April 2, 2006
Palo Alto, CA -
On the second day of competition at the Stanford Invitational, Brown continued to rewrite the top ten boards.
Sophomore Sarah Groothuis (Aurora, NE) threw the discus for 141-9, Groothuis already ranks second all-time for Bruno in the event.
Junior Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) doubled for the middle-distance squad, timing in at 2:10.70 in the 800-meter run and 4:27.84 in the 1500-meter. She moves up four spots to third all-time for Brown in the 1500. Senior co-captain Kelly Powell (East Patchogue, NY) also raced the two lap event, crossing in 2:13.84. The women's 4x400 relay team posted a final time of 3:47.86, just missing Brown's all-time list.
Late Friday night, juniors Chris Burke (Ann Arbor, MI) and Nick Neely (Portola Valley, CA) raced the 5,000-meter run. Burke was second in his section with a personal best 14:14.08, and Nick Neely also had a personal best, racing to a 14:25.34 in his heat. Burke's time ranks him seventh all-time.
Junior sprinter Michael Pruzinsky (Wayne, NJ) clocked 21.77 in the 200-meter dash, his first time in the event this year. Senior Dallas Dissmore (Princeton, NJ) also opened his outdoor season with 48.29 in the 400-meter dash.
Sophomore Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) qualified on Friday for the highly competitive 110-meter hurdle finals and on Saturday posted 14.67 in the event.
Sophomore Ikenna Achilihu (Monroe, LA) competed in the triple jump, hitting 48-2.5 feet.
The Bears return to competition next weekend in Storrs, CT at the University of Connecticut Invitational.