Brown Men and Women Capture First Place at Brown Invitational

For Immediate Release: April 14, 2001 401-863-2219


The men’s and women’s track teams of Brown University have each captured first place at their own Brown Invitational Track Meet, held on April 14 at Brown Stadium. The men’s teams finished as follows: 1. Brown, 168; 2. URI, 125; 3. Wheaton, 92; 4. UMass, 86; 5. Southern CT, 60; 6. Northeastern, 43; 7. Providence, 13. The women’s teams finished as follows: 1. Brown, 251; 2. URI, 95; 3. UMass, 81; 4. Southern CT, 53; 5. Providence, 47; 6. Northeastern, 17. The Brown men took first place in four different events, but gained most of their points with many strong top-five finishes. Sophomore David Arundel (Wakefield, RI) captured the high jump at a height of 7’00.00", while fellow sophomore Steve Marino (Dunbarton, NH) ran to a first place finish in the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.4 seconds, edging out the next finisher by a mere one-hundredth of a second. Senior Peter Hollatz (Exline, IA) took first in the 5,000-meter run in 14:37.45, and teammate Brian McKnight (Monroe, NY) came in right after him at 14:54.82. The 4x100 meter relay team also captured first place. While Brown didn’t take the pole vault event, the Bears placed three in the top five, all in scoring position, and accomplished the same feat in the 1,500-meter run. Three different Bears also scored in the 200-meter dash, the 100-meter dash and the 5,000-meter run. The Brown women crushed all competition, and took first place in an incredible twelve events. Junior Amber Knighten (Alta Loma, CA) and senior Lindsay Taylor (Boone, NC) were the only Bears to take more than one event. Knighten placed first in the shot put, beating out the next competitor by almost ten feet, and then captured the discus by about six feet. Taylor won the high jump at 5’06.00", the same height (in less attempts) as second place Brown finisher Emily Owens (Silver Spring, MD), and then ran to a first place finish in the 100-meter high hurdles in 14.7 seconds, five hundredths of a second ahead of Ayanna Andrew (Freeport, NY) in second place. Martha Blake (Attleboro, MA) took the long jump with a distance of 18’11.50", and Lauren Contursi (Flemington, NJ) took the pole vault at 11’06.00", beating out the next competitor at the height because she accomplished the feat in fewer attempts. In distance events, Angie Morey (Chapel Hill, NC) won the 1,500-meter run in 4:37.07 minutes and Rosie Woodford (Peacedale, RI) won the 3,000-meter run in 10:03.49. Konique Ballah (Cranston, RI) took the 400-meter dash, Julia Stevenson (Detroit, MI) took the 200-meter dash, and Keely Tharp (Roberts, WI) placed first in the 400-meter intermediate hurdles. The 4x400 meter relay team also captured first place.