Women’s Track in First Place and Men’s in Third after First Day of Ivy League Heps

Hanover, NH-The Brown men’s and women’s track & field teams had a number of strong finishes during the first day of the Ivy League Indoor Track & Field Heptagonal Championship at Dartmouth. The women’s team is tied for first place with Princeton with 31 points, and the men are currently in third with 14 points. Both squads did an outstanding job today and have athletes competing in the finals tomorrow.

On the women’s side, Brown’s top performances came in the shot put as the Bears locked up first, second and fourth place finishes. Leading the group was senior Danielle Grunloh with a 15.48m toss to earn the title, while junior Brynn Smith followed in second with a 15.21 throw. Fourth place was earned by freshman Victoria Buhr, who posted a 14.13m.

Also having a great day was senior Ariel Wright, who earned second place in the 5k with a 14-second personal record and NCAA provisional qualifying time of 16:35.98. Wright will also compete in the 3k tomorrow as well. Freshman Hannah Wallace had a strong sixth place finish in the pole vault, registering a personal record of 3.60m.

On the men’s side, Bryan Powlen once again had a great meet to earn second place in the shot put with a throw of 16.87m. Both Brian Schilder and John Loeser will be running in the one-mile final tomorrow, Schilder ran a 4:13.94 and Loeser recorded a time of 4:17.58.

Freshman Nate Elder had over a one-second personal record in the 500m finals with a time of 1:05.29.