PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown men's and women's track & field teams posted several impressive performances as the teams competed at the Dr. Sander Invitational Armory Challenge and Boston University Terrier Classic over the weekend.
Dr. Sander Invitational Armory Challenge
Rookie Ijeoma Uche (Lawrenceville, Ga.) captured first place in the long jump, as she topped the field of 30 with a career-best leap of 19-7.5, second best all-time in program history and the top mark in the Ivy League this season.
Carly Paul (Fort Collins, Colo.) and Jenell Grier-Spratley (Alexandria, Va.) went first and third, respectively, in the high jump with cleared heights of 5-7.25 and 5-6.
For the men, Owen Russell (Attleboro, Mass.) won the weight throw for the third time in as many weeks as he topped the field of 20 with a toss of 64-8.75. Ryan Laudermilk (Riverside, Calif.) turned in a runner-up performance in the high jump with a career best cleared height of 6-9.75.
May Stern (Providence, R.I.) was sixth overall in the 400 meters as she crossed in a time of 56.77.
Boston University Terrier Classic
Senior Martin Martinez (Waukegan, Ill.) was eighth out of 114 runners in the 3,000 meters as he finished at 7:59.63 for second all-time at Brown, behind only former NCAA Champion Greg Whiteley '89 (7:55.49).
Zachary Lanigan (Sydney, Australia) placed eighth overall out of 128 runners in the 800 meters as he crossed the finish line at 1:49.66, the best time in the Ivy League this season and third all-time in Brown history. Zack Emrich (North Kingstown, R.I.) was 14th overall with a personal-best time of 1:51.17 for ninth in program history.
Senior Alexis Van Pernis (Kailua Kona, Hawaii) placed ninth in the 1,000 meters in a time of 2:54.85, while rookie Bailey Pate (Valencia, Calif.) was tenth overall in the 500 meters at 1:17.33.
Brown returns to action next weekend at the New England Championships.