March 31, 2006
Palo Alto, CA -
On the first day of the Stanford Invitational, Brown's track and field team competed despite rain showers. New top ten marks highlighted the day.
Rookie Nicole Burns (Newburgh, NY) blazed to a 54.88 in the 400-meter dash, ranking third all-time for Bruno. She won her heat by nearly two seconds.
Senior Anna Willard (Telstar, ME) raced to a time of 16:35 in the 5,000-meter run, breaking the previous school record by nine seconds. Junior Michol Monaghan (Uniontown, PA) timed in at 16:49 to put her third all-time.
Sophomore Akilah King (Medford, MA) also scorched the track for the sprint squad, clocking 24.71 in the 200-meter run to also break onto the top ten, taking second her section of the highly competitive invitational. Burns doubled back in the event, posting 24.98 in her heat. On the men's side, sophomores Jamil McClintock (Plainfield, NJ) and Luke Renick (Warrenton, VA) timed 22.88 and 22.89, respectively.
McClintock also qualified for the finals of the 110-meter hurdles by posting 14.62 in the qualifying heats.
For the throws squad, senior Kent Walls (Beckley, WV) threw the hammer for 174-1, and junior Paul Rosiak (Woodridge, NJ) marked 184-6 in the javelin. Also in the javelin, junior Laura Dudek (West Warren, MA) hit 124-9. Freshman David Howard (Columbia, MD) hit 48-4 in the shot put, and sophomore Chelsea McCarron (Georgetown, MA) threw 42 feet in the same event. Walls also threw the discus for 143-11.
Sophomore Ozzie Myers (Chittenango, NY) timed in at 14:37 in the 5,000 to nab eighth in his section, and junior Neil Hamel (Cumberland, RI) placed second in his heat of the 1500-meter (3:55.76), missing first by only .04 seconds. Sophomore Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK) also took second in her heat of the 1500 in 4:33.56.
Competition resumes late tonight with the second and third heats of the men's 5,000-meter run and tomorrow with qualifying athletes moving on to the finals from today's trials.