BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – The Brown University track and field program traveled with a partial squad to a make-up meet at Boston University on Thursday, February 14. The abbreviated competition replaced the St. Valentine Invitational that was cancelled this past weekend due to Winter Storm Nemo. In addition to BU, Boston College, Harvard, Dartmouth, Providence College and Northeastern were in attendance.
"We built some momentum tonight as we prepare for Heps next weekend," said interim director of track & field Tim Springfield. "We had multiple athletes make solid improvements that will put them in a strong position to contend at Heps. Ryan Kelly and Ajani Brown both had personal records in the men's 400m and Alex Stanton closed very well to win the women's 400m in a solid time. All together we had eight lifetime best performances. I'm really looking forward to seeing our team compete next weekend."
On the women's side, Alexandra Stanton (Medfield, MA) claimed first place in the 400m dash, finishing in 56.3s. Senior Tess Plant-Thomas (San Diego, CA) competed in the 800m, running a solid 2:15.26 for fourth place.
The remaining women raced in the mile run, with Bree Shugarts (Lewistown, PA) leading the Bears with a time of 4:45.6, good for third place. Elaine Kuckertz (Clarendon Hills, IL) and Lily Harrington (West Hartford, CT) claimed fifth and sixth place, respectively, both finishing under five minutes.
The rest of the program will compete in the USATF New England Meet, the final competition before the Indoor Heptagonal Championships, this coming Sunday, February 17 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.