.50)

Colby Lubman ran a 25.21 race in the 200m dash to advance to the finals, and Samantha Adelberg qualified for the finals in the 1,500m with a 4:27.75. Also qualifying in the 1500 was Kesley Ramsey with a 4:32.68. Susan Scavone also qualified for the Bears' in the 100m hurdles after running a time of 14.15 seconds.

Smith won the shot put with a toss of 51-01.50, and Victorha Buhr earned third place with a 47-00.75. Smith won the hammer title with a 202-11, and Lacey Craker followed in third place with a 185-09 toss.

On the men's side, Kinsley garnered his fourth straight league title in the javelin with a throw of 227-02 . Keeling picked up his second title with a mark of 210-10.

Zach Keefer made the finals of the 400m hurdles with a sixth place finish of 54.71 seconds, and John Spooney made both the 100 and 200m finals after a first place times of 10.70 in the 100 and 21.31 in the 200.