February 29, 2004

Women's Track Takes Third At Ivy Heptagonal Championships

Feb. 29, 2004

Ithaca, NY - The women's indoor track team placed third at the 2004 Ivy League Heptagonal Championships hosted by Cornell this weekend. The Bears improved from their sixth place finish last season to third this year with 69 points behind Cornell and Princeton. Brown had two individuals along with the 4x800 meter relay team earn titles.

Coming into the meet, Brown was predicted to finish fourth overall while Yale was expected to be third. Brown got off to a great start early on Sunday in the high jump. Katie Rowinski '04 (Wakefield, RI), who came into the meet ranked 8th in the league, won the high jump with a leap of 1.74m (5'8.5") while Yale's jumper who was ranked 1st did not score. This unexpected turn of events brought excitement to the team which carried throughout the entire day.

Freshman Naja Ferjan earned her first Ivy League title by winning the 800 meter run with a time of 2:10.95.

The 4x800 meter relay team of seniors Caci Cambruzzi, Katherine Kosub and Kate Cushing along with sophomore Anna Willard placed first with a time of 8:56.19.

In the triple jump sophomore Brittany Grovey took second with a leap of 12.29 meters (40'4"). Junior Jill Lynch was edged out of defending her title in the shot put. She placed third with a throw of 13.29 meters. In the pole vault, freshman Allison Brager (Youngstown, OH) jumped to a 7-inch PR (10'11.75").

In the 60 meter dash finals senior Lauren Linder placed third with a time of 7.75. In the 200 meters senior Julia Stevenson took fifth with a time of 25.41. Sophomore Kelly Powell took sixth in the 400 meter finals, timing in at 58.17.

In the seeded 5,000 meter run sophomore Nora Sullivan placed fourth with a time of 17:03.69. Junior Fara Kitton took sixth in the 60 meter hurdles with a time of 9.05.

The 4x400 meter relay team of sophomore Emily Lewis-LaMonica, Stevenson, Powell, and Ferjan placed second with a time of 3:50.23. Ferjan's anchor split of 56.5 seconds took the relay from third place to second.