Bears Shine at Alden Invitational
Providence, RI- In the first meet of the 2010-11 indoor track & field season, the Brown University men's and women's team combined for 14 titles yesterday afternoon at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center.
The women earned 10 titles in yesterday's meet at the OMAC, as Brynn Smith led the way with two in the shot put and weight throw.
Smith tossed a 57-01 (17.41m) for the weight throw title, and threw a 47-04 (14.43m) in the shot. Teammate Victoria Buhr finished right behind Smith in the shot put tossing a 45-01 (14.43m) and earning sixth and seventh place was Jessica Eason (40-07) and Natasha Smith (40-04). Lacey Craker competed in the weight throw for the Bears and earned fourth place with a 52-04 (15.96m).
Hannah Wallace cleared the pole vault at 10-11 (3.35m) to finish first overall, and Chelsea Hartigan followed right behind with a mark of 10-11 (3.35m) for second. In the long jump the Bears locked up first through third place finishes, as Jara Crear garnered the top spot with a 5.17m leap, followed by Rachel Biblo (5.05) and Brianna Crimmins (5.00m). Biblo also competed in the triple jump for Bruno, and earned the title with an 11.37m leap.
In the running events, Colby Lubman won the 300m title in 41.16 seconds, followed by a fourth place finish by Brielle Beaudette (41.72), and Nealy Williams (43.68) finished in 10th. Lubman also earned fourth in the 55m dash crossing the line in 7.36 seconds. In the 55m hurdles, Susan Scavone finished second overall (8.32) and Chelsea Walters (8.44) finished right behind in third.
The Bears earned first through fourth in the 1,000m run, as Michaeline Nelson finished first with a time of 3:01.61. Following Nelson was Carolyn Ranti (3:01.86), Shannon Stacey (3:02.95) and Sasha Teninty (3:04.37).
Samantha Adelberg won the one-mile run race with a 4:49.50, and Elizabeth Costa finished sixth with a 5:43.54. Melanie Fineman and Caitlin Stone earned first and second place in the 3000m run, as Fineman turned in a 10:30.44 and Stone with a 10:36.04.
On the men's side, Brown's Evan Weinstock, Nate Elder, Sean Igelman and Daniel Smith each garnered a title for the Bears in their respective events as the newcomers gained valuable experience for the upcoming season.
Weinstock won the 55-meter dash in 6.59 seconds, and Mike Mazerik followed in third place with a time of 6.68 seconds. Weinstock almost collected a title in the 300m dash, but fell just short of Providence College's Brian Stannard (36.20) to finish in second place with his 36.37 second time. Also in the 300, Ajani Brown ran a solid race to earn sixth place with a time of 37.06 seconds.
Elder captured the 600m title with a time of 1:22.07, and teammate Matt Bevil came in right behind with a 1:22.15. Zach Keefer finished in fifth place with a 1:28.17.
In the 55m hurdles, Brown's Vincent Sghiatti and Arjun Pande finished in fifth and sixth places, respectively, with Sghiatti finishing in 8.44 seconds and Pande running in 8.60.
Igelman cleared the pole vault at 13-11 (4.26m) to capture the title, and Thompson earned first in the long jump with a 6.20m leap. Thompson also earned a fourth place finish in the triple jump with a leap of 13.27m. Brown's Daniel Smith won the shot put with a throw of 53-11 (16.44m) and teammate Joe Daou came in right behind with a 49-10 (15.19m) for second place. Weinstock also competed in the shot put and finished in sixth place with a throw of 40-11 (12.49m).