Brown Women Take Third At Heptagonal ChampionshipsHanover, NH-- The women's track & field team took third place in this weekend's Heptagonal Championships with 75 points. Cornell won their fifth straight team title with 142 points and Yale was second with 85. The meet featured great performances from every event group, and a national ranking in the triple jump from senior co-captain Brittany Grovey.
Grovey (Hobbs, NM) defended her triple jump title with a winning leap of 13.22m/43'4 1/2", more than two feet ahead of her nearest competitor. Grovey broke her own school record by nearly two feet with this performance, and set a new meet record. The old record had stood for 17 years. Grovey's mark puts her seventh in the nation in the triple jump. She also placed third in the long jump yesterday.
The Bears' 4x800m relay team also set a new meet and school record with their winning time of 8:53.91. The members of this record setting team were sophomore Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK), junior Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia), senior co-captain Kelly Powell (East Patchogue, NY), and senior Anna Willard (Greenwood, ME).
Sophomore Akilah King (Meford, MA) had a breakout weekend and took second in both the 200m and 400m finals with a times of 24.84 and 56.05, respectively. These times put her fourth on the Bears' all-time indoor list for each event.
More points were brought in by Ferjan with her second place finish in the 800m (2:11.21). Also scoring in that race was Powell with a fifth-place finish (2:11.74).
Willard (Greenwood, ME) was third in the mile with a time of 4:49.99, putting her fourth on the all-time indoor list.
The Bears' mile relay team (freshman Nicole Burns (Newburgh, NY), junior Laura Snizek (Vermontville, NY), Cheryl Scott (Atco, NJ), King) placed second behind Cornell in 3:47.21. This time puts them fourth on the all-time indoor list.
The women's next competition will be March 3-4 at ECACs in Boston, MA.