February 6, 2010

Women’s Track & Field Earns Seven First-Place Finishes at Giegengack Invitational

New Haven, CT- The Brown women’s track & field team took another great step in the direction of its goals this season as the squad earned seven first-place finishes at the Giegengack Invitational at Yale University this weekend. The Bears carried forth the momentum from last weekend and competed extremely well across event groups.

It was another solid week in the field events for the Bears, as junior standout Brynn Smith garnered the shot put title with a toss of 15.10m. Teammate Danielle Grunloh’s toss of 15.10m was good for second place, and freshman Victoria Buhr threw a 13.17m good for seventh.

Earning the triple jump title was junior Gabriela Baiter with a 11.99m leap, as Shannon Stone placed third with a 11.61m and Rachel Biblo followed with a fourth place jump of 11.23m. In the pole vault, freshman Hannah Wallace brought home the title with a 3.55m and Susan Scavone picked up the 60m hurdle title with a time of 9.01 seconds. The Bears had success in the one-mile run as well, as senior Ariel Wright’s time of 4:53.10 was good for first and freshman Bree Shugarts followed right behind with a second place finish of 4:56.15.

Sophomore Rosie Fleming crossed the finish line in 2:56.63 in the 1,000m run for first place, and freshman Elaine Kuckertz ran a great race for 2:59.50 for fourth. In the 400m dash, senior Jasmine Chukwueke finished in second (56.80) and in the 800m run, junior Kesley Ramsey crossed the line in 2:14.23 for third place.

Freshman Olivia Thomas registered a 1:16.15 in the 500m dash for first place, as junior Samantha Adelberg came in ninth with a time of 1:18.82. Also earning a solid finish was Bruno’s 4x400m relay team comprised of Brielle Beaudette, Ramsey, Adelberg and Shugarts, that turned in a 3:58.31 for a fourth place finish.

The Bears will now compete at The Armory on Feb. 13.

Pictured (right): Kesley Ramsey '11 by dspics.com