PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown University track and field program combined for 14 titles to kick off the indoor campaign on Saturday as the Bears hosted the Alden Invitational at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center.
On the men's side, junior Christopher Garzia (East Meadow, N.Y.) won the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.39, while sophomore Raul Green (Hopatcong, N.J.) took first in the finals of the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.07. Freshman Zack Emrich (North Kingstown, R.I.) won the 500 meters at 1:05.48.
Senior Henry Tufnell (Cirencester, England) paced the distance group with a first-place finish in the 1,000 meters as he crossed the finish line in a time of 2:26.92.
In the field, junior Matthew O'Hara (Riverside, Calif.) won the shot put with a toss of 51-10.50 and also claimed first place in the weight throw at 59-01.25. Sophomore Nkosi Jones (Ambler, Pa.) picked up a victory in the long jump with a leap of 23-02.50, while sophomore Taylor Alarcon (Wilmette, Ill.) won the triple jump with a winning distance of 49-05.50.
Rookie Joseph Yoo (Andover, Mass.) enjoyed a strong collegiate debut as he tied for first place in the pole vault with a cleared height of 14-05.25.
On the women's team, junior Emmaline Suchland (Seattle, Wash.) took first in the 60-meter dash with a time of 7.77, before rookie Jeanine Noordam (San Jose, Calif.) won the mile as she crossed the line in a time of 5:16.05. Fellow freshman Joelle Feinberg (Port Washington, N.Y.) picked up a victory in the 3,000 meters with a time of 10:25.62.
Sophomore Shandell Scott (Norfolk, Va.) claimed first in the long jump with a leap of 17-11.00, while junior Chelsie Churchill (Mission Viejo, Calif.) won the triple jump with a winning distance of 36-02.25.
Junior Morayo Akande (Robinson, Ill.), the reigning Ivy League indoor champion in the high jump, captured first place with a cleared height of 5-07.75.
Several members of the women's team also took part in the URI Pentathlon on Friday. Junior Rachel Van Metre (Swarthmore, Pa.) paced the Bears and finished third overall with 3,122 points.
The track and field team has a break in competition until January 10th when the Bears compete at the Yale Invitational in New Haven, Conn.