Dec. 3, 2005
Meet photos by Dan Grossman '71
The women's track and field team hosted the Alden Invitational on Saturday, earning notable results in a wide variety of events to begin its indoor season.
"This was a great start for the season," said Akilah King '08. "We had a lot of impressive performances."
For many on the team, the invitational proved to be more than just the first competition of the season. This was particularly true for captain Brittany Grovey '06. Competing in the triple jump, Grovey set a school record with a distance of 12.22 meters. Grovey was the forerunner of a 1-2-3 finish in the event, as Kat D'Auria '09 and Katherine Harty '09 took second and third with jumps of 10.66 and 10.26 meters, respectively.
While Grovey's record-setting jump was certainly the highlight of the competition, it was by no means Bruno's only impressive performance in the field events. Behind the triple jump, the long jump was Brown's most successful event of the entire competition. D'Auria made her second appearance in the top three, pacing a first-year sweep with a final jump of 5.14 meters.
The Brown pole vaulters also left their mark, placing five competitors in the top ten. Janea Russ '06 and Tiffany Chang '08 finished first and third, respectively, with both jumpers reaching 3.50 meters in the finals.
In the high jump, Erin Meschter '06 delivered a jump of 1.58 meters in the finals - good for second place - and teammate Teri Silva '07 finished fifth with a jump of 1.48 meters to close out a great showing by Brown in the field events.
King took first in the 200-meter dash with a winning time of 25.48 seconds.
"I was really surprised," King said, attributing her victory to hard work over the past two years.
Nicole Burns '09 garnered another first-place finish in the 400-meter dash even though she was competing in the event for the first time at the collegiate level. Burns said that she was "very nervous," even as she sprinted her way to a first-place finish in 58.54 seconds.
"I performed very well for my first meet," she said. "I was surprised."
Natasha Barrett '07 and Shults finished right behind Burns and earned third- and fourth-place finishes with times of 1:00.00 and 1:00.28, respectively.
Bruno recorded two more victories in the sprints events, taking first place in both the 55-meter hurdles and the 4x400-meter relay. After Dianna Anderson '09 finished second and Brooke Wolfe '07 took fifth in the preliminaries of the 55-meter hurdles, both runners finished one spot higher in the finals, with Anderson taking the top spot in 8.66 seconds and Wolfe coming in fourth in a time of 9.04. Brown's A team in the 4x400 relay recorded Bruno's final victory in the sprints with a one-second win over the University of Rhode Island, finishing in 3:58.28.
The Bears further showed off the depth of their team with strong performances in the long-distance events to go along with their successes in the field events and sprints. In the mile run, Kelly Powell '06 finished fifth in 5:11.89.
Becky Crossin '08 earned another solid finish for the Bears' long-distance squad, taking second place in the 3,000-meter run in 10:56.17.
According to Burns, team spirit was a chief motivating factor behind Bruno's strong start to its indoor campaign.
"We did well bringing the whole team together," Burns said. "Everyone really supported each other. We gained some track pride."
The team's next meet will take place over winter break when it competes at the University of Rhode Island Invitational on Jan. 13.
--Chris Mahr and Erin Frauenhofer
|Brown University||Hy-Tek's MEET MANAGER 12/3/2005 Page 1|
|Brown University Alden Invitational - 12/3/2005|
|Results - Alden|
|Women 55 Meter Dash|
|8 Advance: Top 2 Each Heat plus Next 2 Best Times|
|10||Lesley Bautista||Holy Cross||7.64||3|
|13||Meghan Carrette||Holy Cross||7.81||1|
|15||Lauren Talion||Holy Cross||7.99||2|
|17||Jamie Curley||Holy Cross||8.11||1|
|19||Kristin Anzuoni||Holy Cross||8.26||2|
|20||Christine Carroll||Holy Cross||8.33||1|
|21||Christina Grass||Holy Cross||8.57||2|
|22||Elizabeth Doherty||Holy Cross||8.60||3|
|23||Amanda Taylor||CC Phil||8.63||1|
|24||Tina-Marie Rosenberger||Holy Cross||8.79||3|
|Women 55 Meter Dash|
|Women 200 Meter Dash|
|(Women 200 Meter Dash)|
|17||kristen Mc Gill||URI||27.46||4|
|23||Lauren Courtney||Holy Cross||28.26||7|
|26||Emily Winacoo||Holy Cross||28.79||8|
|27||Jamie Curley||Holy Cross||28.81||6|
|29||Katie Spinelli||Holy Cross||28.89||7|
|30||Megan Williams||Holy Cross||28.97||8|
|32||Lesley Bautista||Holy Cross||29.14||7|
|33||Kelly Shaw||Holy Cross||29.42||6|
|35||Carolyn Cody||Holy Cross||29.68||9|
|37||Caitlin Moore||Holy Cross||29.86||8|
|38||Jordan Le Blanc||Providence College||30.10||6|
|41||Christina Newell||Holy Cross||30.92||9|
|42||Kristin Anzuoni||Holy Cross||31.82||8|
|43||Clarice Ferolito||Holy Cross||31.83||7|
|44||Tina-Marie Rosenberger||Holy Cross||31.84||9|
|45||Amanda Taylor||CC Phil||32.07||9|
|46||Gillian Bearfield||Holy Cross||32.57||9|
|Women 400 Meter Dash|
|6||Lauren Courtney||Holy Cross||1:00.85||3|
|(Women 400 Meter Dash)|
|11||Katie Spinelli||Holy Cross||1:02.42||3|
|12||Danielle Meder||Holy Cross||1:04.01||3|
|15||Kelsey Hammer||Holy Cross||1:04.51||4|
|16||Megan Williams||Holy Cross||1:05.67||4|
|17||Meredith Johnson||Holy Cross||1:05.92||4|
|19||Christine Carroll||Holy Cross||1:07.85||4|
|Women 500 Meter Dash|
|3||Emily Winacoo||Holy Cross||1:20.62||1|
|7||Katherine Shock||Providence College||1:23.39||3|
|8||Sophia Grammenos||Holy Cross||1:23.66||2|
|12||Carolyn Cody||Holy Cross||1:30.92||3|
|Women 1 Mile Run|
|1||Meghan Owen||Providence College||4:53.62|
|2||Aine Hoban||Providence College||4:58.88|
|3||Katie Di Camillo||Providence College||5:02.38|
|4||Michelle Childs||Providence College||5:02.76|
|6||Katie Tworg||Providence College||5:19.47|
|7||Katie Clay||Holy Cross||5:35.10|
|9||Marie Hickey||Holy Cross||5:43.48|
|Women 1000 Meter Run|
|1||Kate Campbell||Providence College||3:06.77|