February 26, 2011

Brynn Smith Leads Bears after Day One of Ivy Heptagonal Championships

RESULTS

New York, NY- The Brown University men's and women's track & field team finished the first day of the Ivy League Indoor Heptagonal Championships hosted at The Armory in New York. Senior Brynn Smith highlighted the day with a hammer throw title, while various members of the men's and women's squad have advanced to the finals tomorrow.

The Princeton University women's squad is currently in the lead with 54 points, as Columbia follows with 27 for second and Dartmouth in third with 22. Brown sits in sixth place with 11 points, three points ahead of Penn.

Smith captured the weight throw title with an outstanding toss of 60-01.00 (18.31m), finishing ahead of Harvard's Adabell Ekechukwu (57-01.50) and Princeton's Emma Ruggiero (56-10.75).

In the one-mile run, Brown's Elaine Kuckertz and Kesley Ramsey both qualified to the finals tomorrow. Kuckertz ran the race in 4:50.42 to place fifth, and Ramsey posted a time of 4:52.41 for ninth. Susan Scavone qualified for the 60m hurdles final for the Bears. Scavone came in fourth place with a time of 8.74 seconds.

For the men, Princeton currently leads day one with 59 points, followed by Cornell (23) and Harvard (17).

Brown's Kevin Cooper made the one mile final with a seventh place time of 4:08.95. Teammate Nate Elder will advance to the finals of the 500 after a solid 1:03.92 for seventh, and Matt Bevil qualified in the 800 with an eighth place time of 1:52.43. Rounding out the men's qualifiers is Dan Lowry's seventh place in the 3k (8:11.44) and Evan Weinstock heads into the heptathlon in third with 2,836 points.