April 17, 2006

Bears Place Second in Home Meet

April 15, 2006

Providence, RI-- The men's amd women's track & field teams hosted the Brown Invitational this weekend. The Bears took second with 167 points in the seven team competition. Highlighting the day was a near sweep of the distance events, with Brown women winning the 800m, 3000m, 5000m and steeplechase.

Senior co-captain Kelly Powell (East Patchogue, NY) won the 800m in decisive fashion with a time of 2:12.26, nearly two seconds ahead of second place. The Bears also took third and fourth places in the half. Freshman Kat D'Auria (Norwich, CT) was third in 2:14.08, followed by Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK) in fourth (2:14.92).

In the mile, junior Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) placed third with a time of 4:51.0 and was closely followed by sophomore Gupta in fourth (4:53.6).

Junior Michol Monaghan (Uniontown, PA) won the 3000m run by more than 40 seconds with her time of 9:58.33.

Senior Anna Willard (Greenwood, ME) won the steeplechase in 10:31.64 and broke her own school record by four seconds.

In the 5000m, the Bears took both first and second places. Leading the way was senior Anya Davidson (Brunswick, ME) in 17:19.29, followed by classmate Jilane Rodgers (Brea, CA) in second (17:27.38).

Junior Lauren Hale (Warren, RI) was fourth in the 100m with a time of 12.1. In the 200m, the Bears took the third, fifth and sixth positions. Sophomore Akilah King (Medford, MA) was third with a time of 24.44. King's time in the 200m puts her at fifth on Brown's all-time outdoor list. King was also second in the 400m with a time of 56.58, good for ninth on the all-time list. Both of Hale's times were personal bests.

On the field, senior Erin Meschter (Danville, PA) was second in the high jump (1.65m/5'5"). Sophomore Tiffany Chang (Lafeyette, CA) placed second in the pole vault (3.5m/11'5.75").

In the throws, sophomore Sarah Groothuis (Aurora, NE) took second in the discus (42.15m/138"3") while freshman Molly Hawksley (Rumford, RI) placed likewise in the hammer throw (48.65m/159'7").

The Bears return to competition next Saturday at the University of Connecticut.

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