Jan. 27, 2008
Cambridge, MA - The Brown women's indoor track & field squad dominated the Harvard Select Meet by finishing in first place with a total of 144 points. The Bears finished ahead of Cornell (135), Harvard (75), Rhode Island (55.50) and New Hampshire (51.50).
During Saturday's meet in which Brown defeated perennial powerhouse, Cornell, for the first time since 2001, the Bears brought home nine first-place finishes. Senior Akilah King (Medford, MA) brought home a title in the triple jump (41-06.50), provisionally qualifying for Nationals, and the 60-meter dash (7.74).
Senior Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK) ruled the one mile run, winning by a cushion of eight seconds with a 4:51.73. Cornell's Kim Standridge placed second with a 5:00.15. Also running well was Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ), coming in fifth with a 5:04.06.
Sophomore Ariel Wright (Oakland, CA) placed first in the 3,000m with a 9:53.07, as freshman Lauren Pischel (La Jolla, CA) came in sixth with a 10:05.90. In the 60m hurdles, Dianna Anderson (Verona, NJ) had a spectacular 8.86 for first place, as Brown "A" won the distance medley with an 11:59.98. Brown "B" placed second in the 1,600 relay with a 3:55.34.
Freshman Anna Cook (Burlington, VT) and Grace Watson (Belmont, MA) finished in second and third, respectively, turning in a 5-05 in the high jump. Freshman Brynn Smith (Sace, ME) earned first place with a 46-06.75 in the shot put, while sophomore Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL) secured second with a 44-09.75.