Brown Places Fourth at Iona Meet of Champions

Sept. 30, 2006

New York, NY - The Brown Women competed in a six-kilometer race today at the Iona Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park. Host team Iona College came in first with 45 points, followed by Boston College (58 points), Cornell University (61 points), and Brown who scored 124 points and took fourth place. Ivy League rival Harvard also competed, placing seventh with a score of 180 points.

Junior Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK) placed first for Brown and 15th overall with an enormous personal best of 21:49. Senior Naja Ferjan (Ljubljana, Slovenia) followed in 22nd with a time of 22:17 in her season debut.

Freshman Jenna Ridgway (Santa Barbara, CA) placed 27th, completing the course in a time of 22:28. Sophomore Lindsay Kahn (Port Jefferson, NY) and freshman Brooke Giuffre (Carlsbad, CA) rounded out the scoring positions for Brown by placing 41st (22:43) and 46th (22:54), respectively.

The Bears will compete again on Saturday, October 7 at the New England Championship Meet, which will be held at Franklin Park in Massachusetts.



Team Scores:
1. Iona 45
2. Boston College 58
3. Cornell 61
4. Brown 124 6. Belmont 179
7. Harvard 180
8. St. Joseph's 222
9. UMass Amherst 258
10. UMass Lowell 272

Individual Results:
1. Aziza Aliyu, Westchester TC, 20:47.4
2. Teraza Yohannes, Westchester TC, 20:57.6
3. Salome Kosgei, Iona, 21:01.0
4. Mckayla Plank, Iona, 21:19.5
5. Emmily Chelenga, Iona, 21:21.0

15. Smita Gupta, Brown, 21:49.4
22. Naja Ferjan, Brown, 22:17.2
27. Jenna Ridgway, Brown, 22:28.8
41. Lindsay Kahn, Brown, 22:43.7
46. Brooke Giuffre, Brown, 22:54.0
51. Nora Sullivan, Brown, 23:01.4
57. Michol Monaghan, Brown, 23:19.0
66. Alex Brown, Brown, 23:38.5

Complete Results