April 29, 2012

Women’s Track & Field Hosts Brown Springtime Invitational

Providence, RI- The Brown University women's track & field team hosted its annual Brown Springtime Invitational on Sunday afternoon.  The squad compiled multiple titles and had some solid PR's as the team prepared for the Heptagonal Championships May 5-6. 

Megan Palmer won the 800m run with a personal record of 2:11.20 and was followed by junior Tess Plant-Thomas with a third place time of 2:12.50 and Sasha Teninty in sixth with a 2:14.32.  Also winning a title today was Elaine Kuckertz in the 5,000m run with a 17:24.25, and close behind was Rachel Baker in fourth and Brianna Rogers in fifth. 

Senior Susan Scavone won the 100m hurdle title with a time of 14.31 seconds, and in sixth was Nealy Williams with a 15.19.   Brown's 4x400m relay team won the race with a 3:55.83, and the 4x100m relay earned third with a 48.31.

Winning titles in the field events was junior Hannah Wallace, who earned a 3.70m in the pole vault, while Lacey Craker captured the hammer throw title with a 58.98m throw, and Heather Vermillion placed fourth with a 50.46m distance. 

"All around the throws group had a fantastic day," said Director of Track & Field Michelle Eisenreich.  "They all threw right at or set personal records and just looked really good and are prepared to throw with the best in the league."

In the 400m dash, freshman Efe Cudjoe led the Bears with a second place finish with a 58.84 and freshman Kayla Tyrell finished third with a 59.07.  Then, freshman Michele Narbonne came in fourth (59.47) and Elena Venable in sixth (59.97).  

Phoebe Hopkins came in second in the 400m hurdles with a 1:06.92 and Bridgette Black led Brown in the 1500 with a 4:39.43 to earn sixth place.  Also, Leah Eickhoff finished eighth with a 4:40.60.  Kat Grimes placed third in the 3000m run with a 10:27.24 and Elizabeth Ryan picked up fifth place with a 10:31.92. 

Jocelyn West, who placed second with a 1.65m height, led Brown's high jumpers and Gabrielle Gennaci finished fifth with a 1.40m height.

In the shot put, sophomore Jessica Eason earned third with a 13.21m toss and Heather Vermillion placed sixth with a 12.66m throw.  Earning third in the discus was Lacey Craker with a 45.41m throw, and Jessica Easton finished fifth with a 39.91.  In the javelin, Holleigh Bergstrom placed fourth overall with a 37.44m distance. 

Also, a few track & field athletes from the men's and women's team competed at the Penn Relays this weekend as well.   Jara Crear placed 19th in the college women's eastern long jump.