April 28, 2008
Providence, RI - At their second and final home meet of the season, the women's track team put up some consistent numbers at the Brown Springtime Invitational on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL) put up the most impressive number in the discus, hurling a 155-07 throw to qualify for the NCAA Regionals on May 30.
Junior Molly Hawksley (Rumford, RI) won the hammer throw with a 163-09 toss, and sophomore Brynn Smith (Sace, ME) followed the effort at 146-09 in fourth place. Smith and Grunloh also finished third and fourth in the shot put at 44-05.25 and 42-11.5, respectively. Katie Wood (St. Joseph, MO) polished off the sophomore throwers' top finishes with a third place javelin throw of 128-06.
Out on the track, freshman Samantha Adelberg (Washington, D.C.) was one of two individual first-place finishers for Bruno. She ran a 56.40 in the 400 meters, edging out Alison Fogarty of Boston College by a full second. The 4x400 relay team earned a first-place finish as well with a time of 3:58.46, beating out second-place Stonehill by a full ten seconds. The 4x100 relay team narrowly missed first-place with its time of 48.54, just 0.22 seconds slower than first place UMass-Lowell.
The Bears stayed consistent with top-five finishes in other races. Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ) came in third in the 800-meter with a time of 2:13.51. In the 1500-meter run, Michaeline Nelson (McLean, VA) also came in third at 4:35.98 and Lena Groeger (Cambridge, MA) took third in the 5000-meter run with her 18:32.66 time. Megan Fitzpatrick (Hopewell Valley, NJ) turned in a time of 10:09.36 in the 3000-meter race, good for fourth.
Sophomore heptathlete Natasha Smith (Gloucester, MA) was the other Brown first-place finisher in the high jump at a height of 5-05.00. Grace Watson (Belmont, MA) and Anna Cook (Burlington, NJ) tied for sixth with jumps of 5-01.00 as well.
The Bears have the coming weekend off to prepare for the penultimate Ivy Heptagonal Championships at Yale that start on May 10.