Women’s Track & Field Opens Outdoor Season at UConn
Storrs, CT- The Brown University women's track & field team opened up the outdoor season at the UConn's All-Conn meet on Saturday afternoon.
Brown's Colby Lubman finished second in the 100m dash, coming in close behind Yale's Adele Jackson-Gibson. Also, Alex Stanton brought home the 400m hurdle title. Another highlight for Brown was Bree Shugarts' second place finish in the 800m run and her third place in the 1500m.
"I was pleased after a heavy week of training," said women's distance coach Mitchell Baker. "The women on campus did a nice job executing what we were trying to accomplish to set us up for late season meets."
The throwers also had a solid day, as Niina Al-Hassan captured the javelin title with a 42.01m distance, and Holleigh Bergstrom set a personal record in the javelin with a 40.21m throw. In the shot put, Heather Vermillion placed third in the shot put with a 12.57m throw and Jessica Eason earned fourth with a 12.45m distance. Jara Crear won the long jump with a 5.55m distance and Brienna Crimmins earned third with a 5.42m distance.
Also competing for the Bears was Lacey Craker, who placed second in the discus with a 44.14m, and Jessica Eason set a personal record with a 39.10m mark for fourth.
Craker and Vermillion also finished in second and third place in the hammer throw. Craker was just a few feet short of her PR from last year with a 55.62m throw, while Vermillion set a 20-foot personal record with a third place distance of 51.39m.