PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Brown track and field program combined for 13 wins to kick off the indoor campaign on Saturday as the Bears hosted the Alden Invitational at the Olney Margolies Athletic Center.
"We look forward to this meet every year as the culmination of our fall training," said Tim Springfield, Director of Track & Field/Cross Country. "Overall, I was pleased to see as much progress as we showed--I think we are well-positioned heading into the heart of the season in January."
On the women's side, junior Shanelle DeJournett (Knoxville, Tenn.) won the high jump with a personal-best of 5-09.75, tying the second-best leap in program history.
Senior O'Sha Williams (Jamaica, N.Y.) posted the sixth-best triple jump in program history with a winning leap of 40-02.00 for an indoor personal best.
For the men's team, Ryan Kelly (Greenwich, Conn.) cruised to a victory in the 300 meters in a time of 34.77.
Junior Aaron Comery (Coventry, R.I.) captured first place in the shot put with a toss of 56-01.25 for eighth-best all-time, while rookie Owen Russell (Attleboro, Mass.) won the weight throw and posted the sixth-best toss all-time at 60-05.25.
Emma Sloan (300m), Rachel McMahon (long jump), Christian Bermel (500m), Dylan Groos (1000m), Tom Hale (3000m), Christopher Garzia (60mh), and Taylor Alarcon (long jump) also picked up individual victories.
The track and field team has a break in competition until January 9th when the Bears compete at the Yale Invitational in New Haven, Conn.