Brown Track & Field Competes at ECAC/IC4A Championship

Princeton, NJ- The Brown Track & Field team headed to the 2011 ECAC/IC4A Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted at Princeton University, while others competed at the Boston High Performance Series at Bentley College as the Bears prepare for NCAA Regionals on May 26.

Senior Brynn Smith won the lone title this afternoon for the Bears picking up the hammer throw championship with a 196-09 toss. Lacey Craker followed close behind with a sixth place throw of 184-04. Smith also finished fifth place in the shot put with a 48-09.50 distance. Also competing in the shot was freshman Jessica Eason with a 45-05.25 to earn 10th and Victoria Buhr tossed a 44-02.00 to earn 13th place.

Buhr also picked up a 10th place finish in the discus throw with a distance of 146-05, and Lacey Craker earned 21st with a 136-03. Niina Al-Hasaan finished in 14th in the javelin throw with a 130-08, while Natasha Smith finished in 23rd with a 115-11 and in the triple jump, Gabriela Baiter finished 10th with a 40-01.25.

On the track, Heidi Caldwell earned second place in the 5,000m run with a 16:31.59 and teammate Elaine Kuckertz followed behind with a 12th place time of 16:54.10. Olivia Mickle rounded out the Bears' competitors with a 20th place finish with a 17:11.94.

Dan Lowry led the men's squad with a second place finish in the 5,000m run with a 14:01.41, and Erik Berg picked up seventh place in the 1,500m run with a 3:47.35.

In the men's hammer, Alexander Lipinsky finished 10th with a 184-11 throw and Daniel Smith earned 24th in the discus with a 147-09. Smith also earned 14th in the shot put with a 51-07.0.

Kenneth Thompson finished in ninth place in the triple jump with a 47-10.50 distance,

At the Boston High Performance Series at Bentley College, Samantha Adelberg and Bree Shugarts earned second and third place finishes, respectively. Adelberg crossed the finish line in 2:08.31 while Shugarts ran a 2:10.79.

Matt Bevil garnered first in the 800m run with a 1:52.24 and Nate Elder followed close behind with a third place time of 1:53.20. In the 1,500m run, Matt Duffy led the Bears with a third place finish with a solid 3:49.52, while teammate Conor Grogan ran a 3:51.08 to come in sixth place. Brian Schilder also followed behind with a 4:07.57 to finish 13th overall in the section. In the 5,000m run, Nathan Chellman led the Bears with a 14:51.80 to finish in fifth place, with Kyler Evitt earned a 15:05.54 to earn seventh place. Also running the race was Michael Stumpf, who ran a 15:09.15 for ninth place.