February 8, 2004

Women's Track and Field Takes 4th at URI

Feb. 7, 2004

Kingston, RI - Women's track and field competed Saturday at the University of Rhode Island Invitational in Kingston. The team took fourth out of the twelve attending schools.

Junior Meredith Crocker (Wakefield, RI) turned in two strong performances by running to sixth place in the mile with a 5:05 PR, then coming back to run the anchor leg of the DMR in 5:02, taking the team from 8th place to 1st. Nora Sullivan '06 (Cambridge, MA) also ran a PR in the mile with a time of 5:02.84, which was good for 3rd. Sullivan anchored another Brown DMR team with a split of 5:11. In the 3000, sophomore Anna Willard (Greenwood, ME) took second with a time of 10:13 despite training primarily for the 800 and mile.

On the field, junior Ashley Wall (Ellicott City, MD) jumped 5'7", earning a personal best to take second place in the high jump. Senior Katie Rowinski (Wakefield, RI) took third with a leap of 5'5". In the triple jump, Brittany Grovey '06 (Hobbs, NM) was 4th at 38'1". Freshman Allison Brager (Youngstown, OH) continued her recent improvements in the pole vault. She cleared a height of 10'4" and then moved to a longer pole for her third attempt, so watch for greater heights from Brager in the coming weeks.

The sprint team turned in some solid performances, notably freshman Naja Ferjan's (Ljubljan, Slovenia) 1:15.63 in the 500, which was good for third on Brown's all-time indoor list. Co-captain Julia Stevenson '04 (Bowie, MD) is back in action after injury difficulties and ran a 25.91 in the 200 off of little training. The 1600m relay team was 4th with a time of 3:55.23. Ferjan and Kelly Powell '06 (East Patchogue, NY) ran splits of 57.1 and 57.9, respectively. The 4x400 time is primed to be shaved down with the return of Stevenson at the Fast Track Invitational next week.

The Brown women return to action on February 13 at the Fast Track Invitational in Boston. Expect strong performances as the competitors attempt to get good seed times for the upcoming Heptagonal Championships.