Women’s Track & Field Takes Sixth at Ivy Heptagonal Championships

HANOVER, N.H. – The Brown University women's track & field team finished with 37.5 points to earn sixth place at the Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Championships over the weekend on the campus of Dartmouth College.

Brown finished with 37.5 total points to place behind Harvard (122), Dartmouth (102), Columbia (95), Princeton (79) and Cornell (54), but ahead of Penn (22.5) and Yale (15).

"I was really pleased with our performance this weekend, both on the men's and women's side," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field. "I'm glad to have three individual Heps champions."

Sophomore Morayo Akande (Robinson, Ill.) captured a first-place finish in the high jump with a leap of 5-08.00, winning in a jump-off over Inka Busack of Princeton and Raegan Nizdil of Harvard.

Sophomore Kebbeh Darpolor (Pecos, Texas) finished fourth overall in the weight throw with a toss of 57-05.00, while fellow sophomore Uzoamaka Okoro (Darien, Ill.) placed fifth in the triple jump with a leap of 38-04.25.

Junior Alex Stanton (Medfield, Mass.) reached the finals of the 400 meters and placed seventh overall in a time of 56.62, while freshman Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) took sixth in the finals of the 60 meters with a time of 7.71.

Senior Heidi Caldwell (Hanover, N.H.) turned in a fourth-place finish in the 5,000 meters as she crossed the finish line in a time of 16:29.59.

In the field on Saturday, the Bears put together a strong performance in the shot put as Victoria Buhr (Cheboygan, Mich.) and Heather Vermillion (Visalia, Calif.) took second and fifth, respectively, with throws of 47-01.50 and 45-02.25.

Senior Brienna Crimmins (Sacramento, Calif.) placed third overall in the long jump with a leap of 18-07.25.

The Bears return to action on March 7-9 for the ECAC Championships in Boston, Mass.