BOSTON – The Brown University men's and women's track & field teams continued the indoor campaign with a pair of third-place team finishes at the Northeastern Joe Donahue Games Friday at the Reggie Lewis Center.
The men's team placed third out of eight teams with 113 points, finishing behind Army West Point and Northeastern. The women's squad racked up 128 points and placed behind only UMass and Northeastern.
On the men's side, junior sprinter Brian Pfaff (Johannesburg, South Africa) won his heat in the 60 meters and then cruised to victory in the finals with a time of 6.94. Fellow junior Tosin Oyewole (Elkridge, Md.) captured first place in the 400 meters with a winning time of 49.13.
Martin Martinez (Waukegan, Ill.) turned in a runner-up finish in the 1,000 meters as he crossed the finish line in a time of 2:28.45. Rookies Ryan Laudermilk (Riverside, Calif.) and Nigel Despinasse (Baton Rouge, La.) added runner-up performances in the high jump (6-6) and shot put (54-01.00), respectively.
For the women, senior Shanelle DeJournett (Knoxville, Tenn.) continued her impressive senior campaign with a first-place showing in the long jump with a leap of 18-05.25. Rachel McMahon was second in the event at 18-04.50.
Also in the field, freshman Zion Lewis (Canton, Ga.) was victorious in the triple jump at 39-09.00, while Michelle Bazile (Princeton, N.J.) and Jenell Grier-Spratley (Alexandria, Va.) added second-place performances in the weight throw (54-06.75) and high jump (05-07.25).
Sprinters Audrey Holt (Alpharetta, Ga.) and Kennedy Kerr (West Hempstead, N.Y.) finished second in the 60 meters and 200 meters, respectively, in times of 7.78 and 25.26. Rookies May Stern (Providence, R.I.) and Shari Rauls (Larchmont, N.Y.) also added a pair of runner-up finishes in the 400 meters (56.62) and 500 meters (1:16.79).
The 4x400 meter relay team of Mikela Waldman (San Francisco, Calif.), Lewis, Holt and Stern topped the field of eight with a winning time of 3:56.14.
Both teams will be back in action next weekend at Boston University Terrier Invitational.