January 28, 2007

Bears Pass Harvard, Fall to Cornell at Annual Tri-Meet

Jan. 28, 2007

Cambridge, MA - Freshman Thelma Breezeatl (Manassas, VA) and sophomore Nicole Burns (Newburgh, NY) continued their winning streaks in the sprinting events, together earning first place in the 60, 200, and 400 meter dashes. They helped the Bears accrue a total of 47 points, surpassing Harvard's 18, but still shy of Cornell's impressive 94 point score.

The sprinting events, were highlighted by Burns' first place in the 400 with a 55.97, and Breezeatl's wins in the 60-meter dash (7.62) and the 200 (25.40). Junior captain Akilah King (Medford, MA) finished third in the 200 meter with a 25.67 run. Burns' finish in the 400 meter places her fourth on the list of Brown's top ten indoor performances.

Senior Naja Ferjan (Ljublgana, Slovenia) finished second in the 800 with a 2:09.24, followed by freshman Emily Bourdeau (Longmeadow, MA) in fourth with a 2:15.92. Freshman Ariel Wright (Oakland, CA) finished third in the 3,000 meter run with a 10:02.71, after leading the pack most of the race. Sophomore Lindsay Kahn (Port Jefferson, NY) followed in fifth, with a 10:09.25.

In the relays, Brown took second in the both the 1,600 meter and 3,200 meter races. The 1,600 meter was run in 3:51.21, finishing just four seconds behind Cornell. The Bears time for the 3,200 meter relay was 9:29.98.

The field events were highlighted by scores in the long jump, triple jump, and shot put. Freshman Rikki Baldwin finished second in the long jump with a 5.41-meter jump. Freshman Shannon Stone earned second in the triple jump with her 10.93 effort. Brown took the top two spots in the shot put with freshmen Jenna Silver (Elmhurst, IL) and Alex Hartley's (Spring, TX) respective 12.67 and 12.46-meter throws.

The Bears will compete again on February 2 at the Giegengack Invitational at Yale University in New Haven, CT.

Complete Results