Boston, MA- The Brown women's track & field squad finished just four points out of first place with 93 points to earn second out of 17 teams at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games yesterday afternoon. Host Northeastern won the title with 97 points, as Boston College earned third (72), New Hampshire in fourth (64.50) and Maine in fifth (62). Highlighting the meet was senior Gabriella Baiter's title in the triple jump, Brown's only first-place finish of the day.
Baiter registered a leap of 40-02.25 (12.25m) in the triple jump to win the line title of the day. The Bears had other solid field event results, which included senior Brynn Smith's second place in the weight throw (53-11.00) and sophomore Victoria Buhr's second place in the shot put (44-00). Sophomore Lacey Craker also competed in the weight throw finishing in seventh overall with a toss of 50-02.00, and rookie Jessica Eason had a solid finish in the shot put earning fourth with a 40-10.25.
Sophomore Hannah Wallace posted an 11-05.75 in the pole vault and freshman teammate Chelsea Hartigan followed behind to earn fifth place with a height of 11-05.75. Rounding out the field events for Brown was junior Jara Crear's third place in the long jump (17-08.25).
Brown also had some great performances in the running events, which included junior Susan Scavone's third place in the 55m hurdles with a time of 8.31 seconds. Freshman Colby Lubman ran a quick 55m dash finishing in 7.32 seconds to finish in second place, and senior Samantha Adelberg placed third in the 800m run with a time of 2:09.38. The Bears had a few solid performances in the 200m dash, as Lubman earned fourth in 26.09 seconds, followed by Nealy Williams' 26.19 for fifth. Senior Natasha Smith finished in 27.38 seconds to earn 28th.
Sophomore Ari Garber had a solid showing in the 3,000m run to place second with a 9:53.01, and sophomore Olivia Mickle and freshman Elaine Kuckertz came in seventh and eighth with times of 10:11.55 and 10:12.53, respectively.
The Bears will be back in action next weekend when the squad travels to New Haven for the Giegengack Invitational hosted at Yale from Feb. 4-5.