January 12, 2013

Indoor Track & Field Competes at Yale to Open 2013 Season

COMPLETE RESULTS - MEN

COMPLETE RESULTS - WOMEN

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – In the first indoor meet of the 2013 season, the Brown men's and women's track & field team gave a great effort at the Yale Invitational on Saturday afternoon.

"It was a solid start for our jumps, throws, and multi-event groups," said Interim Director of Track & Field/Cross Country Tim Springfield. "There was a little rust, but also some very strong performances. Kebbeh Darpolor had another huge PR in the shot put and Peter Rhodes capped a very busy day by equaling his 60m hurdle PR. The athletes were excited to compete again after exams and winter break. We'll add the sprinters and middle distance runners next week at Harvard.

Leading the way for the men's squad was Kenneth Thompson, who captured the triple jump title with a 46-09.50 leap. Jonathan Padmore and Dak Sheriff earned third and fourth place finishes, respectively, as Padmore turned in a 43-00.50 and Sheriff earned a 42.11.50.

Peter Rhodes picked up second place in the long jump (22-03.75), second in the 60m hurdles, (8.42) and fourth in the high jump (6-02.25).

Phuong Truong placed fifth in the weight throw (45-08.00), and Okuoma Idah earned sixth in the long jump (21-06.00). Courtland Clavette was the Bears' top finisher in the shot put, turning in a 46-00.50 for fifth place.

The women's team was led by Kebbeh Darpolar, who brought home the team's lone title with a toss of 48-11.00 in the shot put to rank second in the Ivy League. Senior Victoria Buhr followed in third place with a 42-06.75, and Heather Vermillion earned a 41-03.00 to fifth.

Jocelyn West was the Bears' top finisher in the high jump, placing fourth with a height of 5-03.00. In the weight throw, Lacey Craker tossed a 56-05.75 for second place, ranking second in the Ivy League. Darpolar also competed in the weight throw, coming in fifth with a 49-05.75.

Hannah Wallace turned in a second place mark in the pole vault with an 11-09.75 to rank fourth in the Ivy League.

On the men's side, Kenneth Thompson won the triple jump title with a 46-09.50 leap. Jonathan Padmore and Dak Sheriff earned third and fourth place finishes, respectively, as Padmore turned in a 43-00.50 and Sheriff earned a 42.11.50.

Peter Rhodes picked up second place in the long jump (22-03.75), second in the 60m hurdles (8.42) and fourth in the high jump (6-02.25).

Phuong Truong placed fifth in the weight throw (45-08.00), and Okuoma Idah earned sixth in the long jump (21-06.00). Courtland Clavette was the Bears' top finisher in the shot put, turning in a 46-00.50 for fifth place.