May 5, 2007

Heptagonal Championships Day One Recap

May 5, 2007

Princeton, NJ - The first day of the Heptagonal Championships included a third, fourth, sixth, and two fifth place finishes for the Brown women's track & field team. After only six scored events, they are currently in seventh place with fifteen points after day one. Seven athletes qualified for tomorrow's finals, some of whom qualified for finals in more than one event. Cornell is currently leading the competition with 37 points.

Freshman Jenna Silver (Elmhurst, IL) tied for third place in the shot put with a 41-10.5 throw, earning the Bears 5 points. Freshman Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL) took fifth in the event with a 41-09.75, good for two points. Sophomore Molly Hawksley (Rumford, RI) placed fifth in the weight throw with a throw of 160-08.

Sophomore Kristen Olds (Painesville, OH) placed fourth in the pole vault, earning four points. Her jump of 12-02.75 moves her to second on the Brown top ten all time performance list.

Sophomore Ali Mumford (Gresham, OR) took sixth place in the javelin with a 37.07 throw, good for one point.

In the 100 meter dash trials, junior Akilah King (Medford, MA) placed second in 11.94, followed by freshman Thelma Breezeatl (Manassas, VA) in third in 12.07. Senior Lauren Hale (Warren, RI) placed eighth in the trials in 12.30. All three athletes qualified for the finals. In the 200 meter trials King ran the fastest time of the day with a 24.43. Breezeatl finished in sixth in 25.19, followed by Hale in eighth in 25.33. All three athletes will be competing in tomorrows finals for this event as well.

Freshman Jasmine Chukwueke (San Diego, CA) placed sixth in the 400 meter trials in 55.85, allowing her to progress to the finals. Senior Cheryl Scott (Atco, NJ) also qualified for tomorrow's finals by finishing seventh in 56.19.

Senior Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) qualified for the finals in the 800 meter run, placing sixth in the semi-finals with a time of 2:13.84.

Sophomore Dianna Anderson (Verona, NJ) placed fifth in the 110 meter hurdles in 14.87, qualifying for the finals. The competition will continue tomorrow with the finals of the sprinting and middle distance events, plus the steeplechase, 5,000 and 3,000 meter runs and relays. The triple jump, discus, and high jump will also take place tomorrow. Live results will be posted throughout the day tomorrow from the following website:

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