April 19, 2009

Brynn Smith Posts New Track & Field Record in Hammer Throw

April 19, 2009

Fayetteville, Ark. - The Brown University women's & field team competed in three different meets this past weekend and posted solid results as two qualified for the NCAA Regionals. Brown competed at the University of Arkansas in the John McDonnell Invitational, the Husky Select Invitational at UConn, and also the Larry Ellis Invitational at Princeton.

Brynn Smith (Saco, ME) did an outstanding job competing at the John McDonnell Invitational at the University of Arkansas over the weekend throwing a 179-09, a huge personal record that qualifies for NCAA Regionals and makes her the Brown University school record holder. Senior Nicole Burns (Newburgh, NY) also turned in a solid performance for Bruno in both the 400m and 200m in a torrential downpour. She posted a 24.66 in the 200m to earn 11th place.

Brown sophomore Michaeline Nelson (McLean, VA) also qualified for the Regionals in the 3,000m steeplechase at the Larry Ellis Invitational hosted at Princeton University, posting a 10:49 in her first steeplechase ever.

Also competing well at Princeton was sophomore Kesley Ramsey (Frankin Lakes, NJ) with a 4:29 in the 1,500-meter and freshman Roseanne Fleming (Westlake Village, CA) turned in a 2:13.7 in the 800m run.

At UConn, sophomore Samantha Adelberg (Washington, DC) earned the 1,500m title with a 4:37.75 followed by Megan Fitzpatrick (Hopewell Valley, NJ) in fifth place with a 4:50.32. Susan Scavone (Summit, NJ) earned a 14.73 in the 100m hurdles, followed by Vicki Wilson (Solon, OH) with a 15.80.

The Bears did a great job in the field events, as Cassandra Wong placed second in the pole vault (10-11.75) and Katherine Wood placed fourth in the javelin throw (135-10). Lissa Mazanec (Colby, KS) finished in fourth in the discus (135-07) and Shannon Stone (Mont Vernon, NH) posted a 17-02.00 in the long jump for fifth and Rachel Biblo (Thiensville, WI) came in sixth with a 16-10.75.

The Bears are back in action next weekend when it hosts the Brown Invitational.