February 2, 2014

Women’s Track & Field Wins Three Titles at URI Invite

KINGSTON, R.I. – Seniors Brienna Crimmins (Sacramento, Calif.) and Victoria Buhr (Cheboygan, Mich.) and sophomore Uzoamaka Okoro (Darien, Ill.) captured individual titles to lead the Brown women's indoor track & field team to a second-place finish at the URI Coaches Invitational on Saturday at Mackel Fieldhouse.

The Bears finished with 114.5 points to place behind host Rhode Island (170.5), but ahead of Boston University (114), New Hampshire (76), Providence (71), UMass-Lowell (34), Central Connecticut (27), Stonehill (20) and Bryant (16).

In the field, Crimmins captured a first-place finish in the long jump as she topped the field with a leap of 18-02.25.

Sophomore Morayo Akande (Robinson, Ill.) was runner-up in the high jump with an ECAC-qualifying leap of 5-07.00.

The Bears claimed the top two spots in the triple jump, led by Okoro with a leap of 37-05.00, while fellow sophomore O'Sha Williams (Jamaica, N.Y.) took second at 37-01.25.

In the shot put, Buhr topped the 19-thrower field with a winning toss of 47-01.00 to qualify for the ECAC Championships, while junior Heather Vermillion (Visalia, Calif.) placed third with a toss of 42-06.75.

Sophomore Kebbeh Darpolor (Pecos, Texas) was runner-up in the weight throw with a toss of 51-09.25.

On the track, sophomore Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) took third in the finals of the 60 meters with a time of 7.88, while rookie Najatee McNeil (Reisterstown, Md.) placed third in the finals of the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.93.

The Bears return to action Feb. 7-8 at the Boston University Valentine's Invitational.