PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Shanelle DeJournett (Knoxville, Tenn.) tied a school record and eight Bears posted top-10 school performances as the Brown men's and women's track & field teams hosted the Alden Invitational in the season opener on Saturday.
"I couldn't be more pleased with how we opened the season," Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. "To get a school record and 8 all-time top ten performances in December is a very encouraging indicator of the kind of team we can be by the end of the season."
DeJournett claimed first place in the high jump with a cleared height of 5-10, tied for best in school history, sharing the honor with Lindsay Taylor '01 who set the mark in 1997.
Maxine Offiaeli (South Windsor, Conn.) topped the field of 18 throwers in the hammer with a winning toss of 59-11.25 for the third-best mark in program history. Rookie Kendra Offiaeli (South Windsor, Conn.) was first in the shot put with a toss of 45-11.25 for eighth-best in school history. Rookie Amanda Block (Beverly Hills, Calif.) was runner-up in the pole vault with a cleared height of 11-05.25, fifth all-time in school history.
On the men's side, sophomore Owen Russell (Attleboro, Mass.) claimed first place in the weight throw with a toss of 65-11.00, good for second best all-time in program history. Junior Brian Pfaff (Johannesburg, South Africa) turned in the eighth-best 60-meter finish in school history as he topped the finals with a time of 6.92.
Brown returns to action on Saturday, December 10 when the Bears compete at the Northeastern Jay Carisella Invitational in Boston.