Brown Women’s Track & Field Earns First Place at Brown Invitational

Providence, RI- The Brown Women's Track & Field team had a great day at the Brown Invitational on Saturday afternoon. The Bears earned the title with 225 points, and were followed by Rhode Island (154.5), Harvard (97), Connecticut (60), Providence (60), SCSU (11.5) and Bryant (11).

The Bears were outstanding in the field events once again, as senior Danielle Grunloh (Effingham, IL) earned the shot put title and discus title. She won the shot put with a 15.55-meter throw, and then turned in the fourth best discus throw in the nation with her first-place toss of 52.71m – which was an eight-foot personal record.

Junior Brynn Smith (Saco, ME) followed behind Grunloh in the shot put with a 14.69m toss for second place, and freshman Victoria Buhr (Cheboygan, MI) finished fourth overall with a 13.42m throw. In the discus, freshman Lacey Craker (Baraboo, WI) followed in second place throw of 44.40m, and Buhr posted a 42.35 mark to finish in third. Smith also garnered the hammer throw title with a solid mark of 58.18m.

Rounding out Brown's scorers in the field was junior Natasha Smith (Gloucester, MA), who won the javelin with a mark of 40.54m, and senior Katherine Wood (St. Joseph, MO) followed right behind with a 40.40m throw. Also, senior Anja Hergrueter (Newton, MA) garnered the high jump title with a height of 1.60m.

The Bears went 1-2-3 in the triple jump for the second week in a row. Junior Rachel Biblo (Thiensville WI) earned the title with a ½ foot personal record of 12.05m, Freshman Gabriella Baiter (Greenlawn, NY) came in second with a 12.05m leap and senior Shannon Stone (Mont Vernon, NH) was in third with an 11.74m throw. Also, freshman Hannah Wallace (Whitefish Bay, WI) earned third place in the pole vault with a 3.25m.

In the running events, junior Jasmine Chukwueke (San Diego, CA) had a personal record of 25.51 seconds in the 200m dash to place third overall, and Ihiechi Ohia-Enyia (Bronx, NY) earned fourth in the 100m dash with a 12.88 seconds.

Lucy Higgins (Jeffersonville, VT) earned second place in the 400m with a time of 58.42, and Samantha Adelberg (Washington, DC) finished fourth with a 58.60. Also, sophomore Rosie Fleming (Westlake Village, CA) and junior Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ) earned second and third place finishes, respectively, in the 800m.

Ramsey won the 1,500m race with a time of 4:31.75, and Fleming came in right behind with a fourth place time of 4:37.09. Lauren Pischel (La Jolla, CA) earned the 3,000m title with a 10:14.96, and Susan Scavone (Summit, NJ) finished in fourth in the 100m hurdles with a time of 15.12.